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PRes ACISS Recruiting
« on: April 23, 2015, 16:23:27 »
I'm not sure if I should post this here or in the Recruiting forum

I don't think it'll come as a shock to anyone that there are a lot of Reserve Sig Regts that are hurting for people but I'm sure there are some doing well.  I'm wondering if anyone has some success stories or suggestions for recruiting/attractions specifically for PRes ACISS.  Where are most units finding their recruits?

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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 16:45:19 »
I'm wondering if anyone has some success stories or suggestions for recruiting/attractions specifically for PRes ACISS.  Where are most units finding their recruits?

Four pages of Recruiting Event ideas and suggestions here. Perhaps you could have an ACISS Recruiting Event?

Recruiting Event Ideas 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,25372.0/nowap.html

Shopping malls and high schools would seem likely places to recruit ( with permission ).

"We are also attempting to post a person at CFRC -------."

I see the CAF Recruiting booth at the CNE every summer. Perhaps your area has something similar?

Also effective, but require a big budget:

Recruiting Posters, Slogans and Commercials [Merged]
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,2276.0/nowap.html

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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 17:49:50 »
Mariomike,

Hugely appreciate the link to those threads.  High schools are a no-go for us right now.  A couple of the full time recruiters have told me you must be a qualified recruiter (or have a qualified recruiter present) on high school visits.  We've tried to get people on high profile events without success (ie In Edmonton we tried to send people to K-days but the event was being managed by Div and they only wanted LER's weapon display).  There is an opening on CFRC in Edmonton, but we're a small unit without anyone to send.

I've been contacting Computer Science / Engineering clubs at the local university with mixed results.  I'm not sure if a targeted approach is a good idea or not.


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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 18:54:46 »
I've been contacting Computer Science / Engineering clubs at the local university with mixed results.  I'm not sure if a targeted approach is a good idea or not.

You might also consider any colleges offering Emergency Telecommunications programs in your area. I am sure Army Communication and Information Systems Specialist would look very good on their resumes.

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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 00:11:52 »
Technical colleges might be an idea as well.  Civy linemen, IT people, cellphone/telecoms guys.

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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 04:16:41 »
If you are able to, certain Universities/College's have a strip of street/area where different clubs/groups/companies lay out a table for quick info sessions for bypassing students.
If you have the permission to partake in those, I think you might raise the eyebrow of a lot of uni/college students.

I'll be in the PRes ACISS 32 Sig Regt hopefully by the end of this year!

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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 16:03:30 »
Mariomike, Robert0288

Again, thanks for the recommendations.  I've started looking into your suggestions

Faivious,

Good luck!  ACISS has so many opportunities.  How did you found out about ACISS in the reserves?


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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 13:44:46 »
I was researching some information on a trade I was interested in, and stumbled across ACISS job postings and read up on it from there.

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Re: PRes ACISS Recruiting
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 17:20:39 »
I was researching some information on a trade I was interested in, and stumbled across ACISS job postings and read up on it from there.

I think that is the issue as well. Those types of people that are already on that career path like to look up information and know that the internet is the better source than anything "officially" posted.

When they stumble onto forums that have 50 pages in a thread about how the trade as a whole doesn't know its job it doesn't give them confidence.

I know if I personally saw that stuff I would turn the other way from this trade.