Over the years that I’ve spent as a Travel Nurse, the one thing (other than my raving evaluations) that has consistently impressed my recruiters is my level of organization. Building your Travel Portfolio is an important step in becoming a successful Travel Nurse.
Once you have selected which companies you want to provide with a profile, the next step is to start the application process.
The application process can be daunting as there is so much paperwork that a travel agency will require. I put together a portfolio with all the necessary documents that a travel agency will request.
Save all of your paperwork into a .pdf file and save in a .zip folder. This process, although time-consuming the first time, will make it a breeze to apply with a new company as well as making a lasting impression on your new recruiter. Remember to store this digital information in a secure, password protected site.
- Completed Application
- Many times this is online. I have had my recruiter complete the application for me in many instances from the information provided in my resume. In order to do this, your resume will have to be complete.
- Make certain to list the agency as well as the hospital. Your recruiter will need the agency information for employment checks.
- Your resume should reflect the unit, hospital size/# of beds, teaching/non-teaching, etc.
- Hepatitis B
- Most recent PPD/Chest X-Ray
- As well as all childhood immunizations
- Copies (front and back)
- Any other nursing certifications
- All active nursing licenses
- Drivers License
- Social Security Card or Passport
- Notarized I-9 form
- 2 Written References (most recent jobs)
- Skills Checklist
- Make certain that you have a skills checklist completed for any/all specialties that you work.
- This should be updated annually
- Direct Deposit Form
If you have a company or recruiter ask for information or documents that are not listed on this file, please inform me in the comments below so I can keep my information as complete as possible.
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