Today was a productive day, went to my guard card call in the morning. I have one more class to go to then I am officially all set for the next two years. In the state of CA you must posses what is known as the 'Guard Card' to work in any aspect of the security field. It is kind of the same as the SORA training back east but here in CA companies will not even look at you without one. Its fairly simple stuff; Report writing, the ins and outs of court procedures, the powers of arrest and detention and general stuff someone that wants to be a security guard should know.
They also do fingerprints and background checks, you know just to make sure you are clear of ever getting caught....wink wink emphasis on the 'caught' part lol. And once you pass all the test and the background checks they issue you your card. I have my temporary card, it can take up to three weeks to get the actual card that is issued from the state.
So I put on the suit, the tie and added one more part to my arsenal: My glasses. They say glasses make you look smarter and every bit could help. I have not been using my glasses in my past interviews so lets see if they help on this one. I prefer contacts over glasses but if they can help me look the part of the job I want then glasses I will wear.
Now with my suit on, my temp card, my resume and my little black portfolio I headed into another job interview. I will not say much about it or how I thought it went, I do not want to jinx myself. I really do not believe in that stuff but at this point I will light incense and do naked chants in the backyard if I knew it would help!