The evolution of the loss prevention profession has required a change in the way we approach the retail environment. First, we now recognize that inventory shrink is a more complicated problem than mere theft of merchandise. Shrink is a complex issue. Shrink reduction is now seen as a vehicle of profit Read More
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As we travel down our loss prevention career path, we learn that the road to professional success requires a wide spectrum of skills and experience far beyond those that we carried when we first entered the field. In order to secure the best loss prevention jobs to fit our skills Read More
In recent years, senior loss prevention executives throughout retail have had to come to grips with a different type of promotional sale events—the all-too-frequent store-closing sale.
It is no longer a rarity that LP managers are called upon to design and implement shrink-control programs that protect inventories throughout the process of closing a retail store. Read More
If you are thinking about writing your own resume (rather than using a professional resume writing service) to reflect the experience, accomplishments, and other critical information that helped shape your career in loss prevention, then you need to do your homework.
Having a loss prevention resume that appropriately describes all that Read More
By Joseph Muha
As loss prevention professionals, we are all familiar with the nuts and bolts of running an investigation for a concealed shortage, cash register shortage, or a robbery. We have become the subject-matter experts with regard to merchandise or cash losses as well as developing an expanded role in safety.
One area Read More
Whether you’re starting a new career or just getting out of school, your search for jobs in loss prevention might be more successful if you keep these suggestions in mind.
Update your resume. A professional resume should be a comprehensive, accurate reflection of your abilities, education, and experience. This document serves Read More
Heightened security concerns have focused significant attention on crisis response plans, and more firms now have plans in place for terrorist, bomb threats, fires, and natural disasters than at any point in modern history. Conspicuous by its absence from many of these plans is a workplace violence response plan; when it Read More
Building a better resume requires that we see the document as a living map of our career path. When you’re good at what you do, when you’re comfortable in your job, and when you’re content with the direction that you’re career is taking…you don’t typically spend a whole lot of Read More
Building a better resume is often reflected through the ability to clearly and accurately express the various characteristics of the individual in a way that best describes the capabilities beyond the positions that the person has held. A common trend is for the individual to focus so much attention on Read More
“When we play, we must realize, before anything else, that we are out to make money.” – David Sklansky on the game of poker.
I’m not sure if there is a game more closely related to the loss prevention profession than Texas Hold’em poker. A game focused on managing risk, protecting Read More