Applying for any job can be a tricky task. Looking for employment as a healthcare traveler is no exception, and ensuring you have all your ducks in a row before (and during) the process can seem especially daunting for some. Follow these tips, though, and you’ll have a much easier time when completing your healthcare travel application.
Tip #1: Vet Your Options Thoroughly
You can maximize your chances of success by working with a staffing agency that knows their stuff. In pairing with the most reputable and established medical staffing networks, you’ll broaden your pool of potential options and can link with a knowledgeable recruiter who will assist you throughout your application.
Again, talk with other healthcare professionals who can point you to agencies they’ve had great experiences with, and refer to ratings and reviews to evaluate your options closely.
Tip #2: Minimize Potential “Busywork”
There’s a fair bit of paperwork involved with the application process that can turn into a real headache if you aren’t prepared. The remedy? Find out what type paperwork you’ll need upfront, by talking with your recruiter, so that it doesn’t become an issue mid-process.
Licenses, certifications, references — keep them all up-to-date, close at hand, and in a digital format so you can minimize your paperwork burden during your application.
Tip #3: Put Together an Amazing Submission Profile
With all your paperwork and experience organized, putting together a great submission profile will be an easier prospect. Understanding the intricacies behind (and importance of) this part of the process in advance will also work in your favor.
The submission profile can be lengthy, but your recruiter might be working with several qualified candidates at once, so you can’t afford to cut corners. To give yourself a leg up, make sure you fill out your profile in its entirety and provide as complete of a record as possible of your skills and experiences as possible. Looking good on paper will make you a more desirable candidate.
Tip #4: Ace Your Interview
Some jobs might require you to complete a phone interview. This might seem harrowing for those who aren’t used to interviewing in person, but there’s no cause for alarm.
There are plenty of ways to put your best foot forward over the phone; come prepared to answer and ask questions regarding the position, be thoughtful in your responses, take care not to dominate the conversation, and follow up post-interview to thank your interviewer and inform your recruiter how it went.
Tip #5: Work Closely with Your Recruiter
Throughout the application process, your recruiter will be an invaluable source of information and support. Make sure you establish a good rapport, and turn to them if you have questions, concerns, or require assistance in completing any of the steps along the way.
If you’re looking for a career as a healthcare traveler, Triage Staffing can help demystify the application process and set you on the right path. Contact us to learn more and visit our allied and travel nurse jobs page to search for available positions.