1. Weak Executive Protection Foundation
Professionally trained EP specialists today. No longer are you restricted to hiring someone intimidating and large. You should consider taking classes at one of the best schools if you don’t have any training.
2. You’re Not Conducting Due Diligence
You claim that you have sent 30 resumes out, but received no response. Did you do your research and take the time to review the information you sent? Are they hiring? Did you follow all the submission instructions? Recently, I posted an advertisement for an associate looking for applicants with a bachelor’s degree. How many resumes did I receive from people who didn’t have a degree? It didn’t state “Bachlor’s Degree Preferable but Not Required” which would have meant that it was fine if the applicant did not have a degree. It is a waste to send resumes for positions if you don’t possess the necessary skills. It sends the message that you don’t know how to follow instructions.
3. Where is your tenacity?
“Tenacity” means persistence, perseverance and a determination to succeed in the field. You sent out your resume to a job opportunity. If you believe that you are qualified and can follow instructions well, executive protection is a profession where you have to stick to your guns. Many people desire to do this type of work but many give up too quickly. There are many stories about people who submit manuscripts but get rejected. America’s #1 Success Coach and Author, for example, says that he received 144 rejections until a publisher accepted his idea. You can only send your manuscript to one publisher at once, and you have to wait up to 6 weeks for a reply. That’s sheer tenacity! He has become a millionaire numerous times.
4. No Network
This field has many jobs that can be filled without the need for an advertisement. Opportunities can be kept within a small group of talented people through word-of-mouth, professional friendships and personal friendships. It is up to you to create a network. It takes creativity and research to create a network private bodyguard in London . Networking allows you to share information and is a great way to do so. Networking is a way to show off your personality, people skills, sense of humor, and intelligence. These qualities are important for securing employment in the field. People should get to know you beyond your bio and resume. Without an agenda, build friendships with like-minded people.
5. Creativity in your Pursuits
You have probably heard the expression “think outside of the box”, which is a way to say, don’t think the same old thing! A great story is about a Lexus car salesman. People don’t go out looking for cars during lean times and the dealership wasn’t getting enough customers. He negotiated a deal with an upscale country club and brought 10 cars to the club for patrons to test drive. His quota was met and the dealership saw an increase in automobile sales. You should think about other ways to reach people in need of your services than the “send resume” approach. Many people have access to resources and contacts, but don’t always have the courage or willpower to establish a friendship with someone who might be of assistance.
6. Reinvent Yourself
It’s a great time to reflect on your strengths and to find ways to help you get through difficult times. Consider this: We are entering the holiday season. Many country clubs, hotels and concert venues, as well as restaurants, clubs, bars, clubs, and department shops, will host special events that may require executive protection or simple security services. Although it may not be glamorous or big, you are building your resume and learning new skills. You might also network by meeting entertainers, executives, or private individuals who need executive protection. Keep your business cards handy, as you never know when a conversation at a hotel function might lead to a job. You can tell the executive that you are not only working as security guard for holiday money, but also that you are an Executive Protection specialist. You should be professional, friendly, but not pushy. These situations require finesse.