1. Explain what are your more technical skills related to this position?

I have been trained in setting up and monitoring surveillance equipment and I take an active part in managing this from scratch wherever I work so that I know what to expect from a certain situation.

2. Do you know how to use computers?

Yes! I am adept at using CCTV Camera programs. I am also a good user of MS Word, Excel, Windows, Internet and email.

3. Tell us do you have any relevant certification?

I am CPR and First Aid Certified.

4. Tell us what core competencies and skills do you possess that render you worthy of the position?

I have acquired various security related skills via training and hands-on experience in security. These include: surveillance setup and monitoring, metal screening, incident report writing, police dispatch cases protocol, fire extinguisher handling, parking management, and security alarms/cameras handling.

5. Tell me have you any relevant certification?

I am CPR and First Aid Certified.

6. Suppose a difficult situation you faced and what strategies did you use to handle it?

Once I received an emergency call from the fifth floor while I was at the reception checking delegates of an important conference. Security staff was short and there was no one to attend the reception while I was gone upstairs. I responded to the situation effectively by initiating a lock down on the ground and fifth floor and updating the security sergeant regarding the situation immediately while on my way to the fifth floor.

7. How to manage a particularly daunting problem like a theft or an act of vandalism?

I am trained to remain calm at all times and to get to the root of the matter. If I get the opportunity to catch the culprit, I deal with him or her as the law dictates.

8. How to decide when you need to use arms to diffuse a situation?

The answer is simple enough. No situation is worthy of using arms unless it is to save a life.

9. How to control your temper in situations like this?

I must admit that it was hard to control my temper at times especially when I know that someone has been wronged. Fortunately, I have been trained to deal with hectic situations rationally rather than emotionally.

10. Explain how do you manage a particularly daunting problem like a theft or an act of vandalism?

I am trained to remain calm at all times and to get to the root of the matter. If I get the opportunity to catch the culprit, I deal with him or her as the law dictates.

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11. Tell me what would you do if a hurried visitor resists metal screening while entering the premises?

I am committed to provide exceptional customer service, therefore, I would convince the visitor to calm down and cooperate for the sake of their own security and that of the premises. If they still do not cooperate I would not allow them to enter the premises.

12. Tell me what would you do if you find out a colleague is accessing unauthorized files?

I would not try to stop him/her personally but I would immediately report to the higher authorities

13. Explain what was your personal interest in training to be a Peon?

Helping people has always been one of my favorite things to do ever since I was a mere child. It gives me a sense of great achievement when I know that someone is feeling secure because of a service that I am providing them. What better option did I have!

14. What do you believe are the main responsibilities of a Peon?

Main duties of a security officer include checking luggage and visitors to ensure no weapon or hazardous material enter into the premises, noting sign-in/out for visitors, recording IDs of all visitors, responding to security calls and conducting scheduled patrols in the assigned area.

15. Do you intend to be a peon all your life?

Yes I do!

16. Can you explain how to manage working the night shift?

It is not too difficult when you are already rested during the day. I usually ask my employer to provide me with a day off in between so I can manage my sleep cycle well.

17. Suppose you have anger issues? If yes, how do you deal with them?

I am not temperamental by nature but there are times when even the most docile of people lose their tempers. Especially in a setting where law enforcement is involved. It might seem a bit childish but counting from one to ten takes the edge out of my behavior like a charm!

18. Explain one of your achievements?

I am proud to say that I assisted in devising an alarm system that works with body heat sensors. I was the prime source of information and feedback for this project

19. Tell me what made you decide that this is the career you wanted to pursue?

I never thought of wanting to be anything else since I have always been interested in and awed by security services.