I spent years interviewing people for jobs in this industry. First in hiring Loss Prevention Officers then hiring new Private Investigators for my detective agency. Here’s a mistake I saw them make over and over again…
Job applicants would come to the interview trying to show me how well they could dress for undercover assignments rather than dressing as the professional I wanted to hire!
Sure, I get it. You want to demonstrate how you will “blend in” with the environment you’ll be working in. But, remember, I can dress you down! I need to see that you are a professional. I need to know you can show up for court (if necessary), look professional and act accordingly.
Blending in to an environment isn’t too hard. Especially when you consider, most of the time, you’re observing and not interacting with people! But when you go to court, you will have to show a judge and attorneys that you are a pro. An then you have to do it while being verbally attacked by the lawyer from the other side!
That’s much harder to pull off than “dressing down” to blend in while working undercover.
Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye, P.I.
P.S. – If you like this information from an experienced P.I., be sure to check out my special report, “If You Want To Be a Private Investigator Give Up… Unless You Do These Three Things”. You can get it on the home page of my blog.