+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 38 of 38

Thread: My first training assignment

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    84

    Re: Requirements: Private Investigator Trainees

    I went out on a Nov. 18 assignment. I enjoyed every minute of it. It was exciting.

    My manager kept in touch by e-mail and telephone. I was able to contact her any time and she offered advice to improve the work. I am completely pleased with the program.

    Thank you for the opportunity

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    49

    Re: Requirements: Private Investigator Trainees

    thankyou for sharing your feelings on the assignment part & hope that I'm able to share the same feelings soon, I need a free site to find people & I appreciate the part about the manager

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    84

    Re: Requirements: Private Investigator Trainees

    you're welcome

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    2,834

    Re: Requirements: Private Investigator Trainees

    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Cannon II
    thankyou for sharing your feelings on the assignment part & hope that I'm able to share the same feelings soon, I need a free site to find people & I appreciate the part about the manager
    Harold, when you become a union member of the International Private Investigators Union, you will have access to the Level 3 areas where all of the free sites are reviewed by others to save you potentially wasted time searching the internet.



    Pamela, congratulations! It's also good to earn some extra money too!

  5. #5
    Jerome O Isaac--'s Avatar
    Jerome O Isaac-- is offline Sr. Distinguished Member:
    Private Investigators Forum

    2007 Honorary Ambassador of Good Will
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,776

    Re: Requirements: Private Investigator Trainees

    Greetings Pamela, how are doing? I do hope all is well and you're doing fine.

    I wanted to stop by and Congratulate you on your Assignment, good job, thanks for sharing this here with us.

    All the best to you on the roas ahead.

    Have a great day.
    JoI

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    84

    Re: My first training assignment

    Thank you, Jerome, for the nice message. I am doing fine and am looking forward to more assignments.

  7. #7
    Jerome O Isaac--'s Avatar
    Jerome O Isaac-- is offline Sr. Distinguished Member:
    Private Investigators Forum

    2007 Honorary Ambassador of Good Will
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,776

    Re: Requirements: Private Investigator Trainees

    Greetings Pamela, you're very welcome, do forgive the incomplete reply above, but don't worry, I've made all the corrections to make the Quote here complete

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome O Isaac
    Greetings Pamela, how are you doing? I do hope all is well with you, and, you're doing fine.

    I wanted to stop by and Congratulate you on your Assignment, good job! Thanks for sharing this here with us.

    All the best to you on the road ahead.

    Have a great day.

    PS: It is very encouraging to hear of how smoothly things went and that help was only moments away, preparation must be a key factor prior to starting any assignment which clearly shows in this case, good work.

    Have a great day and a safe holiday.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    84

    Re: My first training assignment

    Thanks again.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    125

    Re: Requirements: Private Investigator Trainees

    Pamela,
    Thanks for sharing your exciting experience with us. How long after your reached level IV did you receive your first assignment?
    I'm waiting for my test results and can't wait until I receive my first assignment!

    Joan

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    84

    Re: My first training assignment

    I received two referral letters in the mail with my test results. I was offered a training assignment the next day after I responded to the letters. I had another assignment two and a half weeks later. The time between, I spent reading everything in the forum for completing the assignment properly. Good luck to you and best wishes.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    125

    Re: My first training assignment

    Thanks Pamela! You really got fast results. Hopefully, after I pass my test I will too. Just sent in my test. I've been trying to read everything also...there's a lot of useful info in the forums.

    Take care and the best to you also.

    Joan

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    33

    Re: My first training assignment

    thanks for your words of encouragement.

  13. #13
    Monalisa Miguel's Avatar
    Monalisa Miguel is offline Private Investigator Forum Member

    Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    158

    Re: My first training assignment

    As I read the more this excites me. To know there are people getting the work. I am very happy to hear.

  14. #14
    Michelle Arnillo-Chiffens is offline Lifetime Corporation Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    38

    Re: My first training assignment

    Hi Pamela,

    On the scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the difficulty of your first assignment? And how would you rate it in relation to your work experience? I hope you don't mind me asking these questions. Thanks.

    Michelle

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    121

    Re: My first training assignment

    Congratulations on your first assignment, I hope it is the first of many more to come...

