Tough times don’t last, but physically and mentally tough executive protection (EP) agents do. This short article tells you how. Economic turmoil may cause executive protection (EP) agents physical,mental and financial distress if they don’t prepare themselves to handle these tough economic times.
Don’t get depressed. Beat anxiety with a good 10-K run, hit the weight pile or practice you favorite sport. Keep your personal and professional life in perspective. If you are out of work due to the tough financial times, follow this advice:
Look for EP job opportunities in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, etc. Don’t just look in the job-classified sections. Look for news articles and events in your area relating to EP opportunities such as stalkers or crazies harassing a local corporate executive or celebrity. Make contact with corporate security representatives to discuss executive protection support, advance work, motorcade set-up, safe haven surveys and/or providing vetted locally hired security for venues. Send out your professional résumé to potential corporate employers.
Try to eat, workout and socialize in upscale locations where influential people go to increase your network of personal relationships with key people. Get name cards made up with your name, address, contact info and title “executive protection specialist.”
Read good books on corporate EP, attend local EP workshops and increase your network of personal relationships with key people. When conducting your job search activities, always dress appropriately. Maintain a professional low profile to communicate a positive image.
Spend you money wisely on things that will produce money for you such as continued EP educational opportunities and getting a new résumé made by professional résumé services to ensure it is razor-sharp.
Remember your greatest investments are your mind and physical health during economic turmoil. Tough times don’t last, but physically and mentally tough EP agents do. Good luck and God speed.