Event Security Officer Interview Questions and Answers

Updated on: February 4, 2018

A Event Security Officer interview is probably one of the scariest things!

You have done all you could to get to this stage, and now that the time is here for you to actually prove yourself, you get all jittery. Perfectly normal.

You won’t be as unsure of yourself as you are now, if you go through the following set of interview questions and answers for an event security officer position:



Event Security Officer Interview Questions and Answers

What exactly brought you into the world of event security?
I have always been an analytic individual, and since I had an inherent interest in this area, I decided to couple the two and make a career out of that.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, where do you rate your skills in this regard?
I would give myself a realistic 8, as I am a trained security officer. However, one learns new things every day, which is why giving myself anything higher might be a tad boastful!

As an event security officer, what have been your duties in a past role?
While working as an event security officer, I have been responsible for a wide variety of tasks including creating and implementing security plans, monitoring entrance and egress points, checking personnel and their baggage, ensuring that security and alarm systems are properly installed, and in good working order, making sure that any nefarious activities are determined and put a stop to, intervening in problems such as fights or arguments, and apprehending criminals.

What has been your most challenging workday been like?
I was once assigned to handle the security of a carnival, where over 7000 people were expected. During the event, a6 month old year old child went missing, and at one of the exits, I saw a lady carrying a child of the same age, raring to go out. I stopped her. She was quite calm and provided all the right answers, but I was still quite sure that the child wasn’t hers. We managed to detain her until the parents arrived at the scene, and it so happened that I was right. My sixth sense had kicked in, even though the odds were all against the situation.

What is your modus operandi when dealing with difficult people?
Since I work in a security capacity, dealing with difficult people is all in a day’s work for me. When an individual gets upset – maybe because he or she doesn’t want his or her bags to be checked, or is offended for no reason – I do not lose my cool. Instead I make sure that I talk to him or her calmly, and explain why the process is necessary.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
At the rate that I am learning the ropes, I hope to be working as an event security director soon!