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Securitas
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Do you have to be an actual security officer or Would being a former correctional officer be suitable for applying?

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Your prior experience only really affects your starting pay. I had no experience in security and got paid $9/hour. The guy I did orientation with worked as a security guard for a few months at a different location and they started him at $10.50. From what I remember of the hiring process, it seemed like they just needed bodies. The "interview questions" were almost all questions covered in the application or availability questions.

I've seen where correctional officers have difficulties adjusting to a customer oriented role.
It is important to be professional, approachable, courtious and respectful of everyone you come in contact with.

With that said, your approach with a subject will best be served if you work to deescalate volatile situations. We are not able to detain or physically engage subjects over property violations.

I think most sites youre not even a guard youre a secretary so they just look for good customer service skills

They hire anyone who applies irrespective of your criminal background, which will conflict with state guard license requirements.

They do not respect your prior work experiences.

This company will hire anyone with no experience. They hire to just fill a post to cover and make money. Poor management and training.

Sercurity , Are In Cleaning Offices

I have an 6 year experience

You can be a high school drop out. Hooked on crack and still get hired with this company.

Yes , having correctional officer experience would be helpful.

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