Finding a solid recruiter for your Travel Nursing career is absolutely essential to your success. This individual is your gateway to assignments and to the lifestyle and professional accomplishments you desire.
Some agencies now offer recruiter pages, where you can search through their recruiters’ profiles that featuring personal and professional info. This can help you get to know them and what they’re about, and if you like what you see you can call them up and pursue the relationship further.
Just like finding a partner or best friend, every person will be attracted to a different personality type or approach as part of their journey, but there are few things you definitely want to seek out no matter what. Always look for a recruiter who is:
You want to find a recruiter who cares about your personal journey and professional development. The happiest Travel Nurses consider their recruiter not just someone they do business with, but also a friend. Travel Nursing is a unique profession in that it is really tied to your personal life since you move for work. When you go to work on an assignment you could be traveling anywhere and it’s important to have someone who will go to bat for you if any problems arise.
A great recruiter won’t just stop calling you or returning your calls after you’re placed in an assignment. The best recruiters out there will check in with you often at every step along the way to make sure you are happy in your assignment and to help you consider future assignments too. If a recruiter does not make him or herself available to you, and especially if they do not get back to you in a timely fashion, that’s a red flag and you should look for someone who values your time more.
Underst and s the Industry
Recruiters, just like nurses, have varying degrees of experience. Regardless of how many years they’ve been in the industry you want to make sure that you have a recruiter with a really good grasp on the industry. Remember, this person is your advocate and in many ways your guide through the world of Travel Nursing, so you want to ensure that he or she really knows their stuff. The best way to find this out is simply to talk with them. Ask prospective recruiters a lot of questions and carefully consider their answers. Again, recruiter pages are helpful for seeing a recruiter’s professional stats and experience.
Has Positive Testimonials and Reviews
What other Travelers say about a recruiter is really great evidence of how they work. Of course, not everyone is a good mutual fit. So you might find a great recruiter has a bad review here or there, but you want to look for overall patterns. Do they have more positive reviews and testimonials? That’s a good sign. What specifically do the positive testimonials say? You’ll usually see a pattern, and if the reviews/testimonials repeatedly indicate that a person has a quality or is really successful at an objective you’re seeking, you may have just found your recruiter!
We hope those just starting out will benefit from these tips on how to find a Travel Nurse Recruiter! What do you think makes a great Travel Nurse Recruiter? Let us know in the comments.