How to Make a Good Close Protection CV

Updated February 21, 2017

A CV, or curriculum vitae, is basically a summary of all your educational and professional experience, and it's used to apply for open positions. A CV has the same basic function as a resume. Close protection positions, also known as bodyguard positions, require a very specific skill set. You need to be able to completely protect the person who hires you from all sorts of harmful situations, including kidnapping, stalking, assassination, assault or theft.

Type your name and contact information at the top of your close protection CV just as you would on a resume. Include your physical address, phone number and e-mail address.

Add a professional summary to your CV. This should include how many years you've been working in the close protection industry and summarise the type of experience you've had, such as working in witness protection, special operations or for VIP clients.

Include your areas of expertise underneath your professional summary. These should be directly related to a close protection position, such as event security, risk assessment, crisis management and law enforcement.

Create a section for your professional experience. This should include every position you've had that's related to close protection, including positions in law enforcement and security work. Unlike a resume, your CV will be longer than one page, and the longest section is your professional experience. Include detailed bullet points under each position that explain all of your job duties and responsiblities. For less relevant positions, include three to five bullet points. For the most relevant positions, include eight to ten bullet points.

Add a section for your education if you've received a college degree or any specialised training, such as martial arts training. Include the school you attended, the degree or certificate you received and the date you received it.

Add any other relevant sections to your close protection CV that have at least two to three items to include. Examples include awards, honours, community involvement and accomplishments. Each additional section should include items that are at least somewhat relevant to a close protection position.

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