Becoming a Private Investigator

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A fascinating guide to a career as a private investigator written by award-winning journalist Howie Kahn and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this profession.

Becoming a Private Investigator puts a seemingly out-of-reach profession within the your grasp. Weaving practical how-to advice with inspiring case studies, Kahn provides actionable steps anyone can take to pursue a career as a P.I. as he shadows two experienced American P.I.s, Sheila Wysocki and Mark Gillespie, both of whom are investigating a series of deaths about which many questions remain. What skills must they master to find out the truth? What risks must they take to succeed? In a narrative full of shocking details, Becoming a Private Investigator sheds light on the professionals who fight for justice and change the lives of others forever.
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About the author

Howie Kahn is a contributing editor for WSJ., the Wall Street Journal magazine; founding host of Prince Street, a food and culture podcast heard in more than two hundred countries; and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Sneakers. His work has appeared in more than three dozen publications, including GQ; Wired; Elle; and O, The Oprah Magazine. Kahn is the winner of a James Beard Award for food feature writing and a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 7, 2019
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781982103996
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Careers / General
Education / Counseling / Career Development
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Success
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This content is DRM protected.
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This book is part true-crime novel, and part textbook. It was written specifically about surveillance, as conducted by private investigators. It's virtually an industry bible, and contains an incredible volume of highly detailed how-to techniques, for virtually every area of surveillance. It covers how to get information out of people under pretext, how to follow people on foot or by car. What to expect and even how to think as a PI, in order to get great results. The book covers everything including: Training courses and licensing Job preparation Conduct of surveillance operations Special techniques used by professionals Following on foot, car, bus, train, taxi Working in specialist areas (buildings, apartments, shopping centres etc) While an invaluable resource for any potential recruit to the PI industry, this book is also an excellent resource for experienced PI's as well. It lists a large number of web references and other details for information sources that can be used to track down elusive offenders. With almost 544 pages, this incredible encyclopaedic resource covers all the basic techniques, as well as some you have never thought of. How can a female PI urinate on a long vehicle stakeout? What web resource can be used to determine the likely gender of an obscure ethnic name which was listed in client intelligence? How do I identify someone? What role does human psychology play in surveillance operations? How can I find out if they are working? 10 pages explaining why and how things are seen, 10 issues to consider when parking a surveillance vehicle, 30 issues to consider in selecting a suitable surveillance vehicle, 9 methods to assist identification of an unknown unit number in a large block, . . .and much more Not only does this comprehensive training resource cover techniques, it is illustrated with a large number of real cases which Chris has conducted. These stories are an incredible insight to the PI world, and are both entertaining and fascinating. Each story details real-life implementation of techniques described in the book.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

1. Introduction to a Career in Massage Therapy

2. Three Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Massage Therapist

3. How to Find the Right Massage Therapy School for You

4. How to Find Information on the Best Massage Therapy Schools

5. Characteristics of the Best Massage Therapy Schools

6. Why You Should Select an Accredited, Certified Massage Therapy School

7. Are Online Massage Therapy Schools Legitimate?

8. The Main Differences Between Local and National Massage Therapy Schools

9. What Is the Cost of a Good Massage Therapy School?

10. How to Ensure You Get a Top Quality Education

11. How to Apply to a Massage Therapy School

12. How to Apply to a Massage Therapy School

13. Courses Offered in Massage Therapy Schools and Continuing Education

14. The Importance of Massage Therapy Certification

15. Skills Needed for a Successful Career or Business in Massage Therapy

16. Three Main Subsets of Massage Therapy Jobs: Clinical, Sports & Spa

17. The Process of a Successful Massage Therapy Job Search

18. The Need for Liability Insurance When Practicing Massage Therapy

19. Why You Need to Pursue Continuing Education for Massage Therapy Summary

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