12 Security Resume Examples

Five Key Resume Tips For Writing A Security Resume:

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Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you 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 from the job description. For example, if they’re looking for someone with experience in Customer Service, be sure to list it in your resume’s skills section.
3.
Quantifiable Achievements
Your workplace accomplishments tell the story of the unique value you bring to an organization. Stay away from dry descriptions of job duties. Use numbers to help contextualize your achievements..
4.
ATS-Friendly
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a piece of software employers use to collect, scan, organize, and rank applications. The key to getting your resume past ATS and into the hands of hiring managers is smart keyword usage.
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Christian Kelley
Security
Contact Information
San Francisco, CA
(630) 555-9346
ckelley@example.com
Skills
  • Daily Activities
  • Loss Prevention
  • Traffic Flow
  • Positive Attitude
  • Visible Deterrent
  • Unarmed Security
  • Safety Rules
  • Security Officers
  • Hotel Assets
  • Special Education
 
 
Employment History
Security2019 - Present
Securitas Services
San Francisco, CA
  • Allied Universal (formerly Allied Barton) is a well-known provider of security services with many prestigious contracts.
  • Maintain positive control of contractors being escorted ensuring they only enter authorized areas.
  • Monitor alarm systems and responding to alerts, training additional security officers and serving as crowd control at special events.
  • Worked interior and exterior post Worked close with Law Enforcement agencies in the protection of priceless art objects.
Security2017 - 2019
Securitas Services
San Francisco, CA
  • Report security violations directly to chain of command with incident reports.
  • Monitor Shipping/Receiving gate via CCTV granting access and egress to inbound and outbound truck loads.
  • Provide safety and security to employees entering and exiting the facility.
  • Unarmed Security Guard / Door Person / Mailroom Attendant / Concierge
Bus Aide2015 - 2017
Durham School Services
Durham, NC
  • Assisted toddlers in car seats Assured safety belts were correctly fastened Guided toddlers up and down the steps onto the ground
  • Maintained bus in a safe operating condition through prescribed daily vehicle inspections and driver maintenance.
Education
High School Diploma of null2015 - 2015
 
 
Cheryl Collins
Security
Contact Info
Bronxville, NY
(530) 555-0656
ccollins@example.com
Skills
Activity Reports
Positive Attitude
Loss Prevention
Communication
Exception Reports
Crowd Control
Staff Members
Property Damage
Fire Hazards
Sales Floor
Employment History
Security2018 - Present
Madison Security GroupBronxville, NY
  • Worked with a host of companies to provide security services to them.
  • Responded to various emergency calls and complaints from residences.
  • Implemented the company's emergency preparedness plan in the event of an environmental disaster.
Unarmed Security Guard2014 - 2018
Sears HoldingsBronxville, NY
  • Provided security services aimed at apprehending shoplifters.
  • Assist client in enforcing company policies, procedures, and practices.
Loss Prevention Agent (Part-Time)2013 - 2014
Sears HoldingsBronxville, NY
  • Used, monitored, and maintained the CCTV system
  • Used equipment such as CCTV, Walkie-Talkie radios, Computer, Cash Register, Handcuffs, and Metal Detectors.
  • Audited and ensured that store management, associates and associated personnel were in compliance with loss prevention guidelines.
Education
Associate's Degree of Criminal Justice2012 - 2014
Monroe CollegeBronxville, NY
 
