Is the work we do as private investigators “cool” like you see on TV and in the movies?
Inside or Outside
If you’re an “insider”, someone who actually works in the security and investigations profession, you may be tempted to say “no”.
I get it. It certainly isn’t like on TV. Well… rarely. And not every day that’s for sure!
But, to those “outside” our profession, yes(!), it’s very cool. And they have always thought it would be cool to be a private investigator. They think they would be good at it. Everyone.
The reality is we work the same types of cases over and over. Skip Traces, surveillance, background checks, etc.
That means we see the same things over and over again. Even the interesting things can become commonplace for us.
Even the skills we use to crack a phone number or get an address are (pretty much) the same tricks used over and over.
I mean, every now and then you need to find a new source or method for a particularly tough piece of information, and that’s kinda’ “fun” to solve that problem. But generally, we do the same things day in and day out.
I will say this… we become better by solving the new problems. It forces us to grow and that’s a good thing! I love that!
I guess the best way to put it is…
Private Investigator work is cool, but routine.
Is that a fair assessment?
Let me know.
In the meantime, remember, do the right thing, even if it’s the hard thing.
Committed to your success,
Private Investigator (Ret.) &
#1 Best Selling Author
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