Security Guard Interview Questions

Security Guards protect your premises, employees and assets. Use these sample interview questions to find the best person for the job.

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Your high-potential new hire will be highly-trained with CPR and First Aid certification and surveillance systems and emergency equipment experience. They’ll have great IT and problem-solving skills, will be alert and focused and have awesome ethics. 

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Security Guard interview questions

  • What are the top responsibilities of a Security Guard?
  • How would you rate your IT skills?
  • What surveillance systems are you familiar with?
  • Have you ever felt in physical danger at work? How did you cope?
  • What would you do if you encountered a thief?
  • How would you control large crowds at events?
  • Have you ever dealt with an unauthorized person who tried to enter the facility? What happened?
  • What would you do if you caught a fellow security officer sleeping on the job?
  • How would you deal with a facility visitor who resisted metal screening upon entry?
  • What would you do if an authorized person without proper credentials tried to enter the facility after hours?
  • Describe the standard procedures for admitting guests at your last role.
  • When would you use arms to diffuse a situation?
  • Are you prepared to use medical training to save a life?
  • Which would you prioritize: a large group or an emergency situation?

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