With more and more people looking to find a way into the Enforcement Industry, we thought it would be a good idea to look at exactly what makes a good Enforcement Agent.
A career in this industry is becoming aspirational, as the face of the industry changes, but it is the people on the ground who are most responsible for these positive changes.
So what is it about them that makes a good agent?
It all starts with the character of a person, which is usually something you can’t teach. When it comes to ‘character’, you’ve either got it or you haven’t.
Spotting good character is something that comes with experience. You can of course give yourself the best chance of finding people with character though, by looking for agents in places notorious for good character, such as the police or the armed forces.
We’re not talking about people who are, what you would call a ‘real character’ here, by the way. There’s a difference.
Once you’ve found your agent with character, you’re going to need bags of resilience.
Resilience in the face of set backs, difficult situations and when it feels as though you’re banging your head against a brick wall.
Resilience comes from experience, but experience doesn’t have to equate to time. It isn’t true that you automatically become more resilient, the older you get.
What matters is your approach, your attitude and your ethos.
Positivity is a key ingredient. Positive approach. Positive attitude. Positive ethos.
Positivity opens doors, metaphorically and literally.
If you can be positive in negative situations, an optimist in a world of pessimists, you could well be a good fit for the industry.
A good Enforcement Agent needs a nose for danger, a good sense of when things could be about to turn.
They need to be able to work off their own intuition and motivation, but also adept at working in pairs or as a team.
A lot of job applications have this listed just for the sake of it, paying lip service to it even. In the Court Enforcement world, it is crucial.
The ability to think on your feet and work smarter when you need to is an absolute must as well.
A love of learning and a thirst for knowledge is essential, to keep up to date and on the ball.
Being physically fit is important too.
This list is far from exhaustive, but it’s a good start for someone interested in the profession.
Sound like you? See our careers page for more information.
What other attributes do you think are important?
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