My Education: B.A. Communications, Roosevelt University Paralegal Certificate, Denver Paralegal
My Prior Experience: I have worked as a paralegal for several different law firms. I also worked for a major hotel chain in security.
My Company: I work for one of the largest hotel chains in america.
Job/Career Overview: My job is very interesting in the fact that it could change at any day, any hour, any minute. Working in security, there is a lot that happens and you have to be prepared for anything. We have the opportunity to check everyone and everything that we can to make sure that the hotel and it's patrons are safe. We do a lot, really a lo,t of walking: up stairs, down stairs, outside, inside, you name it, we do it.
We have access to the entire hotel, garage and private areas that can only be used by VIPs. We check employees and guests as well as anyone that enters the premises. We are trustworthy and people rely on us very much. We do welfare checks on the guest to make sure that they are OK.
Many times people leave their valuables at the hotel and we have what you call a lost and found area that is computerized and helps us locate the property and send it to the correct person.
I rate this career 7 out of 10.
The best part of my job is the ability to help all types of people and making them feel safe and secure. The ability to monitor everything inside and outside via the equipment we use helps so many. We go through the parking garage to make sure everything is safe for people to walk to and from their cars.
What I do not like is the fact that you may be on call anytime, day or night. Holidays are not an option; you have to work those days also.
Security is a lot of fun but there are a lot of risks involved. At times you have to work with the people you may not want to partner with. Other times you may have to work with the police. You may have drug people or people who had too much to drink on any given day or night. Because this is an upscale establishment, you have to look out for different things and always be aware. But, you have to have the ability to get along with people.