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From overseas high risk contracting jobs to local armed security
and law enforcement, Shooters has you covered. We don't cover admin jobs,only armed/physical security and instructor positions.
Guide to Shooter Jobs.
We put this information up front so you know exactly what you're getting into. Everyone wants to be a warrior until it's time to act like a warrior. This industry isn't for the weak or mentally challenged.
You must have at least 4 years military, any MOS, OR, 5 years law enforcement OR corrections within the last 5 years. If you have any of these, you are eligible for employment. You pair that up with a good resume, that doesn't look like half the McDonald's ones we see you will get hired pretty quickly.
This is what you need for entry-level security contracting. It is all that matters to get your foot in the door. The more accomplishments you have on your resume, the more jobs you are qualified for. If you meet these criteria and spend more than 15 minutes working on your resume you can easily find work on Shooterjobs.com
If you do not meet the criteria posted above then Shooterjobs.com
cannot help you. No matter what you say or how many times you ask, WE DO NOT DECIDE who gets hired. The companies do not decide. The clients ultimately decide. These are the requirements. They will not bend the rules when they have 1000 other applicants who meet these requirements. Stop asking us. The answer is a resounding ‘NO’.
If you've been out for more than 5 years then it will take too long to train you on the latest equipment. Once again, why should they hire you, when they have 500 people who don’t require much training? It's a $$ game. There are exceptions, see below in the FAQ section.
This not a industry for people to "break into." This is an industry for trained professionals. Go join the military or be a cop if you want to break into the industry. Put in your time in like everyone else has. Companies will not train you.
If you have any crimes on your record, Shooterjobs.com can't help you. If you got popped for drugs or can't carry a gun, then no company will touch you. This site will not be of any use to you. Leave now. Don't bother asking about the ‘what ifs’. No one within the Shooter Jobs industries will hire you for this kind of work. You do not get rewarded for bad behavior. We live in a place called reality. Not the make-believe places some of you morons live in, where society rewards your mistakes. Mistakes in our world cost lives.
If you can't write a resume then hire someone to do it for you. You don't want to turn in a $15/hour resume when going for a 6-figure job.
We recommend http://www.thinkerextraordinaire.com/
They have a lot of experience writing resumes for the security industry and have been contractors themselves. Tell them Shooter Jobs sent you and they will sort you out at a discounted price for Military and LEO. First check out their website to find out what you will need and how much it will cost. You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThinkerExtraordinaire
We have recruited and teamed up with buddies to start other job sites.
MOS Jobs is now open and servicing all kinds of admin and mechanic jobs. If you are not looking to get into security then check them out.
Commonly asked questions.
1. What about Non US Citizens.
Yes, check the website. We have jobs posted for all nationalities.
2. Where do I send my resume?
You apply through the job posting on Shooterjobs.com
Each one is different. We work with about 200 companies who post job openings on the site. There is no general submission.
3. Do I really have to pay?
If you wish to use our services, then, yes. We are all contractors, not programmers. We are constantly on the move and too busy to host things ourselves. We charge about 30 cents a day to cover the programming and hosting costs. We aren't getting rich over here at 30 cents a day. If you've been around this page long you know we give a lot back to the community. We aren't in this for the money.
How do I know you work?
Check our Facebook page with over a quarter million followers. Go through our past post by others for a ton of success stories. We have been around since 2010 and have helped tons of veterans find employment. If we were a scam you would see a ton of complaints and no fans.
Be wary of any of these companies that offer to post your resume for you and match you up with recruiters. Recruiters get hundreds of applications per WEEK. They do not need to go out looking for someone. Unless you have a really really rare skill like Underwater K9 Sniper who speaks ancient Mayan and is needed for this one time only. Recruiters will not troll through thousands of resumes looking for guys when they already have a hundred resumes sitting on their desk.
The jobs are real. If you have the background and good looking resume you will get hired. We put all those jobs in one place. You can search the internet for a several hours and find half of them on your own posted on the company websites. We get a lot of exclusive jobs that you just can't find anywhere else. But it comes down to what is 3-4 hours of your time worth to you? $2.50 an hour? And you would need to do this every day. So it would break down to your time is worth 10 cents an hour over the course of a month.
4. “OPSEC be damned! I'm going to post my whole resume and clearance on your public page! What job should I apply for?”
First, don't post your bio or clearance level on a public Facebook page. If the right person sees it, then you lose your clearance. If the wrong person sees it, then you lose your family. Think before you post.
Second, we have no idea what job you should apply for; we don't read tea leaves. Start with the ones you are qualified for. Then, narrow it down to the ones that interest you.
Do not apply for a job you are not qualified for. Recruiters will mark your email as spam. When you apply for a job that you are qualified for your application will go to the spam box. They won't ever see your name for that job.
5. Does reserve or guard time count?
Yes, if you have been deployed. You had better expect to start at the bottom. It's not hard to work your way up. You don't need to stay there. You will have to put in time with a company to show them what you're capable of. Getting promoted and getting a 25% increase in pay the first year isn't unheard of or even that uncommon. Be the best guy on the team. Work harder than everyone else on the team. Get put in charge of the team as soon as there is an opening.
