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Perfecting The Phone Interview

When you interview with a prospective employer, you're taught to dress to impress and put your best foot forward. But what about when you're interviewing over the phone for a Travel Nurse assignment?

While you've dodged buying a new pant suit, you still must be prepared, professional and informative on the phone.

We have prepared some tips for you to perfect your phone interview and get the assignments you want. Read over,?Perfecting the Travel Nurse Interview?to help with your next interview.


Winners of Football Scavenger

At beginning of this month, we hosted a Football Scavenger Hunt on our website to kick off football season.

We would like to proudly announce the winners of the contest, who are also our own Travelers, Lucian and Summer. Both won gift cards to Football Fanatics.com.Thank you to all Travelers that participated, it was a lot of fun.


Tips for Nurse Wellness: Change

by Tara Trofholz, BS in Exercise Physiology, Team Manager at Medical Solutions

Do you find yourself frustrated because you have been working hard but are still not seeing the fat shedding off of your body? If you have been doing the same activity for several months, it just may be time to change what you are doing or how you are doing it.

As we spend time doing a particular activity our body becomes more and more efficient at that activity. This increased efficiency actually decreases the amount of calories we burn. Now, this does not mean the activity is not beneficial…but it does mean that your body does not have to work as hard as it did when you first started that activity. Cross training will increase the benefits from your hard work.

To maximize your time and effort, periodically change the cardiovascular activity that you are doing, or change the intensity and/or duration. After you have spent a couple of weeks doing a different activity you will be able to come back to you favorite activity with a higher level of fintess. Not only will you be burning more calories, you will have a better mental state, and will decrease the potential for injury.

For those of you that are on the road as a traveling health professional, your options for exercise equipment may be limited. However, you don't have to just change the activity to increase a change in your body. Change your workout from a thirty minute duraction working at approximately the same level to an interval workout, increasing your speed for 1-3 minute intervals. This is an excellent way to add variety and increase your calorie expenditure.