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Sometown, OH 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
February 5, 2018
Mr. Joseph Ming
55 Hanover St.
Sometown, OH 55555
Re: Security Officer | Advertised on Monster
Dear Mr. Ming:
As a dedicated security officer, I have served on security forces for large corporations since joining XYZ Security Consulting in 2010. Previously as a military police officer for the U.S. Marine Corps, I handled law enforcement and security guard assignments at military bases and embassies in the U.S. and overseas.
My background appears to be a strong match to your advertised opening on Monster for a security officer, and I hope to be considered for this position.
Throughout my career, I completed extensive training in weapons handling, personal protection, counter-terrorism tactics, patrol procedures and surveillance systems, and was honored with awards and commendations for exemplary service in protecting lives, property and classified assets.
- Reduced shrink 17% by strengthening undercover surveillance procedures
- Ensured the safety of high-profile clients and their guests in high-risk regions of the world
- Implemented cutting-edge technologies and CCTV systems to improve security measures
- Conducted threat assessments to mitigate risk and prevent security vulnerabilities
Working collaboratively with law enforcement agencies and security personnel, I am dedicated to serving my clients with excellence. My credentials include certification from the Ohio Police Officer Training Academy and licensure to carry a concealed handgun.
Please call me at (555) 555-5555 to set up an interview. Thank you.
25 Breach St
Cantrun NT 0823
T: (08) 6872 8441
M: 0422 222 221
180 Bent St
Darwin NT 0820
Dear Ms Lock,
Re: Security Officer position
I am writing to apply for the position of Security Officer, as advertised recently on SEEK.com.au.
I am a highly organised and motivated professional security officer with five years experience on the ground.
In my present role, I conduct security operations for a high-profile biotechnology company. This role includes both mobile and static day and night surveillance operations, the investigation of disturbances, boom gate and personnel inspections, CCTV monitoring, and handling emergencies. I am also responsible for training new members of our security team, and for reporting on security operations on a nightly and monthly basis.
In my previous role as security guard at a well-known jewellery store, I oversaw a period of zero theft – a first in the business’s 20-year history.
Throughout my security experience, I have endeavoured to perform security duties with professionalism and diligence. I am praised for my diplomatic approach to problems and sound customer service and communication skills. I am calm but assertive when dealing with trespassers and disturbances, and I am comfortable using force when absolutely necessary and appropriate.
I hold a Certificate III in Security Operations. I also have my Northern Territory security licence, driver’s licence and a current first aid certificate. I also hold a black belt in Aikido, and proficiency in the Israeli self-defence system, Krav Maga.
I am able to work to a flexible roster, encompassing weekends and public holidays. My goal is to continue to provide professional and capable security services in the aid of business. Working for SafeGuard, I believe, would enable me to utlilise my existing skills and continue building on them into the future.
My resume is attached and I look forward to being able to discuss the position with you further.