  16. #16
    Tina Elliott is offline Lifetime Professional Management Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    30

    Re: My first training assignment

    Hello there,

    I am getting ready to start my training assignment and would like to know, at attorney services, where do I find out how to get the list of places to go.
    Can anyone help me?

    Thank you,

    Tina

  17. #17
    Natasha Toussaint's Avatar
    Natasha Toussaint is offline Private Investigator Forum Member

    Professional Management Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    128

    Re: My first training assignment

    I have completed my first assignment saturday. It was a good experience. Am hoping to get more practice.

  18. #18
    Ryan Clayson -'s Avatar
    Ryan Clayson - is offline Certified
    Private Investigator Forum Member

    2008 - 2009 Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    83

    Re: My first training assignment

    Congratulations Pamela. I can't wait to get my first assignment. I am still waiting for my test results and credentials. Time is just dragging by for me. I wonder how long it takes to get the results if I submitted them on a Saturday? Somewhere I saw on here that tests are graded on Wednesdays. I also saw that somebody received their results on a Tuesday.

  19. #19

    Re: My first training assignment

    Congrats Pamela...good work.. I cant wait to get going on this. I still need to get my photo creds and become a union memeber...is hould be on that next month. money was tight since i went back to school.

    but again congrats.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    65

    Re: My first training assignment

    Well I completed my first assignment last night,and as I said in another post(which I think might be in the wrong forum)I learned a lot because I didnt visit enough establishments.Planning and execution of that plan is a key to success, I may have stayed at the places to long for each visit. Of course with all the Mt Dew I drank I was wound up like a kid on a sugar high. The next event is already being planned and I plan on seeing at least 20-25 places plus I am going to the next bigger city.

  21. #21
    Bobby Jo Davenport's Avatar
    Bobby Jo Davenport is offline Private Investigator Forum Member

    Professional Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    122

    Re: My first training assignment

    Good deal keep up good work all,nice to here this
    Bobby Jo Davenport
    Badge #11575

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    107

    Re: My first training assignment

    Very encouraging to read all the great comments on first assignments and continued assignments! There is hope where dedication starts and at the end it looks like we will get possibly more work than we can handle and more education on the way.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    64

    Re: My first training assignment

    Thanks for your words of encouragement

  24. #24
    Tammy Nelson -'s Avatar
    Tammy Nelson - is offline Private Investigator Forum Member

    Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    16

    Re: My first training assignment

    Originally Posted by Harold Cannon II
    thankyou for sharing your feelings on the assignment part & hope that I'm able to share the same feelings soon, I need a free site to find people & I appreciate the part about the manager

  25. #25
    David Turner's Avatar
    David Turner is offline Private Investigator Forum Member

    2008 - 2009 Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    109

    Re: My first training assignment

    Pretty encouraging post.. I received an offer a few days ago for my first assignment. Just sent off my credentials yesterday and awaiting my test results... Hopefully all will go well...
    Thanks for sharing.

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    23

    Re: My first training assignment

    It is really great to know assignments are out there as this line of work is what I want to be doing. Pamela, thanks for sharing with us your experience. I signed onto this forum almost a month ago and got busy with things, but now I am hitting the board with deep determination. Knowing you are seeing results bolsters my efforts. Keep positive! Thanks again.

    Sharron

  27. #27
    Charles Wright's Avatar
    Charles Wright is offline **
    Private Investigator Forum Member

    Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    36

    Re: My first training assignment

    I am expecting to start my first assignment very soon. What I am thinking about are the future assignments as well. What happen after the first, second and third year? Are you still working on assignments and is it still fun and profitible???
    Are you finding it easier to complete your assignments?

  28. #28
    John Sanderson - is offline Lifetime Professional Management Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,367

    Re: My first training assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Wright View Post
    I am expecting to start my first assignment very soon. What I am thinking about are the future assignments as well. What happen after the first, second and third year? Are you still working on assignments and is it still fun and profitible???
    Are you finding it easier to complete your assignments?
    Charles,

    It's hard to say what someone will like after a year or so. Currently I work as a Loss Prevention Manager while building up my companies. I really love my loss prevention role, but dislike the downtime because because my other duties have nothing to do with this field.