6. I got out 6-8 years ago but I've been working as a contractor, instructor, cop, or armed executive protection agent for a major company. Does that count for anything?
Yes, as long as you've been in the field it can count. It will also depend on what job you actually go for. If you've been working as an instructor then good sense would say apply to the instructor positions. If you have been working as a cop. Apply for the police trainer positions. Don't ask us what to apply for. We have no clue what job will interest you. We post job openings, we don't pick out life paths. Our staff sucks at reading Tarot cards.
If you have been doing any other kind of work like planting flowers or a bank teller for the last 8 years then we are sorry about your midlife crisis but this isn't the place for it.
If you do not meet these exceptions then please feel free to leave a comment about how it's BS. You did just fine back in Nam/Desert Storm and could whip any of these young bucks, We love getting a good laugh, letting others laugh at you, then clicking "ban user" on your name. Go take your nap grandpa, and leave the war to the ones who can keep up.
7. I only did 3 years and 9 months but deployed twice. Man it really sucks I can't apply.
If you have been deployed and are a verifiable badass, then the companies won't care about the 90 days of BS you didn't sit through. But, at 3 years X months with deployments on record and an outstanding resume, you can still get hired.
If you only did two years then yeah you're screwed.Don't bother asking.
8. If you are physically disabled and require a device or assistance to roll/walk. Companies will not hire you. These are high-threat security jobs with strict PT requirements. If you are in a wheelchair or have a walker, this isn't the career path you want. If you can't run, climb ropes, climb walls, go through an obstacle course. You cannot be hired. No amount of bitching will matter.
9. I ETS in the year 2019. Can I start applying now?
There is no point in applying or trying to court companies until you have 2-3 months left.
10. The PTSD Question
This is a touchy sucbject with every answer being different. Do you need regular visits or yeah you've seen some shit? There is a difference. Don't respond with your personal info. Think about your answer and just see how it stacks up to what I'm saying. Companies will ask for your medical history during hiring. What do your doctor visits show. Regular PTSD treatments? Drugs given to combat it? Is this guy obviously fucked up and shouldn't have a loaded weapon? Or did like 2-8 years ago shit got real but that was then and this is now. Not a thing about it since. Everyone who went to war came home with some form of PTSD. I don't care what anyone says about they didn't. Everyones levels vary. Some use it for a crutch. Some got over it and nothing ever happened in their life to bring it up. No one ever knew but them. Some are still highly affected by it. A client doesn't want a bitch who never saw shit protecting them. They also don't want a nut job with a hot firearm in a stressful environment protecting them.
11. What does XYZ job pay?
You find out when they offer you the job. It's usually confidential because they don't want to get outbid on upcoming contracts. If XYZ company post a job for $100k for an upcoming contract. It's competing company ABC will just pay their guys $95k and win the contract award. It's in your best interest to keep salaries higher.
12. Will I have to pass a PT test? What will that involve.
Yes you will and it's usually on the first day. You fail and you go home that day. No exceptions, you NEED to show up ready to go. Every job, contract, company and client have their own standards of what they want. 50 push ups, 50 sit ups, bench your own body weight 5 times and a 1.5 mile run are a safe bet for employment. If you're worried then better get in the gym. You don't need to be a bodybuilder or UFC fighter to pass the test. Only need to show the company if shit hits the fan you're not going to be a weak link in the chain. Being it better shape will help keep you alive in this work.
13. I heard you need to be a former SEAL, Green Beret, or CAG to qualify. Is that true?
Please throat punch the shitbag who told you this lie. There are over 100,000 contractor positions around the world. There is not 100k former SOF operators to fill those positions. You do NOT need to be former Spec Ops to be a contractor. Only about 5% of the jobs require it.
14. We keep getting asked about DWI/DUI's. Here's the deal. It depends how long ago it was and conviction vs diversion. Also depends on the company that you're applying to. Without a clearance you will be restricted on what you can do. Those jobs don't pay that well. Yes you can still find them on the site. Without a clearance or public trust you'll probably max out at around $65k. We don't lie or give false truths. If you can't get one and you're ok with that much then you can find work on the site. If that's not worth it to you then we will be a waste.
15. I was a Delta SEAL, I can do the job. Find me on Facebook if you're interested.
This is about as unprofesional as it gets. Are you a high school cheerleader playing hard to get? No recruiter will take the time out of their lives to track you down on Facebook and hand you a six figure job. No recruiter will read that message and say to themsevles "Hey this guy shows zero motivation, is obviously full of himself and wants me to chase him like a sority girl. This is the exact guy our company needs to represent us with clients." If you want a job you need to apply for one. No one will hire you off a Facebook comment. You expecially won't get hired from acting like a jackass and telling them to come find you. Recruiters will remember you as being "That guy" and you will kill any future chances of employment in this industry.
This was your first step in a very long vetting process. You will be working with people who use "Fuck" as a comma, smoke, chew, drink alcohol and talk about every vile, disgusting thing you can ever think of. Trying to make the new guy puke at chow is a regular game around the business. If you read this and got offended. You probably won't do well down range in a war zone where bad language and cheap insults are the everyday norm.
If you read this and got a laugh. Welcome to the community!