Originally posted by 13Fguy1:
Ok,so I am going to assume that you have already met your Recruiter? These people are giving you bad advice when they tell you to only take one job or walk.The Army wants people that want to SERVE their country.Too often people walk in to a recruiting station thinking that they are qualified for something that they simply are not.So if you have taken the ASVAB and have the line scores to support what job you "think" you want, then good.If you do not have the line scores, then you will be waiting for a very long time, which means forever.You need to remember that this is not 2004,05,06,07,08,09 or even 10 for that matter.With the economy the way that it is,the Army is not struggling to make its recruiting goal. There are people with 4 year degrees that do not get selected for OCS that take jobs like that. Not always, but often. You do not have to believe me, but I am sure that you can figure out what I do for a living.
This is true. Keep an open mind and do not get overly fixated on just one job. You may not qualify for it, the job may not be available, or any number of other things might come up that keep you from getting that one particular job in your contract. We had one girl come in with her father, who is a senior NCO in Signals Branch. She was unable to qualify for the cushy signals job they wanted and it took a short while for him to realize that Laundry and Shower Specialist was the only job she was qualified for, and then only with a line score exception.
As for bringing a parent or other influencer, I've never met a Recruiter that frowns on it. In fact, down here in Louisiana it is often the parent that brings their deadbeat late-teens/early-twenties kids to the office.