Yup! The Recruiters in the US are actively involved with the applicants on both the social and physical preparation side of the house prior to them actually signing on the dotted line but there's good reason for them to do this. Individually assigned quota's. Recruiting positions in the US are assigned based on career progression requirements and/or volunteering for a Recruiting Billet. Assignment timelines vary (usually 3 years but it can be reduced) but each Recruiter is given a "quota" that must be met annually and their quota is only counted in their favour, if their applicant is successful all the way through to becoming occupation qualified. Hence, they need to become actively involved and motivate the person to be successful in the chosen military career.
Here in Canada, it's a regular Posting (3-4 years) which now comes with additional benefits at annual Merit Boards (ie; counted the same as an Operational Tour). Personnel are screened prior to be slotted into one of these positions. Reg F Recruiters are effectively posted "out of trade" and now doing a form of staff duties, so there is the draw back of losing or falling behind on occupational knowledge in some instances. Add on the Class B personnel who augment the Recruiting system and you have a wide variety of people, from all occupations, experiences and walks of life and you have an interesting mix, which is what is needed. We don't have the luxury of independant Army, Air Force, Navy and Reserve Force Recruiting Detachments like our neighbours to the South.
20-30 years ago, a posting to a Recruiting job was sought after. Hell, who wouldn't want to wear their uniform out in public, mix with Canada's youth, the local community, fly the flag and promote the CAF, that stuff is instilled into us. Over time, society changed and also the CAF itself. Recruiting became an easy dumping ground for CM's and a place to dispose of those who were less than spectacular at their jobs or considered admin burdens. These days, things are slowly beginning to improve but like anything else in the CAF, you just need to wait for the Pendulum to swing in the proper direction.
The biggest draw back to a job like this.........is that you don't necessarily get the satisfaction of accomplishing anything. Sure you do your job but once it's complete, the applicant is off to Basic and you will most likely never see them again.