A resume is your professional summary relating to the security field.
You need a separate resume for every company and tailor it to suit the prospective employer’s needs. The same goes for security manager resumes.
1-2 pages are the generally acceptable length of a resume. You have to use this space economically by mentioning as many qualifications as possible within the confined space.
There is no need to mention irrelevant experiences or qualifications.
The visual impact of your resume must be catchy. A balanced and consistent format with moderate usage of bullets and heading usually has it.
An inconsistent format can put the reader off, so be very careful while formatting your resume.
Here is an example:
Security Manager Resume Example
645 Cocoa Ave, Chicago, IL 76209
• Practiced in effective communication with the staff at all levels to ensure the smooth running of assigned security operations
• Adept at reviewing recorded data and damage reports to determine appropriate courses of action
• Well versed in patrolling client’s premises or facility to establish security needs and services required
• Demonstrated leadership ability in emergency response situations on site
• Expert user of incident command system management
• Current driver’s license holder with current CPR training
• Supervision of operational procedures
• Client security services coordination
• Security personnel management
YMCA, Chicago, IL
2016 – Present
• Updated the company’s security manual and emergency procedures in alignment with modern security guidelines
• Identified a significant security threat in the system and rectified it effectively.
• Interpret security rules, procedures and policies and ensure implementation of the same.
• Review irregularity reports and resolve the matter appropriately.
• Direct regular and emergency security activities.
• Confer with various agencies to gain combined security cooperation.
GE Transportation, Chicago, IL
2008 – 2016
• Implemented an efficient accident reporting log system that enabled cause analysis of each accident, reducing the average accident rate by 60%.
• Directed and supervised FCC Fire command and control.
• Created plans for effective implementation of policy and procedures.
• Assessed needs and availability of personnel to provide adequate security staffing.
Associate’s Degree in Security Management
CITY COLLEGE, Chicago, IL
Member, American Society of Security Professionals