Are you an experienced investigator? Help me be great at my job.
January 15, 2013 10:00 AM Subscribe
I am seeking professional advice from experienced investigators working on internal investigations in institutional contexts - what can I read, do, practice, etc. to be effective and successful at my new job?
posted by zdravo to Work & Money (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently got a job as an internal investigator for my big city's government. I will be working with a group of people responsible for controlling and investigating employee misconduct in a uniformed services department. (Sorry to be vague on purpose, but confidentiality etc.)
I have a legal training and some limited work experience in this area, so I'm not flying blind; but I'd like to hear from people who are working in similar roles & are experienced. Private investigators' input is helpful, but ideally I want to hear from people doing investigations inside big institutions such as schools, jails, government agencies, or large companies. Please suggest books I could read, things I should learn, particular training I should try to obtain on the job, or identify some great role models in this field. Tell me about lessons you wish you had known when you started out doing this work. Also helpful: identify the habits, skills or qualities that make a great investigator.
I am pretty excited about this job and I want to be as well prepared as possible. My apologies if this is a duplicate question - I did some searching on here but I didn't find any similar questions to read. Thanks in advance for your help.