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5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Private Security Are you stuck at a dead-end job and looking to make a change? Or perhaps just starting out and searching for a career with a future? Want a career with long-term growth potential but worried you don't have the experience, formal education or specialized skills for anything but low-wage work? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, consider a career in private security. SOS Security, the country's fifth-largest and fastest-growing private security provider, is expanding its workforce across the country and looking for individuals who want to grow with us. Here are five reasons to consider a career in private security:

1. There's a Job for Every Personality Type Are you an extrovert who derives energy from being around people? Private security officers work at concerts, malls, entertainment districts, airports and other venues that require constant interaction with others. Many of SOS Security's clients spend so much time with their security personnel that they develop close relationships. If you're an introvert who values your alone time, you might enjoy a night gig, such as patrolling the grounds of a residential community or apartment complex.

2. You'll Build Invaluable Skills Security officers develop skill sets that are transferable to a number of fields, including law enforcement, business and the military. One such skill is mediation. When a confrontation gets heated in a public place, what is the first thing someone yells? "Call security!" You'll learn how to intervene in conflicts and defuse tensions. You'll also hone your communication skills. A private security officer is responsible for the safety of the public. This requires them to carry out orders and communicate orders to others. To do either of these effectively, you need strong communication skills.


3. You'll Command Respect Have you ever seen a group of teenagers horsing around and causing trouble at a mall or movie theater, and then when a security officer materialized, they straightened up fast? That's the kind of respect you'll command. Also, when someone steps into a place of business or a public venue, the security officer is often the first person they see. In effect, you are the face of the company you are protecting.

4. You're Always in Demand Private security isn't a high-tech computer gig that requires you to live in Silicon Valley or an oil rig job that doesn't let you stray too far from Texas or Oklahoma. Like nurses and physical therapists, security officers are in demand everywhere you look, on every corner of the map. If you want a career with growth potential that doesn't require you to put down permanent roots, private security could be the way to go.

5. The Opportunities Are Unlimited Ultimately, what separates a job from a career is what you'll be doing five or 10 years from now. With a job, you can expect to be doing the same thing for close to the same money. But with a career, the possibilities are unlimited. A decade from today, you could be managing your own team or even running your own company. The positions available at SOS Security are career opportunities, not just job opportunities. We promote from within and start training you as a future leader the day we hire you. If that sounds like what you're looking for, we want to hear from you today. Visit our website at www.sossecurity.com, or search for career opportunities in your area by clicking here.

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5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Private Security  

The positions available at SOS Security are career opportunities, not just job opportunities. We promote from within and start training you...

5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Private Security  

The positions available at SOS Security are career opportunities, not just job opportunities. We promote from within and start training you...

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