Commissioned Security Officer Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 2,344 Commissioned Security Officer resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Commissioned Security Officer Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Safety Hazards, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
4.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
5.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Commissioned Security Officer Resume

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Contact Information
Name
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Address
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Commissioned Security Officer CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
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Skills

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand commissioned security officer skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a commissioned security officer : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Commissioned Security Officer
Source: Zippia.com
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
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Experience
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Commissioned Security Officers:

Example # 1

Cadet

Allied Barton Security SERV
  • Ensured safety; monitored inflow/outflow of visitors/tenants; monitored CCTV Responded and handled all types of emergencies
  • Possess First Responder, CPR, and AED training certificates.
  • Required liaison with commanders of all branches of the service as well as foreign units.
  • Assisted company commander, second lieutenants, and platoon sergeants to develop orders and training aids.
  • Participated in monthly exercise drills to assure platoon ready neediness.

Example # 2

Messenger

GardaWorld
  • Maintain accountability of up to two million dollars in cash, safe passwords, and ATM codes.
  • Load, unload and balance in of ATM machines for various vendors.

Example # 3

Security Patrol Officer

Allied Barton Security SERV
  • Trained in CPR/AED and Tactical response for using and carrying OC spray and Handcuffs.
  • Monitored Information Technology (IT) and computer rooms (Data Centers) via CCTV displays located in main security office.
  • Monitored CCTV camera's Accomplishments Master level 5 security officer Fire & safety Officer Hazmat & Biohazard Officer
  • Monitor all activities on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and prevent any unlawful entries.
  • Provide First Aid/CPR/AED services, radio communications and electronic route reporting.

Example # 4

Commissioned Security Officer

Universal Protection Service
  • Monitored 16 CCTV, fire panels, parking areas, buildings and garden areas.
  • Write and speak verbally Theft Vandalism Violence Operate radio device Monitor CCTV Screen
  • Monitor cctv cameras, entrances to facilities and activities within the facility
  • Watched campus ( CCTV) surveillence cameras for all unwanted activities and responded to all emergengies.
  • Monitored CCTV and Access control at the HEB warehouse.

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Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your commissioned security officer skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from commissioned security officer resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
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Education
As a commissioned security officer, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Commissioned Security Officer roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of commissioned security officer resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
Majors
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained
Updated May 19, 2020