recruit for

recruit for (something)

1. To seek out new members for some group, company, or organization to which one belongs. There are a bunch of people in the student union building recruiting for various clubs and teams. I wish they wouldn't recruit for the army inside of our high school like that.
2. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for some group, company, or organization to which one belongs. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "for." I heard they recruited Tim for the Navy! I went to a few different universities looking to recruit a few talented engineers for our new firm.
See also: for, recruit
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

recruit someone for something

to seek and engage someone for something. Harry had to recruit a few people for the new jobs that opened up. We recruited three more people for the project.
See also: for, recruit
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Other ideal candidates for recruitment training include: a) students who recruit for poor quality work, and consequently, may receive more negative attention than praise; b) students who recruit inappropriately (e.g., yelling out to get the teacher's attention); and c) students who recruit too frequently and become viewed as a "pest" by the teacher.
Initially, students should be prompted to recruit for only one target skill until they have attained some degree of recruiting proficiency.
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