Narrow your security jobs search. Fact - when people are searching for jobs, in this case security jobs, they are more likely to turn to the internet than take professional one-to-one advice. A quick internet search of 'security jobs UK' churns up 162,000,000 options which, if filled, would easily clear the 2.5million currently unemployed in the UK with plenty of vacancies left over for the whole of Europe and a few to spare further afield. It seemed a good idea at this point to contact David Cameron and let him know about this extraordinary end to all his unemployment worries, which he might not be aware of, except there are 53,300,000 options to, contact the Prime Minister'. Whist the figures above are grossly exaggerated, many of the claims from even the more reputable employment agencies are equally embellished and on the whole ill-informed - simply uploading your CV, despite how pristine and interesting it may be, will not guarantee an interview, and certainly not a job without one vital ingredient and that is your SIA Licence. You can't work in the security industry without one, it's illegal and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. It's like trying to make an omelette without eggs. In order to receive your SIA Licence you kick-start the process with expert training. There is a whole raft of training options available such as; Door Supervisor, Security Guard or CCTV Operator, and you need to prove that you have passed at least one of the training options to get your licence in order to work in one of the above professions. Why do I need to train to open and close a door or unhook a piece of rope you're asking? Well there's more to being a door supervisor or security guard than you might think. Since the Private Security Industry Act of 2001 was introduced training has moved on leaps and bounds. Door Supervisors, as an example, now need to be aware of a lot of legal aspects that govern how they go about their jobs which include; drug legislation, conflict management strategies, crime scene preservation, physical intervention techniques as well as Health and Safety Regulations plus how to effectively manage an emergency. On average the training takes around four days of intensive 'scenario based sessions' and a final examination. Note, 'scenario based sessions'. The right training provider will ensure you are trained in factual or actual situations by experts hand-picked from the security industry; it's not about watching endless PowerPoint slides that pose hypothetical questions to answer. And in the case of CCTV instruction you will be trained on actual equipment. When you study the course detail it might seem like a BIG ask to take in all that information over four days. Remember, you will be under the guidance of experts and the courses are intentionally designed on a total absorption agenda to focus on the facts, but they are as enjoyable as they are informative. Once you've passed the course and you have your results you can apply for your all important SIA Licence, and there's nothing to stop you searching for jobs at this stage either pending your licence issue. Be sure you get help with your licence application, it's not rocket science, but your submission can be rejected based on the wrong content - find a training provider who'll help you every step of the way and after a maximum of six weeks you'll have your SIA Licence. Back to your security jobs search and the qualifications section of your CV. What do you suppose will make the difference now? Imagine two piles of CVs on the HR Managers desk, the yes pile and the no pile minus these few letters; SIA Licence. The reject pile is more than likely to be heading straight for the recycling bin or the shredder. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what your chances of an interview are here. All jokes aside there are in fact thousands of security job vacancies in the UK right now, but they are only earmarked for the right candidates. The security industry is the biggest employment sector in the country and there are few jobs around that offer so much scope for manoeuvre, as well as excellent financial rewards; all it takes is the right training, determination and your licence. After training you can narrow your security jobs search, you're a qualified professional! We're not suggesting you'll get 162,000,000 replies, but the guarantee of a great job is just a few weeks away.