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Career Story: Security Specialist For A Chain Of Retail Stores

Security Specialist For A Chain Of Retail Stores

Job Title: Group Coordinator Of Assets Protection

Type of Company: I work for a major retail corporation.

Education: BS, Marketing, Russell Sage College •• (Troy, NY) •• MA, Education, Sage Graduate School

Previous Experience: I was a stay-at-home mom for thirteen years. I got my Master's while staying home raising my children. Once my youngest child was in school, I took a job as a Human Resources specialist.

Job Tasks: As an assets protection group coordinator I support the team members who work in the retail stores, dealing with safety and security. We track "boosters" and shoplifters and assist in their prosecution when they're caught. I also cover all the budgets associated with both safety and safeness. I deal with 75 stores and assist in their surveillance and help train the store security officers. I travel and do store visits to make sure that the stores are complying with state law.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is that I get to work with many great people and get to meet many new team members. I also assist in prosecuting shop lifters which can be exciting if the case is a good one.

The worst part of my job is trying to keep the budgets for these departments in control. People are still spending like the economy is okay, but it really isn't.

Job Tips: Try new experiences. I started with this company as an HR specialist. Then I had the opportunity to work in the store as a manager, which I did for over a year. Then I went back to the office as a coordinator to have a better work-family balance. I think because of my commitment to this company, they'll allow me the flexibility I need to meet my family obligations.

Additional Thoughts: I never thought I would be in the retail field since I have my Master's in Education. My suggestion is to open your mind to anything. Just because you might have a degree in one field, try new opportunities if they arise because it could be very rewarding. The career I am in pays $20,000 more than a beginning teacher's salary and that is one reason why I can't go back to teaching. Find something you enjoy and do it well.

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