 
Harold Berry
Security
Plano, TX
(260) 555-5353
hberry@example.com
Experience
Security2017 - Present
UNITED PROTECTIVE TECHPlano, TX
  • Work closely with emergency responders when needed.
  • Respond to incidents of suspicious activity, fire, medical emergencies, bomb threat, and flooding.
  • Proved armed security services to each site,to maintain a professional demeanor and outstanding customer service.
Security Guards Dispatcher2015 - 2017
UNITED PROTECTIVE TECHPlano, TX
  • Monitored and patrolled facilities and maintained daily log during shift.
  • Determined the nature and location of emergency; prioritized emergency dispatch units as needed and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Proved armed security services to each site,to maintain a professional demeanor and outstanding customer service.
  • Issue access to the facility using the Lenel access control system.
Loss Prevention Agent2012 - 2015
J. C. PenneyPlano, TX
  • Perform camera surveillance, detect, investigate, and apprehend shoplifters/fraudulent workers.
  • Apprehended and detained shoplifters, filled and completed reports, and worked with police officers/law enforcement agencies.
  • Assisted guest/employees with emergency situations.
  • Developed effective liaison with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to complement overall loss prevention functions and programs.
  • Apprehend shoplifters and prepare reports for prosecution.
  • Installed and Monitored Surveillance equipment Investigated on going theft Apprehended shop lifters according to company policies.
Skills
IDSTransport IndividualsUnsafe BehaviorSafety ProgramUnarmed SecurityClient SiteCommunicationSales FloorLaw EnforcementEmergency
Education
High School Diploma In null2012 - 2012
 
 
Angela Weaver
Security
Employment History
Security2012 - Present
Off Duty OfficersCamp Pendleton South, CA
  • Provided after-hour response at client sites on their shift, including site inspections, emergency response, and discipline issues.
  • Prepare daily logs, input incident reports and answer phones.
  • Front desk operator receiving calls and monitoring facility as instructed by Operations Management.
Security2010 - 2012
Southern California EdisonCamp Pendleton South, CA
  • Protect nuclear power plant against nuclear sabotage.
  • Preform security services for a government facility.
Combat Engineer2006 - 2010
United States MarineCamp Pendleton South, CA
  • Received training in the use of multiple pieces of heavy equipment and heavy machinery.
  • Job title Combat Engineer (12B) Company US Army Construct fighting positions, fixed/floating bridges, obstacles and defensive positions.
Education
Associate's Degree In Communication2004 - 2006
California State University - San BernardinoSan Bernardino, CA
 
 
Contact Information
Camp Pendleton South, CA
(560) 555-8257
aweaver@example.com
Skills
Weapon Systems
MOS
Positive Attitude
All-Source Analysis
Warfare
Security Officers
Security Services
NCO
Crowd Control
Unarmed Security
 
 
Carolyn Ortiz
Security
Bloomington, IL
(960) 555-9290
cortiz@example.com
Skills
VIPDirect CustomersProperty DamageConstant PresenceScan TicketsGift CardsConcession StandIDSUnsafe ConditionsAdmission Tickets
 
 
Employment History
Security2020 - Present
Securitas ServicesBloomington, IL
  • Responded to alarms and security requests for security services.
  • Worked closely with tenant commands, the naval station and ship security officers.
  • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • Subject Matter Expert in US Postal Inspection Service physical security policies.
Security2018 - 2020
Walden SecurityKnoxville, TN
  • Applied loss prevention techniques and investigated external theft incidents when needed.
  • Apprehended and expelled any persons engaging in suspicious or criminal activities.
  • Worked in many different environments to include indoor, outdoor, hospital, museum, and rehab facility.
  • Trained and supervised new Public Safety Officers when hired for the rest of my time being.
  • Patrolled the bid reporting any hazardous or emergency conditions.
Usher2013 - 2018
Regal CinemasKnoxville, TN
  • Serve food to customers; Direct customers to theater; Clean up after customers.
  • Delivered quality food and beverage service to guests with friendly customer service.
Education
High School Diploma of null2013 - 2013
 
 
Christian Kelley
Security
Contact Information
San Francisco, CA
(630) 555-9346
ckelley@example.com
Skills
  • Daily Activities
  • Loss Prevention
  • Traffic Flow
  • Positive Attitude
  • Visible Deterrent
  • Unarmed Security
  • Safety Rules
  • Security Officers
  • Hotel Assets
  • Special Education
 
