Executive Protection 10 Secrets For Gaining Bodyguard Jobs

Published: 28th September 2009
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Executive Protection 10 Secrets For Gaining Bodyguard Jobs provides inside secrets on how to find well paid executive protection bodyguard jobs.

Globally business security is a huge growth industry, and the sector of providing VIP executive protection for business executives is one of the fastest growing sectors of the security industry.

People are flocking to the executive protection industry searching for lucrative bodyguard jobs.

Professional bodyguards have never been in greater demand as businesses trade more freely overseas in joint venture business partnerships. Sadly this leaves many businesses vulnerable to attack from organised crime gangs and terrorist organisations.

Business executives and company directors are being specifically targeted for kidnap for ransom. Company freight and other valuable assets are being frequently hijacked. Marine transported freight; cargo and crew are under constant attack from modern day pirates.

This increase in attacks against businesses dictates a need for professionally trained bodyguards. Key emphasis on professionally trained.

Unfortunately the interpretation of a professionally trained bodyguard is wide open to interpretation and is often different between all the bodyguard training companies.

In my 20 plus years of close protection bodyguard industry experience the highest majority of bodyguards I've trained joined the close protection industry because they wanted a career change which offered them a sense of excitement but also paid well.

Hence lucrative openings for close protection jobs and the rush to join the executive protection sector providing close protection for business executives.

This is one of the sectors that many new close protection recruits leave their training programme seeking bodyguard jobs in Iraq, or bodyguard jobs in Afghanistan. In reality these close protection jobs are not for the feint hearted or fresh recruits.

Ideally you should begin by searching for a bodyguard job in the UK, or a bodyguard job in some other low to medium risk theatre so that you can learn your trade before seeking bodyguard jobs in any of the high to extremely high risk theatres of operation.

Cutting your teeth on a low risk close protection operation in the UK is often a great foundation to build your body guard jobs search campaign.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #1

Bodyguard Job Research

Contrary to what many close protection companies may tell you when they attempt to extract your money for training body guard jobs are difficult to come by.

In-depth research into identifying recruitment agents and agencies offering bodyguard jobs in any of the security sectors is essential. The British American Security Expert is a good first port of call.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #2

Close Protection Basic Training

Before you even begin to think about finding a bodyguard job in any of the security and close protection sectors you need to have completed your close protection basic training.

Complete your due diligence to identify that the company taking your money for training is recognised Internationally. If they are not then you will struggle to find any body guard jobs.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #3

Close Protection Membership

It is always a huge help when seeking a bodyguard job in any of the close protection sectors to have a close protection membership in an internationally recognised bodyguard association.

Many past students found their first bodyguard job in the security industry by being a member of the LEBAI Law Enforcement & Bodyguard Association International.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #4

Bodyguard Employment Mentoring

Well paid body guard jobs rarely present to fresh close protection recruits.

If you are serious about long term sustainable bodyguard job in the close protection sector then you need to retain the professional services of a globally recognised British American Security Expert to provide you with close protection mentoring.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #5

Bodyguard Employment Identify Your Niche

Before you begin to search for close protection jobs, you need to identify your niche or your USP Unique Selling Point.

i.e. What particular skill set do you possess that sets you apart from every other recruit seeking well paid body guard jobs. Identify your niche & USP and better paid body guard jobs will come your way.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #6

Bodyguard Job Advanced Training

The British American Security Expert recommends if you are looking for a bodyguard job in Iraq or Afghanistan than it's essential to have graduated from advance close protection training that prepares you for high to extremely high risk close protection jobs.

Executive Protection 10 Secrets #7

Bodyguard Job Specialist Training

Many new recruits to the close protection industry view body guard jobs Iraq and Afghanistan as the route to instant riches.

Many enter this close protection jobs sector ill-equipped and ill-prepared. The key to obtaining close protection jobs in any high risk theatre of operation is graduation from close protection specialist training.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #8

Bodyguard Employment Overseas Networking

Lots of recruits enter the close protection jobs market seeking bodyguard employment overseas. However it is worth noting that overseas bodyguard employment is generally found by registering with one or more of the agency recruitment companies.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #9

Body Guard Jobs Marketing Yourself

The British American Security Expert has written extensively for the need for new bodyguard recruits to understand the need for marketing yourself.

The highest percentage of bodyguards seeking a bodyguard job in the security industry fail because they never address marketing themselves.

VIP Protection 10 Secrets #10

Body Guard Jobs Promoting Your Business

You may be a highly trained bodyguard seeking close protection jobs in the security industry but you are more than likely one of the 90% plus close protection officers working for themselves.

This means when considering any kind of bodyguard job in the security industry you have to promote your business.

Until you accept that you are first and foremost a business person and second a close protection officer you will struggle to find any close protection jobs.


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Dr. Mark D. Yates The British American Security Expert provides high risk close protection, counter terrorism & SWAT training & consultancy in 42 countries. He's one of the world's top 5 executive protection specialists hired by government, military special forces, security agencies & corporates for his security expertise. Claim his FREE 52 security tips & visit him at => http://www.closeprotectiongz.com or e-mail him at drmarkdyates@aol.com

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