After completing your private investigator training, you may find it difficult to start a freelance career in private investigations. When searching for jobs, you should look for work that fits within your individual skill sets. Choosing jobs you feel comfortable with will help you be more successful. It will be easier to convince clients you are the right person for the job, and you will do your best work.
For those who have just completed their private investigator license course, and are looking to pick up cases as a freelance private investigator, here are some tips to help you get your business up and running the right way:
Tip #1: Be true to your principles. If you look at a case, and think it is unethical, or it makes you feel uncomfortable, do not take the case. There will be other jobs. In many ways, the work you choose defines you. Find something you are ethically comfortable with and fits within the definition of who you are.
Tip #2: Take on challenges. Although you should turn down jobs that may be unethical, or don’t follow your principles, you should not turn down jobs simply because they are challenging. Some cases will push you to the brink of your abilities. Pushing yourself will benefit you and your business. Your skill set will grow; which in turn, will allow you to take on more types of cases.
Tip #3: Consider continuing education to broaden your skill set. The wider your skill set, and knowledge base, the more marketable you are as an investigator. As your skill set and reputation grow, you will be able to build a tailor-made book of business.