This article was provided by Supplement Health Care.
As a nurse, you work hard, and long shifts don’t leave a lot of energy for job searching. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an advocate on your side? Someone that can help you find or even define your next career move? Consider partnering with a travel nursing recruiter.
Recruiters assist in finding qualified nurses to fill positions for hospitals, schools, home health agencies, corrections, and everywhere in between. A recruiter’s day might include creating job postings, reviewing resumes and job applications, conducting interviews, checking references for applicants, and generating submissions to clients. They are also answering questions at tradeshows and job fairs, checking timesheets and compliance, and determining new assignments for their current nurses to work next. They easily understand all the “hats” nurses wear because they wear them too.
If you are a nurse, we understand that your time is limited. It takes a lot of stamina to do your job. Then, to go home and polish up your resume, search several job boards online, research every company, schedule interviews, etc. is too much. What you need is a champion for you, a friend on the inside.
Travel Nursing Recruiter Benefits
Travel nursing recruiters have access to more jobs than what you might find searching on your own. Top-notch recruiters have established relationships with major hospitals and health systems. These relationships allow them to have knowledge about jobs that haven’t even been posted yet. Working with a recruiter can provide you with more and better job options, faster.
As previously stated, recruiters have existing relationships with multiple healthcare systems and facilities. They automatically have a better insight of the job requirements, not just what is posted but also looking at fit beyond the job description. A recruiter will have a clear understanding of what you value to match you with the right position. They also can see whether another assignment you may have overlooked would be a better fit.
In any good negotiation, both sides need to feel satisfied. Recruiters work equally with the employer and candidate to find a perfect fit. Focusing on a win-win situation makes for faster interview processes because they have already narrowed down the candidate pool to the best fit for the job. A good recruiter knows your requests, requirements, and desired pay and perks. They can then match you with a location that has complementary offerings saving everyone time and effort.
A recruiter is more than a go-between for you and your facility. As you develop a relationship with your recruiter, you will find that they are equally invested in your success. Your recruiter is going to do everything in their power to make sure you are getting the assignments you want. They are dedicated to helping you achieve your longer-term career goals or get you to your dream travel assignment. Remember, the goal of your recruiter is to make sure you are getting what you need and are set up to be successful in every assignment.
National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day
Healthcare recruiters do so much for job seekers; it’s no wonder we celebrate them on a national level. In 1991, Congress declared that National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day would be celebrated each year on the first Tuesday of June. This year will be a day to recognize healthcare recruitment professionals for the work they do with nurses, the nursing profession, healthcare facilities, and patients. It takes talent to find talent, and what your healthcare recruiter can do for you is a unique skill that cannot be exaggerated.