So you’re in need of a job and you’ve got all the necessary skills and knowledge, but you can’t seem to get the job you desperately seek. Why is that? Well, landing the job you seek can be tricky and besides having all the skills, you’ll also need to have a couple other things on your side. Interview chemistry, experience and of course a little luck doesn’t hurt either. Besides the obvious blunders that would prevent anyone from landing a travel nurse job, here are few others that you should take care of to help you get that job.
- Job Description – Did you read what the job actually entails? Do your skills match up with every requirement of the job you’re applying for? Hiring managers have specific needs when filling positions and if you don’t match up entirely with what they’re requesting you will certainly be passed over for someone who does. If you find that you just keep missing the mark, don’t give up. Do something about it and get yourself qualified – taking action is the best way to show your dedication to your profession
- Word Play – When writing your resume, make sure to be careful in your choice of wording. Use strong keywords. Use powerful words that imply action and sell your experiences by highlighting specific achievements and accomplishments in your healthcare career.
- Job Searching – Where you’re looking for jobs is all important. No more looking through the Sunday paper job ads, going to human resource departments. No those methods are outdated and sure to lead you to more frustration. If you’re looking to find the right job for you I suggest you get with the 21st century and use the web. There are 100’s of job boards, company websites with job listings and places for you to post your resume. Use social networking sites to spread the word that you’re looking for a travel nurse job and let your network help you get connected to a job that’s a perfect fit for you.
- Expectations – In times like these, we should all be thankful for the jobs we do have or have a chance at. Sure you may deserve more and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, when times are lean, it’s best to take what you can get. It’s good enough for now and you have to change the way you think about that or else you may just keep spinning around looking for that travel nurse job that just doesn’t exist… At least not now.
Hopefully these few tips will help in securing yourself a new travel nurse job. Remember to keep a positive attitude and be thankful when given opportunities to interview. Though you may not get the job this time around, if you’re pleasant and exude a vibrant personality you’re likely to be remembered when the next time comes around. Good luck to all you job hunters out there!