Having a good traveler/recruiter relationship can be a great aid in becoming a successful travel nurse. That is why it is important to make sure the recruiter you pick is someone you can get along with and will have your back when things may not go as planned.
A great way to make sure you are choosing the right recruiter is by interviewing them. Sure they are usually the ones doing the interviews, but why can’t it go both ways? This person will be your life line when you are traveling, so you want to make sure they are responsive now before you are out on the road and stuck.
Here are some important questions you might consider asking:
- How long have you been working in the travel nursing industry?
- How many years have you been recruiting?
- How can I get ahold of you? When are you available?
- How are you going to contact me? Email? Phone? Text? Etc.
- What is it about this company that you like? Dislike? Is there anything you would change?
- What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy doing outside of work? ( This question may seem irrelevant, but having a recruiter with similar interests provides a better traveler/recruiter relationship)