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Top 5 Reasons Every Travel Nurse Should Have an Updated LinkedIn Profile

If you’re a  travel nurse looking for a new assignment, you might be wondering how you can make yourself  stand out among other candidates and land the job you want.

One of the best ways to stand out as a travel nurse among other candidates is to have a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is a site dedicated to helping professionals network and find job opportunities.

The app also allows for people to highlight their work experience, education, awards, and other achievements, similar to an online resume. Travel nurses can benefit from this because they can easily update their information and have their LinkedIn profile page reflect what would typically go on a resume. The best part? It only takes a few minutes!

Here are five reasons why every travel nurse should have a LinkedIn profile!

1. You can leave a powerful first impression
In this day and age, social media makes it very  easy to find people online and get to know them before they ever step into an employer’s office. Before a recruiter even talks to you, they can learn about you, your accomplishments, your interests, education, and experience. Give your potential employer a feel for your background and give them a positive, lasting first impression by showing them you are tech-savvy and always prepared to keep an updated resume on file.

2. You can network with recruiters and other travel nurses
Just like you can add “friends” on Facebook, LinkedIn allows for you to “connect” with people. You can network with travel nurses, recruiters, other coworkers, and individuals that can potentially help you find an assignment in the future or give you some career advice. Networking in incredibly powerful when trying to find a great assignment, and LinkedIn makes it easy to find and connect with people who can help you in the future.

3. More people can come to you first
Instead of having to constantly put out resumes and apply with staffing agencies, having your information updated and available for recruiters to see can make it easy for them to come to you instead. This can help take less stress off of  you when applying for jobs and trying to find the right assignment, and let the recruiter so most of the work.

4. It’s easy to set up and maintain
The best part about a LinkedIn profile is that it takes a few minutes to set up, and updating it is a piece of cake. Whereas updating a resume can be time-consuming and tedious, you can easily add new skills, work experience, education, and other aspects of your resume to your LinkedIn profile. Simply type on the institution and all the company’s information will be uploaded to your profile. LinkedIn automatically puts everything in chronological order as well, so that burden is taken off of you.

5. There’s an app (and it’s really awesome)
Not only is LinkedIn easy to navigate on a desktop computer, but it’s also very easy to use on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet. LinkedIn has a free app (which you can download here) that makes it easy to apply for jobs, talk to recruiters, and update your resume on the go.

Looking for your next travel nurse job?

If you’re wondering how to find a travel nurse job, it’s a snap when you work with a travel RN recruiter like MedPro Healthcare Staffing. The experts at MedPro will help you find placements in the best cities for travel nurses. And because we want each assignment to be your best yet, we offer the MedPro Experience program—a personalized employee experience program that embraces and celebrates you! To learn more and begin your travel nurse career, contact us today at 1-800-866-8108, or apply below.