In your travel nurse job search, your kind words and gratitude go a long way! That’s why it’s important to follow up at key points during your journey: after you’ve applied, after your interview and after you’ve begun an assignment. By showing your continued interest, you increase your chances of getting hired and finding more travel nurse assignments you love. To help you, we’ve provided three templates you can personalize for your own use.
What to send after applying to a travel nurse job
After you’ve submitted your application, following up with the hiring manager can help you be considered for an interview. Your email or letter might sound something like this:
Dear [Recruiter, or an actual name—if you know it],
I hope this message finds you well! I understand you must be busy trying to fill the position of [San Diego travel nurse], but I was hoping to follow up with you about this position. I’m excited about the opportunity to travel to this city and work within this patient population.
If there’s anything I can do to provide extra information to help you make your decision, please let me know.
Thank you for your time,
How to follow up after your travel nurse interview
After you’ve had your interview and wowed your interviewer, it’s time to say thank you—and help you stay top-of-mind:
Dear [Recruiter name],
Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. I enjoyed meeting you and learning more about [company’s name] and how I can help your patient population.
One topic that stuck with me was [something specific discussed in the interview] and I agree that [specific point made by the hiring manager made during the interview]. I’m excited about the possibility of joining the [company’s name] team and I think my nursing experience is a perfect fit.
I appreciate the opportunity to be considered for this role, and I hope I’ve proven that my talent is a good fit. Thank you, and I hope we’ll be in touch soon!
Contact your recruiter after you start an assignment
If you’re wondering how to follow up with your recruiter and keep them in the loop—it’s easy! Simply send a quick email that explains your first impressions of your placement and what you like. Here is a sample of what you might say:
Dear [Recruiter’s Name],
I wanted to reach out and let you know how my assignment at [facility name in city] is going so far. First, I love the location, and would enjoy future placements serving a similar patient population. What I like most about this assignment is [one or two things you like.]
As I get closer to the end of my placement, I will be in touch to talk about any future openings I could be suited for.
Thank you for your work securing this placement—I will follow up in another few weeks.
A little effort goes a long way
Taking the time to say thanks and provide feedback shows your dedication to your travel nurse career, and can only help you find great travel RN assignments in the future.
Looking for a travel nurse recruiter?
Want to know how to find the best travel nurse jobs? It helps to work with a great recruiter, and MedPro Healthcare Staffing is the top in the nation! We’ll help you find assignments you love, plus we strive to roll out the red carpet for our travel nurses. We want every assignment you complete with MedPro to be your best yet. To learn more, give us a call at 1-800-866-8108 or apply below.
To read more about being a travel nurse, check out our past blog posts:
- Travel Nursing Interviews: Emotional Intelligence Questions
- Seven Missteps to Avoid During a Travel Nursing Phone Interview
- Take Your Travel Nursing Job Interview From Good to GREAT With These Tips
- Eight Questions to Ask in a Travel Nursing Job Interview