DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GOOD PRIVATE DETECTIVE? :-
In our childhood, many among us must have dreams and desires for our
future, many among us must have thought “What should I become when I grow old?” Even teenagers and young adults wonder, which career is best for them. There are many interesting career opportunities these days, like social media manager, food scientist, acupuncturist, fragrance chemist and so much more, but for someone who is interested in solving mysteries, crimes, frauds and cheating etc, becoming a private detective can be a life changing career opportunity for him.
Anyone can decide to be a private detective, but it requires a lot to be a good private detective, to be someone, who is trusted and valued in the eyes of society. Theodore Roosevelt has rightly said “Nothing worth having comes easy”. You need to burn the midnight oil to relish the sweetness of success.
Job of a detective is just like solving a jigsaw puzzle, you should know, which piece fits at which position, to get a complete and proper picture. If you fit the wrong piece at a place, you will not be able to get the complete picture. Similarly, if a detective tries to fit a clue at a wrong part, he will not be able to get a complete and true story.
In our country, many people are considering this profession, now- a- days. Those, who are thinking that the life of private detective is easy and it only contains excitement, thrill and fun should also know that this career involves much more than that. Yes, it does involve excitement, thrill and fun, but along with that it is also a responsibility to find truth, which involves dedication and passion. A detective should take his job seriously, in order to get successful in his career.
Firstly, to be a private detective, you should be properly trained from an institute, before starting your career. There are a lot of things, which you can learn from technical, formal education on private investigations.
You cannot decide one day, out of the blue to start working as a detective. You need to be fully prepared and trained beforehand, so that once, when you start getting clients in your detective agency, you are actually able to help them and not just waste their time and money.
There are many essential qualities to be a good private detective, some of them are as follows:-
· A good private detective shouldn’t shy away from doing hard work. David Bly once said “ Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted”. One should also be ready to give all his time, to solve a case successfully.
· You should be willing to think differently with every case. Same kind of mind set cannot help every time, so you need to be capable of thinking out of the box.
According to famous scientist Edwin Land “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail”. Therefore, you should not be afraid to fail and most importantly, you should not be afraid to take risks, if you truly believe in something.
· You should have perseverance and a keen eye for detail. Little details helps in creating the big picture.
· This profession is not for faint hearted, you should be ready to take the challenges along the way. It is true that we can’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
In this day and age, with increase in the number of private detective agencies, we can see that a lot of detective agencies are considering this profession just as a way of earning more money and they are not focusing on providing quality services, which is extremely sad. Don’t become one of them. You cannot become successful in this career, if you follow that kind of attitude, which involves giving more importance to money and less importance to client satisfaction. You should never forget that the clients, coming to you, seeking your help are actual human beings, with actual problems. If they trust you enough, to tell you their personal problem, it is your moral duty to solve their problem in the most confidential, sincere and honest way as possible. Money will come and go, passion and commitment to your profession will matter at the long term.
A good detective should give greater importance to client satisfaction. In business point of view, create a customer who creates customers.
But, a good private detective should not forget the main purpose of this profession, which is to actually solve the client’s problem. He should try to bring out the truth hidden behind the lies, so that it is helpful in getting justice.
These were some of the most necessary qualities to be a good private detective and there are still so many qualities and skills which are not discussed above, but they do play a great role in shaping up a private detective.. There are a lot of things, which you will learn in the process of becoming a detective. The important point is, you should be willing to soak up, every lesson, you come across in your path, some lessons may be hard, some may be not, but it should be known that, everything plays an important part in creating you as a person.
There may be sometimes, when you will be facing difficulty in solving a case and due to that, you may doubt yourself, your worth and your skills as a detective, there may be sometimes, when you will make mistakes in solving a case. At those moments, you need to remember what made you choose this career path in the first place. You need to remember that passion, the dedication and the hunger, which prompted you towards this path. This will help you, to move on from the darkness of your failures, towards a brighter future.
If you are ready to lead this kind of lifestyle with honesty and sincerity, then no one can stop you from becoming a good private detective.