By June 18, 2012 2 Comments

Choosing the Right Travel Nurse Recruiter

interviewing your travel nurse recruiter

Have a pen and paper ready so you can remember their answers.

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:

  1. How long have you been working in the travel nursing industry?
  2. How many years have you been recruiting?
  3. How can I get ahold of you? When are you available?
  4. How are you going to contact me? Email? Phone? Text? Etc.
  5. What is it about this company that you like? Dislike? Is there anything you would change?
  6. 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)

About the Author:

My name is Jeannie Holmes. I specialize in social media, blogging and graphic design. I love writing for Travel Nursing, there's always new things to explore and learn. It's my mission to get down to the facts of travel nursing and let everyone know what a rewarding career it truly is. I’m also the Social Media and Brand Cultivator at Medical Solutions, one of the leading traveling nurse companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. Thanks for reading.

2 Comments on "Choosing the Right Travel Nurse Recruiter"

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  1. Sandy says:

    Visit to get The Elite Traveler, travel nursing book.

    In The Elite Traveler there is an entire chapter dedicated to building an awesome relationship with your recruiter. You’ll find great information on how to embark on your career as a travel nurse and questions to ask on top of the amazing ones above.

  2. There is such a wide array of personality types when looking for the best recruiter, it really comes down to you trusting the individual. Do they answer your phone call or are you always going to voice mail waiting hours for a call back.

    I am sure we are all busy, but do not discount your value as a client and expect the type of service you deserve. If you need more insight on this feel free to contact me, I am always free to help.

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