Properly Screening Recruiters for Assignment to Recruiting Duty
MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA
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In January 2005 the Marine Corps missed its monthly recruiting mission for the first time in more than nine years. Being a Marine Corps recruiter is a difficult job that requires such traits as maturity and confidence. Currently, however, the Marine Corps does not select the most highly qualified candidates to be recruiters because its screening process is flawed and inadequate. The Marine Corps should screen its recruiters more rigorously by using personal interviews and personality tests. With more qualified recruiters, the Marine Corps will be able to reach its recruiting mission. Every Marine regardless of whether or not he is a volunteer should undergo the same level of screening for recruiting duty. It is important to standardize the screening process in order to avoid having recruiters with significantly different skill levels on recruiting duty. The standardization of the screening process can only be done by the Headquarters Recruiter Screening Team HRST.
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