 
Employment History
Security2019 - Present
Securitas Services
San Francisco, CA
  • Allied Universal (formerly Allied Barton) is a well-known provider of security services with many prestigious contracts.
  • Maintain positive control of contractors being escorted ensuring they only enter authorized areas.
  • Monitor alarm systems and responding to alerts, training additional security officers and serving as crowd control at special events.
  • Worked interior and exterior post Worked close with Law Enforcement agencies in the protection of priceless art objects.
Security2017 - 2019
Securitas Services
San Francisco, CA
  • Report security violations directly to chain of command with incident reports.
  • Monitor Shipping/Receiving gate via CCTV granting access and egress to inbound and outbound truck loads.
  • Provide safety and security to employees entering and exiting the facility.
  • Unarmed Security Guard / Door Person / Mailroom Attendant / Concierge
Bus Aide2015 - 2017
Durham School Services
Durham, NC
  • Assisted toddlers in car seats Assured safety belts were correctly fastened Guided toddlers up and down the steps onto the ground
  • Maintained bus in a safe operating condition through prescribed daily vehicle inspections and driver maintenance.
Education
High School Diploma of null2015 - 2015
 
 
Cheryl Collins
Security
Contact Info
Bronxville, NY
(530) 555-0656
ccollins@example.com
Skills
Activity Reports
Positive Attitude
Loss Prevention
Communication
Exception Reports
Crowd Control
Staff Members
Property Damage
Fire Hazards
Sales Floor
Employment History
Security2018 - Present
Madison Security GroupBronxville, NY
  • Worked with a host of companies to provide security services to them.
  • Responded to various emergency calls and complaints from residences.
  • Implemented the company's emergency preparedness plan in the event of an environmental disaster.
Unarmed Security Guard2014 - 2018
Sears HoldingsBronxville, NY
  • Provided security services aimed at apprehending shoplifters.
  • Assist client in enforcing company policies, procedures, and practices.
Loss Prevention Agent (Part-Time)2013 - 2014
Sears HoldingsBronxville, NY
  • Used, monitored, and maintained the CCTV system
  • Used equipment such as CCTV, Walkie-Talkie radios, Computer, Cash Register, Handcuffs, and Metal Detectors.
  • Audited and ensured that store management, associates and associated personnel were in compliance with loss prevention guidelines.
Education
Associate's Degree of Criminal Justice2012 - 2014
Monroe CollegeBronxville, NY
 

What Should Be Included In A Security Resume

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1. Add Contact Information To Your Security Resume

Your name should be the biggest text on the page and be at or near the top of the document.

Your address doesn't need to include your street name or house number - listing your city and state works just fine.

Your email address should be professional, but not your current work email address. It's not a good look to use your work email for personal projects (job-searching).

Your social media can be included if you have a fully-fledged LinkedIn page or another social media page that showcases your relevant skill set.

Security Resume Contact Information Example #1
Hank Rutherford Hill
St. Arlen, Texas | 333-111-2222 | hank.hill@gmail.com

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2. Add Your Relevant Education To The Resume

Your resume's education section should include:

  • The name of your school
  • The date you graduated (Month, Year or Year are both appropriate)
  • The name of your degree
If you graduated more than 15 years ago, you should consider dropping your graduation date to avoid age discrimination.

Optional subsections for your education section include:

  • Academic awards (Dean's List, Latin honors, etc. )
  • GPA (if you're a recent graduate and your GPA was 3.5+)
  • Extra certifications
  • Academic projects (thesis, dissertation, etc.)

