Professional Security Officer (Female, Age 21) in Portland, OR

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleProfessional Security Officer
Salary$17,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week45
Company Size(not answered)
LocationPortland, OR
Years Experience1 year

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a large, well-known security company who has offices all over the world in many countries.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
secure office buildings for a large health insurance company, general security dutiues and basic customer service. i also do special projects like security for movie premires and special events like concerts and conventions.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
n/a

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
i work with 2000+ people daily and enjoy working directly with people

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
i work directly with my supervisor

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 7
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 3
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amstart work at 7. breif with co-workers, deliver paper work from the previous day, update any paper work that needs to be done.
8am to 9amcheck keys, escorts, general security duties and customer service, patrol basement of 2 buildings
9am to 10amgive other officers their breaks, take my break, do a patrol, customer service, check employee id’s, unlock doors
10am to 11ammonitoring controlled access, monitor cameras, customer service and escorts
11am to 12pmrelieve coworker for lunch, take my lunch break
12pm to 1pmrelieve my supervisor for his lunch, monitoring lobby, cameras, alarms, customer service
1pm to 2pmpatrol, give break to coworker, take my break, customer service, update more paperwork, monitor lobby and alarms
2pm to 3pmmonitor lobby, clean desk area, monitor the outgoing mail for the company i work for, customer service
3pm to 4pmget off of work between 3 and 4 pm, while still at work, monitor cameras, alarms, and check employee id’s
4pm to 5pmn/a
5pm to 6pmn/a
6pm to 7pmn/a
7pm to 8pmn/a
8pm to 9pmn/a
9pm to 10pmn/a
10pm to 11pmn/a
11pm to 12amn/a

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I HAD PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR THIS COMPANY WHERE I USED TO LIVE, I LOCATED THE LOCAL BRANCH AND APPLIED

What was the application process?
SUBMITTED RESUME WITH MY APPLICATION (PAPER APPLICATION)

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
2 INTERVIEWS,1 WITH THE BRANCH, 1 WITH MY SUPERVISOR’S SUPERVISOR

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
ASKED ABOUT PREVIOUS JOBS, IF I HAVE CUSTOMER EXPERIANCE, WHAT I WILL BRING TO THE JOB, WHY I LIKE SECURITY, WHAT SPECIFIC SKILLS I WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, excelent training programs are offered with my company

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
state certified training, manager training

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
no

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
n/a

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
go speak with my company’s local branch

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
diligent, friendly, open minded, helpful, polite, observant

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, training in the field i work in

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
be friendly, learn as much as possible, and give 150%

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no, this is just a job i have to save money until i can go to school for what i really want to do

What are your current career goals?
go to college and get a degree in business management, take real estate classes so i can own my own company

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
though it is not what i want to do, it is a good career for anyone. security offers all types of diffrent jobs and locations, and you can learn ALOT from working in this field.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1n/a3 months9.00/hourcall center, telemarketing
Prior Job 2receptionist & mail center1 year10.00/hourprocess orders, customer service

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.8

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College (Undergraduate)
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Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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