Security CV or Security  Officer Chronological CV / resume

If you are seeking work in the security field, your CV or resume will need to demonstrate that you are trustworthy, able to work well on your own as well as in a team.  As the nature of many security roles require you to use initiative and react to situations it is highly desirable to illustrate you have these qualities on your Security CV.  A well constructed CV will underline your written skills which will be paramount if you have to write reports or statements.

What should your Security Officer CV / resume contain?


chronological security cv for security officer guard role

When applying for a post as a security guard or officer, a chronological CV is highly advisable as it will show you have the required ‘check-able’ period most employers in the field demand.

As a security officer you will need to be reliable,  able to make decisions and honest.  It is highly advised that these qualities are clearly highlighted in your personal profile and demonstrated in the Employment section of your security officer CV / resume.

Use the sample of a chronological security CV below to see what you should include in your CV.

Sample Security Officer CV / Security CV

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Anna Bodi

A very enthusiastic and determined individual with an ability to work well with others, whilst equally suited to working unsupervised. A well spoken and very confident communicator who can use her initiative to develop effective solutions to problems and handle any situation in a calm and professional manner. Able to work well under pressure by using a methodical and rigorous approach to achieving tasks and objectives.
Key Skills:
  • Extremely reliable and dependable
  • Strong planning, organising and monitoring abilities
  • An efficient time-manager
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in three other languages
Employment Summary:
Risk Management Officer
09/2001 to date
J&D Organisation
  • Customer care and front house reception coordinator,
  • Security and safety checks
  • Respond to fire alarms
  • Patrol inside and around the buildings
  • Manage reception to record arrival and departure of the staff and visitors
  • Guarding front gate to stop unwanted guests access into the building.

Security Officer
03/1998 – 08/2001
Fortress Security Service
  • Manage reception to record arrival and departure of the staff and visitors
  • Concierge through CCTV and by physically patrolling in and around the buildings.
Relevant Qualifications:
Anytown Grammar School GCSE: English language (A), Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Italian (A), History (A*), Geography (A*), Physics(B), Religious Study (B), Sociology (C) 1991 – 1998
Hobbies & Interests:
In my leisure time I enjoy playing hockey, netball and swimming. I also have a passion for travel and have combined this with my love of nature to recruit and organise voluntary workers for Neotropical Primate Conservation a charity that protects yellow-tailed woolly monkeys in Peru.

References are available on request


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