Recruiting Specialists

Recruiting Specialists

Attracting young people with the kinds of talent needed to succeed in today's military is a large task. Recruiting specialists provide information about military careers to young people, parents, schools, and local communities.

What They Do:

Recruiting specialists in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Interview civilians interested in military careers
  • Describe military careers to groups of high school students
  • Explain the purpose of the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) and test results to students and counselors
  • Participate in local job fairs and career day programs
  • Talk about the military to community groups
  • Counsel military personnel about career opportunities and benefits

Work Environment:

Recruiting specialists work in local recruiting offices, on high school campuses and career centers, and in local communities. They may have to travel often.

Helpful Attributes:

Helpful school subjects include the social sciences, speech, psychology, and English. Helpful attributes include:
  • Ability to speak before groups
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in working with youths

Civilian Counterparts:

Civilian recruiting specialists work for businesses of all kinds searching for talented people to hire. Recruiters also work for colleges seeking to attract and enroll talented high school students.