Not satisfied by the private investigator resume you have created to come up with? Well, it’s time to transform it into a thrilling, inspiring and interview winning resume!

The first thing to keep in mind is that the employer is probably seeking a solution to some problem in terms of a private investigator. You need to reflect that solution in your resume to make it attention grabbing.

A winning resume would claim that you have the exact capabilities needed by the employer. Making this claim catchy enough to lead to an interview is not an easy task, but if the skills are rephrased smartly and the qualifications section is made more position centered, it might actually do the trick!



Private Investigator Resume Sample


Luke Carter

765 Spruce Street ♦ Philadelphia, PA 45999 ♦ (003) 444-6666 ♦ luke @ email . com

Self motivated, accomplished investigator with 7+ years of broad-spectrum experience in surveillance and private investigations. Well versed in uploading complied surveillance reports based on concealed mobile and stationary observations aptly and confidentially

• Skilled in carrying out covert observations
• Well-versed in recording and following the developing story and collecting relevant evidence
• Able to compile surveillance reports based on observation’s log
• Capable of recordkeeping and safe evidence handling
• Familiar with surveillance equipment, cameras, fax machines and communication radios

✔ Tracking systems✔ Location based browsers✔ Proprietary FTP
✔ Mapping and GPS software✔ SMART TRACK✔ MS Office


Private Investigator | JP Morgan Chase, Philadelphia, PA | July 2010 – Present

• Assist the client in investigating the assigned matter and collect relevant information
• Set up surveillance as and when needed
• Connect clues and pieces of evidence to complete the required information
• Assist government and social service personnel in collecting data for child protection or criminal cases

• Led a successful large scale investigation, consisting of a team of 4 investigators and 13 illegal residents all of whom were later deported based on issued report
• Introduced and trained personnel in chip based tracking system at JP Morgan Chase

Investigator | We Solve, Philadelphia, PA | May 2007 – July 2010

• Conducted legal and forensic investigation allotted by authorities
• Created observation and surveillance reports and uploaded the same promptly
• Collected, verified and compiled facts to initiate valid case files as assigned

• Identified a child abuse case while making a separate drug dealing investigation, subsequently placing the child safely in social services care

BS, Criminal Justice | Higher Studies Institute, Philadelphia, PA | April 2007