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Work Environment

Recruiters work in local recruiting offices on high school campuses and career centers and in local communities. They may travel often.

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  • Average Military Salary



Recruiters perform all tasks related to the application process. They participate in promotional events, interviews, and consultations related to potential enlistments. They provide applicants with all the necessary information related to enlisting and they prepare enlistment reports. They maintain statistics on recruiting programs and maintain administrative records. They serve as liaison with high schools, colleges, and industry officials, and they participate in community activities, such as state ceremonies and fundraising drives.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field and covers tactical and survival skills physical training military life and customs and weapons training.  Recruiters in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Recruiting procedures
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Public speaking
  • Community relations
  • Social networking/marketing
  • Evaluating prospects

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to speak before groups
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in working with youths
  • Listening and communication skills

Related Civilian Careers

  • Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping