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Security Guard - February 20th 2015, 06:35 PM


So I went to a interview for a Security company and went in today and got accepted. I can start my training as soon as possible to become a security guard.

However, I am not sure if this is what I really want to do. What I want to do is go into Trades. But this will be a stepping stone. My training will be paid for through government assistance. I go through 40/hrs of training then I go to Service Ontario to write the exam (which is 60 questions) and they send me my license where I can obtain a job. The company covers First Aid and CPR training which is good.

If I go down this route I would want to dedicate at least 1 year or more. The rate of pay is really nice.

I need to think about what sorts of things this will open and offer me in the future. Right now, I think it's a good choice to go through with this, I have more experience and a license with First Aid and CPR under my belt.

Is there any benefit to me to go through with this training when I want to go into Trades?

Would it help me?

Thought I should ask what you guys think.
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Re: Security Guard - February 22nd 2015, 07:36 PM

Training and experience of any kind is always better than being unemployed. If you don't take this opportunity, how likely is it that you'll be able to get started in whatever else you might want to do within the immediate / short-term? Do you think that security work is something you'll enjoy enough to be able to do for a year, or will you just be miserable from the get-go?

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Re: Security Guard - February 26th 2015, 07:15 PM

I'm not sure what trades are. The only thing I can think of is international business or stock exchanges.

One side of accepting a job you may not want is that you may get used to the money and then not pursue your dream job. On the other hand, you may not find another opportunity for a long time.
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