By August 2, 2010 0 Comments

Why aren’t you getting the job as a travel nurse?

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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 No those methods are outdated and sure to lead you to more frustration.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!

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About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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