Recruiting Managers

Recruiting Managers

Each year, over 300,000 young men and women enlist in the military, making it the country's largest employer of youth. The services recruit young people with the kinds of talent needed to succeed in today's military.

What They Do:

Recruiting managers in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan programs to inform young people about military careers
  • Direct staff in local recruiting offices who carry out programs to inform the public about military careers
  • Speak with local civic groups, schools, parents, and young people about military careers
  • Prepare reports and brief commanders on recruiting goals and results

Work Environment:

Recruiting managers usually work in offices.

Training Provided:

No initial job training is provided to officers in this occupation.

Civilian Counterparts:

Civilian recruiting managers work for human resources or personnel departments for a variety of organizations in areas such as business, government, and the health care industry. Civilian recruiting managers develop staffing plans and manage efforts to hire people with the right skills for the work that needs to be performed.