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An insight into close protection operations in Somalia

Here is an extract from my recent article published in the British Bodyguard Association Journal and The Circuit Magazine: Somalia, a lawless country located on the east coast of Africa, should be no stranger to anyone in the security industry. The hub of ... (read more)

How to increase your chances of success in finding employment

When you are out of work your full time job becomes finding employment. Therefore you should structure it that way. The vast majority of people look for work in exactly the same way, by sitting in front of the computer and trawling the internet. Instead, e ... (read more)

How to use social media to find employment

Social media plays an active part in most people's lives. It is becoming an ever more important tool in helping people find employment. Companies like G4S actively use Twitter to advertise jobs, there is a myriad of facebook groups based around employment ... (read more)

How to be successful during the interview process

The interview can be a daunting experience and it is important that you prepare for it to ensure that your nerves don't get the better of you, and you articulate yourself as you would like to. The interview could be between you and up to three people depen ... (read more)

3 Year Career Action Plans

It is essential that you plan your career in the security industry, setting yourself an ultimate goal and outlining how you are going to go about achieving this. This can be something specific such as being a security consultant or close protection team le ... (read more)

How to write a cover e-mail

Your cover letter, or cover e-mail as it has now become, should be a high level summary of your whole CV and must be tailored, like your CV, to the role you are applying for. The cover letter is your introduction to a company or recruiter and in order for ... (read more)

An insight into recruitment

Many companies are starting to use recruiters to sift CV's for them when they need to fill a number of positions after landing a new contract for example. The reasons for this are very much a result of the current economic climate. There's a huge increase ... (read more)

Standing out from the crowd

Ex Army, ex police, ex static security with a BTEC Level 3 in close protection, FPOS-I, and a driving qualification, sound familiar? How do you stand out from the crowd in an industry where most operators have similar qualifications and experiences. Learn ... (read more)

How to tailor a CV to a job description

Tailoring a CV to a job description or company is absolutely essential to ensure your CV stands out from the crowd. It should be done every single time you send it out, whether it's changing a paragraph, reformatting or tweaking a sentence, it can make a b ... (read more)

Executive Protection - Put away the rule book

Executive protection, close protection, some say they are the same, some think completely different. I personally categorise executive protection as work in low to medium risk environments. I've worked in executive protection now for nearly four years and ... (read more)