As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years approach a lot of travel nurses find themselves between assignment this time of year and they tend to want to put off finding a new travel nursing job until after the holidays are over.
Who can blame you, really? You don’t want to end up being the new kid on the block and getting scheduled to work any of those days by taking a new travel nursing job during the holiday season. And with all the fun holiday traditions going on and the countless gifts you want to buy people, this is not the time of year you want to be on the phone with recruiters, completing paperwork and doing phone interviews.
But really this is the perfect time to start looking for that next travel nursing assignment. As hospitals start to plan their budgets and look at their staffing needs for the new year they are starting to post January jobs. As a travel nurse this means that it is a great time to start lining up that position for next year by beating the competition to the best jobs.
Having your January travel nursing job already lined up early can actually help you enjoy the holidays more by letting you relax and know you have gotten it taken care of. And if you are like most of us you have all those gifts to pay off. So why not give yourself the present of a travel nursing job?