When working as a travel nurse, one of the most important relationships you can develop is the one with your recruiter. Your recruiter can best serve you if they get to know you and understand what you hope to achieve through travel nursing. Let’s dive deeper into how exactly strengthening the nurse-recruiter relationship can benefit your career.
When on assignment, your recruiter is your lifeline.
When you’re on a travel nursing assignment, there will sometimes be questions or uncertainties that arise—that’s a reality with any job. While your peers at your assigned facility will likely be able to answer many of your questions, having a resource you can count on outside of the facility is incredibly important. Developing a strong relationship with your recruiter helps to build both trust and confidence, meaning you can comfortably come to them with questions. It’s nice having someone understanding on the other end of the line, isn’t it? Your recruiter is your BFF on the fly.
Your recruiter should genuinely care about your success.
When choosing which recruiter you’d like to work with (though not every agency provides options for nurses), it’s important that you find someone that understands your work experience, your goals, and how you define success within the scope of a travel nursing job. Working as a traveler is an exciting opportunity; having that extra support will help you make the most of your assignments. If you’re having trouble, your recruiter is there to listen and help. A strong relationship means the recruiter really cares about your success and the things that are important to you.
Remember that your recruiter is here to help you.
Your recruiter wants to make sure that you have the best possible experience on your travel nursing assignment. What’s more, they can typically be one step ahead on your behalf; whether you’re asleep, busy with your current assignment, or simply unavailable, your recruiter can be searching for your next potential assignment. He or she can act like the link between you and your next travel job. If there’s somewhere you’ve been wanting to travel to, your recruiter can keep an eye out for assignments in that area. While you are a patient advocate, your recruiter is your advocate.
Our team understands that your relationship with your recruiter is so crucial to your experience. At Next Travel Nursing, you’re able to choose the recruiter you want to work with to help you make the most of your assignments. Yeah, we know. It’s a pretty sweet deal.