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Old 03-08-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Please tell me your experiences as a recruiter! Very nervous.... start school soon! The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Would you do it again if you had the choice?
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: texas
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I was not a recruiter, but just wanted to wish you the best. I remember my Navy recruiter well, as she played a vital role in my decision to go into not only the Navy, but law enforcement as well. Good Luck!
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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Why are you selling your soul to the debbil?

I would just ask that no matter what they say, don't exaggerate or lie to the kids coming to you for info. It's FAR too common among recruiters.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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The good:

1. You are recruitiing for the Air Force and in this economy people are begging to join so meeting you mission requirements should be cake.

2. Extra incentive pay $$$

The bad:

The hours can be quite long, running to MEPS in the early AM or making phone calls off the ASVAB list in the evening trying to catch Little Johnnie at home make for a tough home life at times.


The ugly:

Depending on where you are stationed their might not be any military base nearby, meaning no military medical, military housing, Commissary, BX, etc. This might not sound like much until you are in the middle of know where Oklahoma or on the Big Island of Hawaii paying x 2 for groceries what you would pay at DECA.

The good or bad:

Depending on your recruiting station you will have to be a self starter and be able to work independantly. For some this is good for others they lose their way.

Good luck, you could be in Balad eating dust in 125 degree weather.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:12 AM
 
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Congrats. It is a great job that gives you the opportunity to change people lives in a positive way for ever. RECRUIT LIKE CRAZY!
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks everyone! I am excited!
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Congrats, Dmarie123! As Kingdomcome12 said, Recruiting is a challenging and rewarding job with quite an effect on so many people. And I still consider MSgt Sandy Sundberg, my recruiter, one of the finest and most influential folks I've ever met! (36 years later!)
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Going to be a USAF Recruiter
Wow, congratulations and good luck!


Rich
(US Army, Retired)
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