The Knowledge Nook

What Are The Requirements For Becoming a Private Investigator?

Posted by Tami Russell on Apr 20, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Here’s is a review of a common question we get at The Knowledge Nook. Because many individuals interested in the career of a Private Investigator are former law enforcement officials, or active officers considering retiring from law enforcement, individuals in other careers may feel this is not the right career for them.

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What Are Some of the Specialties Practiced by Professional Private Investigators?

Posted by Tami Russell on Mar 14, 2017 2:26:27 PM

A professional Private Investigator is often the go-to expert in providing surveillance services, uncovering records and personal histories that might be difficult to track down, gathering substantive background information and conducting complex investigations.

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Private Investigators Enter Field With Variety of Educational Backgrounds

Posted by Tami Russell on Feb 7, 2017 9:21:03 PM

When it comes to choosing a profession, the career of a Professional Private Investigator is definitely a job for out of the box thinkers.

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Organization is Key To Painless Tax Season for Private Investigators

Posted by Tami Russell on Jan 3, 2017 7:26:57 PM

Most of us turn our attention to paying Federal income taxes about this time every year.  Private Investigators who run their own businesses should pay special attention to the deductions they may be eligible for as they prepare 2016 returns. For a stress-free tax season, here are some organizational tips and suggested deductions to consider at you prepare your return.

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Great Gifts for the Private Investigator

Posted by Tami Russell on Dec 19, 2016 4:26:00 PM

Stumped about what to buy your favorite Private Investigator for a birthday, the upcoming holidays, or some other special occasion? Good news!  The Knowledge Nook is here to help!  

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Private Investigators Are Often Featured In High-Profile Cases

Posted by Tami Russell on Dec 2, 2016 12:54:57 PM

It is not unusual to see Private Investigators mentioned in high profile criminal or civil cases.  Often, desperate families reach out to PIs to assist in complicated investigations, to uncover additional clues, or to unearth hard-to-find information on puzzling cases. 

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More Tools of the Trade For The Successful Private Investigator

Posted by Tami Russell on Nov 4, 2016 3:51:09 PM

The Knowledge Nook has featured a number of tools that a successful Private Investigator can benefit from owning.  Here’s a list of some of them.

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What Special Skills Do Private Investigators Acquire During a Career?

Posted by Tami Russell on Oct 25, 2016 3:54:27 PM

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Opportunities Are Growing For Women in Private Investigations

Posted by Tami Russell on Oct 11, 2016 11:58:45 AM

Today’s Private Investigator is no longer a stereo-typical burned-out man, working out of a sleazy shop, waiting for a dame to come in with a case.

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What Are The Educational Requirements For Entering The Field of Private Investigations?

Posted by Tami Russell on Sep 20, 2016 3:08:56 PM

What educational background does a Private Investigator have?  Might it be a good fit for you?

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