    I have worked some fugitive recovery cases and love the skip tracing work. I've even gone head to head against some bounty hunter, which ironically is what got me started in the field. lol

    So I suppose the level of satisfaction you experience in your work depends on how much you enjoy it or dislike it. If you're starting with Integrity Investigation Cases (mystery shopping) and dislike it, I would recommend pushing through your lack of desire for at least a little bit. It can be a pain at times, working out your daily schedule with 10-20 separate assignments per day, but the money and experience are well worth it.

    What do Integrity Investigation Cases tell a future employer?
    • You have done undercover work
    • You have done photographic surveillance work
    • You are experienced in completing detailed investigative reports
    • And more...


    If you are starting with Anti-Piracy assignments, the pay is so good, I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to stop. Also, in these types of assignments, you're building a case which is always expected to be used in court. Certification should be sought when working these assignments before considering ending your participation.

    The proof you've worked cases meant for court would be an amazing addition to a new investigator's resume.

    In closing, no matter what you choose, you'll get better at it the more you do it. If you make mistakes it's okay. we all make mistakes, no matter how experienced we might be. Learning this field requires some changes in our natural attitude and personal modus operandi. This can get frustrating at times and even hard, but this is how we learn new things.

    I get frustrated often. However, I have learned the frustration is actually me changing. Personal change is never easy. This frustration is also considered "being out of your comfort zone".

    All I can say is keep going, you'll do great!

  29. #29
    Charles Wright's Avatar
    Charles Wright is offline **
    Private Investigator Forum Member

    Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    36

    Re: My first training assignment

    Hey John,
    I appreciate the feedback. You have given a broader prospective and I can envision taking this to another level. I am looking for ways to develop myself as a PI.
    Thanks,
    Charles Wright

  30. #30
    John Sanderson - is offline Lifetime Professional Management Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,367

    Re: My first training assignment

    Charles,

    May I ask you to follow me here: http://www.ipiu.org/forums/showthrea...Charles-Wright

    This way, we can continue working together to get you started and not drift too far off topic here.

    Thanks.

  31. #31
    Anthonio Hightower's Avatar
    Anthonio Hightower is offline * Certified SPI
    Private Investigator Forum Member

    2005-2006 Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    83

    Re: My first training assignment

    Hello all. I have not been on the site for some time. I still get the magazine and all. It is really good to see that IPIU is still up and running. It really is a good site for PI's in general but especially for newbies. So you all take advantage of the experience and knowledge here and grow your businesses and dreams. Have been concentrating on my education and taking care of my grandson while my son is deployed. About ready to jump back in with both feet.

  32. #32
    John Sanderson - is offline Lifetime Professional Management Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,367

    Re: My first training assignment

    Anthonio,

    A lot has changed since you've been gone. There is way more available to established agencies to help in growth and enhancement. The IPIU has turned itself into a one stop shop for anything a new or seasoned investigator might need. Let us know if we can be of assistance.

  33. #33
    Joseph Szkolka is offline Lifetime Corporation Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    136

    Re: My first training assignment

    after reading al the reports and replys... and I am psyched to get to my level 4

  34. #34
    John Sanderson - is offline Lifetime Professional Management Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,367

    Re: My first training assignment

    Let us know if you need any assistance in getting assignments.

  35. #35
    Joseph Szkolka is offline Lifetime Corporation Member

    Corporate Agency Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    136

    Re: My first training assignment

    thank you a bunch.... using my eyes and ears... learning something every day!

  36. #36
    Donald Robinson's Avatar
    Donald Robinson is offline Private Investigator Forum Member

    Professional Management Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    26

    Re: My first training assignment

    with my past experience of been with IPIU, graduating from College with my BS In Criminal Justice technology I hope to get the chance to return to IPIU and get all my assignments out of the way so this time I could excel to get my own PI Business in in NC and expand it throughout NC, SC, & Tennessee

  37. #37
    Brenda Muller's Avatar
    Brenda Muller is offline **
    Private Investigator Forum Member

    2003 - 2004 Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    245

    Re: My first training assignment

    Pamela, Glad you enjoyed your 1st assignment. I'm looking forward to my first assignment.
    Brenda Muller

    Badge# 6864

  38. #38
    Danny Guda's Avatar
    Danny Guda is offline Private Investigator Forum Member

    Professional Management Member of:
    International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    172

    Re: My first training assignment

    Hello to All Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Congratulations to all your success...I am new and like everyone I am excited and ready to learn.

    dannyguda

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •