Good Morning All -
We just wanted to say hello, thank SecurityInfoWatch.com for allowing us to get involved, and introduce ourselves to the SIW community here.
I'm Brian and am the owner and operator of a dedicated online job board for security guards called SecurityGuardJobsDirect.com. While we're a relatively new site, we already have over 3,000 job opportunities for security officers posted and welcome any of you interested to come do a quick search and apply online.
There, that's all the "promotion" I'm going to do!
We're also here to learn more about what's going on in this industry that is getting more and more attention almost daily. Sometimes for what we believe are the right reasons, some for the wrong. We look forward to participating in discussions and learning more of how we can help grow this industry.
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Thread: Hello and a Brief Introduction
01-31-2013, 11:01 AM #1Junior Member
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Hello and a Brief Introduction
02-02-2013, 02:52 AM #2
Brian, you say "that's all the promotion I'm going to do", but from what I can see each and every one of your postings to date is promotional and you make sure that there's a link to your website in every one of them. You also only seem to participate in threads that provide you with an opportunity to bring up (or reply to) the topic of jobs - and, of course, a link to your website.
So - who's zooming who here?
If you want to participate in the forum, please restrict your promotional activities to the Vendor section. That's what it's for. Until then, you've set the record for the new member quickest to make it onto my "ignore" list.
MESSAGE TO MEMBERS: Anyone can create a "jobs" board and populate it immediately with a "database" of jobs by pulling them from established job sites like Monster.com, CraigsList, LinkedIn, etc.
For instance, this particular security guard job site uses the Jobroller WordPress theme, which can pull job listings from Indeed.com and LinkedIn.
You don't need to be in - or even knowledgeable - about any particular field to launch such job sites either. For instance, the owner of this site, Brian Hamlett, isn't a security professional. He runs MyAdvice Media and partners on another site, LegalEasier.com. He also runs a workshop on how to market with LinkedIn, etc: http://newmediaworkshop.tv/about/
In other words, if you wanted to set up a "job site" for septic tank technicians (?) you could do it tomorrow even if you have no idea what a septic tank is or anything about them.
Back to the topic: The jobs listed on these "clone" sites will depend on how well someone has configured the "filter" that pulls those listings. In other words, you might miss available jobs if whoever configured the filter didn't do it the way you would do it.
IMHO, it's better to just visit the major established job boards yourself and configure your own searches so that you're in charge of what results you see, and not someone else who is basically doing the search for you, but on their own terms.
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02-02-2013, 01:22 PM #3Junior Member
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Thank you for the clarification, but help me if I'm confused
SecTrainer is correct... to a point. I myself, am not a security professional. I only operate a website that is focused on the security industry. I'm not sure if that is a problem, as I'm providing a service to security professionals, but maybe it is. I do indeed own MyAdvice Media. I do indeed have other businesses. This I've not tried to hide. I have no intentions of spamming this board and only talking about myself.
In fact, your statement would be incorrect. I have been in other discussions NOT talking about myself, but sharing my own experiences with things like metal detectors in schools, armed resource officers in schools, etc. The ONLY times I've shared my site/services, is when someone was seeking jobs and asked so IN the "Job Center" forum. There and there alone. I believe that was the rules, and I stuck to them.
Now, I DID put them in my introduction because... isn't that what I'm supposed to do? Tell you what I do? Well, I DO operate this website. It IS dedicated to security professionals... and funny enough... it DOES have employers posting directly on there (unlike your statement that I'm skimming off other job boards.) Are my jobs automatically scanned and indexed within the major boards like Indeed.com and SimplyHired?! Of course... that's what THEY do!
But I would encourage you to click on a few of the links to apply online... do they go to Ineed? SimplyHired? Nope... employers websites.
I encourage everyone to go to wherever they can find the jobs. If you find them at Indeed, great! SimplyHired? Great! CareerBuilder? Great! I'm not asking you to search on my board, but if you do, GREAT!
If a requirement of being a part of this community is that I am an actual security guard or security specialist, then I will respectfully bow out. But, I run a job board exclusively for the security industry... that makes me by definition... a part of the security industry. I myself have come from an Information Security and security systems background of 5 years for two different security startups. One called Global Information Security... acquired by Infotecs out of Russia... and Meta Security Group... acquired by Scalable Software out of Texas over 10 years ago.
I see a category on this site called IT/Networking security. I fit under that. I currently do not provide jobs directly for that, but plan to on a separate website as it is a high demand job that requires a certain skillset that Indeed/SimplyHired/CareerBuilder/whoever doesn't focus on... just lists skills required.
Forgive me if I did something incorrect, but I wanted to make sure you all knew where I was coming from. I was only approved to post in this forum a few days ago and went here first.... second to the Job Center forum where I thought I could provide value... and then into the "Guards Discussion" where I replied to topics of metal detectors and armed guards in schools.
I appreciate that this community is active in policing its own forum as that is not often seen. If it is felt by the moderators, administrators, and community here that I am here to "scam" you in any way, I will again, respectively remove myself.
Thanks for your time... and I hope I can continue to join you all in discussions.
02-22-2013, 12:47 AM #4Junior Member
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Hello guys, I'm so glad to be part of this forum. I am just a silent reader way back, but i found this site really helpful to me so i decided to join and become a member I'm looking forward for more conversation, sharing of thoughts and ideas here. Cheers everyone!
03-07-2013, 06:24 PM #5Senior Member
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