By The Gypsy Nurse Staff

August 8, 2018

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Step #12: Determine if The Job is A Good Fit

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Now that you’ve had the interview, the next step is to determine if the position is a good fit for you.  You may think to yourself that ‘It’s just a temporary job, why should ‘fit’ be important?’

It’s important that any position that you accept is good for your career.  What if it’s a horrible fit and you end up leaving the contract early?  This could be detrimental to your career.  The other possibility is that you could be looking for something that may turn into long-term and for that you want something that fits your needs; personal as well as career.

You should review (again) your deal-breakers.  Is the position going to meet them?  Now take a look at your Wants and Needs.  How does the position stack up?  Are they offering you above and beyond what you expected?  Are they falling short somewhere?

As we looked at Researching Travel Nurse Companies, we discussed checking into their reviews and asking questions.  I would encourage the same when considering a facility.  Check out the forums, ask other travelers and perform an internet search.

travel nurse checklistA few factors beyond your deal-breakers to consider include:

  • What is the company mission and can you agree to it?
  • How does this position compare to others on your list?
  • Was the manager pleasant, did they answer your questions or hurry you during the interview?
  • Was the interview well-organized?  Disorganization here may indicate disorganization on the job.
  •  Do the job responsibilities match your skills, experience, and interests?
  • Are you satisfied with the overall compensation package?
  • Will the position challenge you in a safe, productive way?
  • Does the position meet all of your Deal-Breakers?
What are some items that you look for in determining a jobs fit? Please post in the comments. When your ready to seek out the next position, don’t forget to check out our new Job Listings.

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