Leaving the Military can be tough, especially for those who have done nothing else and have spent their whole working life proudly serving their country. Sadly, many veterans fall on hard times when they leave the armed forces – struggling to fit in and find a job, many end up homeless or in prison.
However, what they don’t realize is that they have many transferable and desirable skills that they’ve gained in the military. One of the most natural career paths for veterans is private security; veterans are highly sought after in this field.
Their training, selfless commitment, dedication and discipline go hand-in-hand with the skills needed to be a security guard, bouncer or bodyguard. Not to mention the physical skills and conflict management skills learnt – after all, how wants to mess with a trained killer! Only a fool.
Private security is a natural path for veterans
Veterans entering the private security industry find the transition back to civilian life more bearable, the job has routine similar to that in the military, also many rules and procedures that won’t be to dissimilar to those in the forces.
Your boss and colleagues are likely to be ex-military too, so you’ll have many things in common: a shared dark sense of humor, military banter, you’ll know and respect each other’s background and training, understand your experiences and have the support of your brotherhood should you need to reach out for help or assistance at any point. You also run towards danger as a team knowing everyone has your 6, where as a civilian would freeze or run away and leave you to face the music alone!
Variety for veterans is key
We all know that veterans thrive on action, laughing in the face of death and danger. So, moving into employment in the civilian world can be extremely boring and monotonous, you could soon find yourself signing back up and serving in no time – much to the dismay of your partner and family no doubt!
Luckily the private security world is as vast and varied as our armed forces, with every day or task different, throwing up challenges and at times dangers for you to deal with; keeping those adventurous and exciting types motivated for another day.
Know your worth
If you find the right private security company to work for, you can find yourself being paid a handsome salary, often more than a civilian counterpart. That’s due to your government level training, your thinking outside of the box, your selfless attitude, your fearlessness and ability to get the job done without being supervised or complaining.
Of course, you also have the chance to progress and this can further improve the amount you earn based on your experience and the jobs you are involved in. For those that leave the military and still want to earn a decent wage, this has become a great choice of career because of the money that can be earned.
Security job for job security
Finally, you can get great job security and satisfaction from this type of work because you will be providing a specialist service that is best suited to your skills, training and experience whilst enjoying an exciting career. This means that you can look forward to going to work every day knowing that you’re making a difference, providing a valuable service and a stable income to support your family.