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Security Guard Interview Questions


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Review a list of frequently asked interview questions for security guard jobs.

Security Guard Interview Questions

Describe a time when you had to work with a team to solve a problem at a former security job (or, if you have no security experience, describe a time from any previous position).

Describe a time when you had to deal with an assault. How did you handle the situation? Is there anything you would have done differently?

Tell me about a time when you successfully dealt with an angry member of the public not with physical force, but with only your words.

Describe a time on the job when you felt as if you were in physical danger. How did you handle the situation?

How comfortable are you using computers?

Are you currently CPR/First Aid/AED certified?

If you found out a fellow security guard was accessing information he shouldn't be, but in your opinion it wasn't important information, what would you do?

Imagine you have been called to handle an emergency on the 10th floor of a building, but six guests are waiting to be checked in at the front desk. It's late at night and you are momentarily alone at the front desk. What would you do?

If you are working at an event where there is a large, rowdy crowd, what steps could you take to make sure the event does not become too chaotic or dangerous?

Look at these two photos of two different people for five seconds. Then, put the photographs down, and describe those two people to me.

General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.

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