Other tips to consider when writing your education section include:

  • If you're a recent graduate, you might opt to place your education section above your experience section
  • The more work experience you get, the shorter your education section should be
  • List your education in reverse chronological order, with your most recent and high-ranking degrees first
  • If you haven't graduated yet, you can include "Expected graduation date" to the entry for that school

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Security Resume Relevant Education Example #1
High School Diploma 2014 - 2016
Security Resume Relevant Education Example #2
Associate's Degree In Criminal Justice 2014 - 2016
Monroe College Bronxville, NY
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3. Next, Create A Security Skills Section On Your Resume

Your resume's skills section should include the most important keywords from the job description, as long as you actually have those skills. If you haven't started your job search yet, you can look over resumes to get an idea of what skills are the most important.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing your resume's skills section:

  • Include 6-12 skills, in bullet point form
  • List mostly hard skills; soft skills are hard to test
  • Emphasize the skills that are most important for the job
Hard skills are generally more important to hiring managers because they relate to on-the-job knowledge and specific experience with a certain technology or process.

Soft skills are also valuable, as they're highly transferable and make you a great person to work alongside, but they're impossible to prove on a resume.

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4. List Your Security Experience

The most important part of any resume is the experience section. Recruiters and hiring managers expect to see your experience listed in reverse chronological order, meaning that you should begin with your most recent experience and then work backwards.

Don't just list your job duties below each job entry. Instead, make sure most of your bullet points discuss impressive achievements from your past positions. Whenever you can, use numbers to contextualize your accomplishments for the hiring manager reading your resume.

It's okay if you can't include exact percentages or dollar figures. There's a big difference even between saying "Managed a team of engineers" and "Managed a team of 6 engineers over a 9-month project."

Most importantly, make sure that the experience you include is relevant to the job you're applying for. Use the job description to ensure that each bullet point on your resume is appropriate and helpful.


Work History Example # 1
Security
Securitas
  • Received cars from manufacturing facility in Michigan and observed activities until vehicles were transferred to dealerships throughout the state.
  • Used computer systems tailored for securing information in regards to personnel, as well as customers inside the facility.
  • Worked side by side with Command center staff.
  • Monitored fire alarms, intruder alarms and CCTV as appropriate.
  • Provided customer service for seating arrangements.

Work History Example # 2
Security Guard
Walden Security
  • Worked in many different environments to include indoor, outdoor, hospital, museum, and rehab facility.
  • Maintained IDS equipment logs and reports.
  • Trained to act in emergency situations such as performing CPR and knowing where Fire Exits are.
  • Monitored premise through CCTV Cameras.
  • Assisted in maintaining total facility security and safety and reported any breach or potential breach of security.

Work History Example # 3
Sales/Stock Associate
Hollister
  • Organized and sorted clothes for mock display store Team work essential for communication between back stock and mock store
  • Communicated clearly and positively with coworkers and management.
  • Followed all policies and procedures and complete administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Assisted customers by providing excellent customer service in a timely manner Promoted team work through constant communication with fellow co-workers
  • Displayed a positive, helpful attitude on a daily basis.

Work History Example # 4
Unarmed Security Guard
Valor
  • Performed perimeter patrols of facility at random intervals.
  • Used the Webdar system, and trained on CCTV on property.
  • Completed all CPR / First Aid / Defibrillator training.
  • Assisted Security Director in interviewing new applicants, processed weekly $7,000 payroll and scheduled employees.
  • Worked as the dispatch officer: Using various forms of communication to maintain constant and effective communication with officers and supervisors.

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5. Highlight Your Security Certifications On Resume

Certifications can be a powerful tool to show employers that you know your stuff. If you have any of these certifications, make sure to put them on your security resume:

  1. Security 5 Certification
  2. Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  3. OSHA Safety Certificate
  4. First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor
  5. EPA Amusement Operators Safety Certification (EPA)
  6. Certified in Homeland Security (CHS)
  7. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
  8. Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN)
  9. Certified Healthcare Safety Professional - Fire Safety Management (CHSP-FSM)
  10. Certified Security Supervision & Management (CSS)

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6. Finally, Add A Summary Or Objective Statement

A resume summary statement is a 1-3 sentence spiel at the top of your resume that quickly summarizes who you are and what you have to offer. In this section, include your job title, years of experience (if it's 3+), and an impressive accomplishment, if you have space for it.

Remember to address skills and experiences that are emphasized in the job description.

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Updated October 6, 2021