Choosing a Travel Nurse Job

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By The Gypsy Nurse

August 8, 2018



Step #12: Determine If The Job Is A Good Fit

Now that you’ve had the interview, the next step is determining if the position is a good fit for you.  Choosing a travel nurse job that is a good fit is important, even if you are only there for a short time.

One of the most stressful situations that can come up in travel nursing is having to leave a contract early. If you don’t take the time to figure out if a job is a good fit, you might end up in a situation where you are unsafe or overly stressed. On the other hand, if an assignment is a great fit, you could walk away with a new place to call home!

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 choosing a travel nurse job.  Check out the forums, ask other travelers, and perform an internet search.

Questions to Consider When Choosing a Travel Nurse Job:

  • 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 choosing a travel nurse job? Please post in the comments. When you are ready to seek out the next position, don’t forget to check out our new Job Listings.

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