A lot of guards would love to work at a tech company. Here are some tips for landing a security job there.
Know what to look out for 👀:
- It will help if you can explain that you are prepared for the security risks a tech office faces. The major ones in this current environment are intruders trying to steal laptops, iPads, and phones. Make it known that you’ll carefully watch for piggy backers, fake delivery workers, and people pretending to meet a worker there for lunch (and then snatch some laptops on their way out).
Details matter 📋:
- One story that stands out is about a client raving about their guard onsite. They explained that this officer remembered which flavor of Starbursts the CEO liked. It’s all about the small details that add up. Try to remember someone’s name. It will make their day, we guarantee it.
A smile goes a long way 😄:
- Tech companies are especially focused on office culture. They spend a lot of resources trying to design a positive environment. They want their employees to be happy and feel good when they’re in the office. You can help with that experience by being friendly and smiling at people.
Have an open mind to new technology 💻:
- You don’t need to be a tech expert. Remember, you’re there because you’re the security expert. However, it will be greatly appreciated if you show an open mind to trying out new processes and tools. Tech companies are usually trying to improve and upgrade many aspects of themselves. They will love to have someone who is also interested in innovation.