If you're a civilian starting out to join the army, then an army recruiter does not care to much about a real interview such as: where did you work last? How long did you work there?... ect. Just relax, and be yourself! All they care about mostly is that you don't lie, that you have no criminal records, no real serious/major prior injuries/ surgeries,not over weight and that you can score well or high enough on an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)test of which help is available before you even see a recruiter such as online help or your local library. Remember one thing: the higher you score, the more jobs are open to you to choose from. Also, in the future it could mean being entitled to more money for college! If you have any prior college or completed a degree in any field let them know this, as it may get you instant points that will count towards a higher grade/rank up to an E-4/Specialist or SPC for those who are going to become enlisted, which in turn means more pay. Remember, the recruiter is about filling up his or her number quota, they could care less that you used to work for "Joe Schmoe's Burgers, Fries and Shakes to go". Also, it is a good idea to do some homework of your own on the jobs you may be interested in, talk to family or friends who may be serving or have served within more recent years (as things change). When dealing with a recruiter, keep the reigns in your hands, after all, it is YOUR future with YOUR name attached (not theirs) so don't settle for less, check and ask about bonuses for enlisting in certain Military Occupational Skills (MOS),how to get more money for college later with your VA benefits, and make sure it is the career field you want to be in (as the army likes to backdoor people into combat arms positions and then that person could end up HATING their life and ultimately the army.) The higher the ASVAB score = the better the job you can chose from.