Loss Prevention 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 12,026 Loss Prevention 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.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing a Loss Prevention Officer Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
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 External Theft, be sure to list it as a skill.
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.
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 Loss Prevention Officer Resume

Contact Information
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.
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.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Loss Prevention 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

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 loss prevention officer skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a loss prevention 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 Loss Prevention Officer
Source: Zippia.com
Cctv, 6%
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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
We compared 12,026 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a loss prevention officer job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average loss prevention officer job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average loss prevention officer candidate have?
The average loss prevention officer resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your loss prevention officer skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from loss prevention officer resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Assets Protection Specialist

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Loss Prevention Officer
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Protect post assets Watch CCTV for potential shrink Make rounds of post.
  • Perform daily checks on product protection standards, use of CCTV to oversee potential shoplifting, and verification of product.
  • Maintain store compliance with OSHA regulations, generate and file reports.
  • Ensured that corporate and OSHA safety standards were met and maintained.
  • Maintain surveillance via CCTV as well as being a leader of store safety practices.
Loss Prevention Officer

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Loss Prevention Officer
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Investigate internal and external theft, monitored CCTV, apprehend shoplifters, documented reports and reported to local law enforcement
  • Completed both Covert and Overt camera installs on the stores CCTV system.
  • Performed safety inspections to ensure compliance with OSHA/insurance company standards.
  • Managed worker compensation claims and maintained OSHA records.
  • Installed and utilized CCTV equipment, as well as used hand-held radios and handcuffs.
Loss Prevention Leader

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Loss Prevention Officer
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Managed a Capital Expense budget of approximately $100K for CCTV systems.
  • Detained subjects for external theft * Installed and fixed CCTV equipment
  • Surveyed building to identify CCTV needs to increase security.
  • Monitored, reviewed,and maintained CCTV equipment.
  • Maintained the safety and security of the store by foot patrol and CCTV equipment use.
Loss Prevention Associate (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Loss Prevention Officer
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Human Services
  • Maintain compliance following OSHA standards.
  • Full knowledge of the utilization of CCTV monitoring systems as well as covert camera installation.
  • Monitored employee and visitor access through DVRs and CCTVs also monitored Alarms through complex C Cure alarm monitoring program.
  • Conducted internal investigations, OSHA violations and Worker's Compensation claims.
  • Maintained and enforced OSHA regulations.
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As a loss prevention officer, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Loss Prevention Officer roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of loss prevention officer resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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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

Loss Prevention Officer Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Loss Prevention Officers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Loss Prevention Officers to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%