The private investigator job market, depending on your specialty, can be highly competitive. This is particularly true when you have little, to no, practical experience. Here are some tips to help you get a private investigator job and gain experience along the way:
Get a job in a similar industry, such as loss prevention. This can help to develop and hone the skills listed on your resume. This can be a difference maker when looking for a private investigator job.
Take online private investigator training courses to help you to continue your education. As you learn new areas, you will expand your specialties and become more valuable.
Join a private investigator association. This can help you network and build relationships with real world investigators.
Get your own equipment. This can make you a valuable asset to a potential employer. Some of the items to consider purchasing are (1) a video camera, (2) a laptop, and (3) a tri-pod.
For more information on how to continue your education as a private investigator, visit the NITA website, www.investigativeacademy.com.