First Time Interviewing With a Travel Staffing Firm? Here’s What You Need to Know.

shutterstock_148769414If you are new to the travel nursing profession and it’s your first time working with a recruiter, you might not be sure what you need to do, such as what questions to ask during a travel nursing job interview. Here is some information that might be helpful in dealing with a recruiter from a travel staffing firm.

Get some background.

Find out how long the person has been a recruiter and what kind of placement record she has. Find out about her background. See if anyone you know is familiar with the recruiter. Ask the recruiter to explain how travel RN job interviews work.

The recruiter can be a good source of information. She can give you information about possible employers and what it is like to work at various places. She can tell you what geographical areas are most promising in terms of helping you find a travel nursing job.

Be honest with the recruiter.

The recruiter cannot do a good job for you if she doesn’t know about your background, skills and experience, desires and interests. Give her as complete a picture of you as possible, even the blemishes on your work record, and you need to do it at the beginning. For example, if you have had some breaks in your work history, or were fired from a job, let her know. She won’t be very pleased to suddenly find this out in the middle of your job search.

Also, being honest means letting the recruiter know if you are looking for jobs on your own. She won’t feel betrayed; in fact, having other irons in the fire might raise your value.

Don’t be shy about asking what types of questions to ask during a travel nursing interview.

Keep an open mind.

The recruiter may have suggestions for you about how to sell yourself to employers, things you need to stop, change, or improve. Don’t take it personally. She is just doing her job. The recruiter knows the job market, what travel nursing employers are looking for, and he is trying to make sure you have the best shot at getting the job you want. And this is what you have to keep in mind.

Find top travel nursing jobs

If you are looking to travel as an RN, MedPro Healthcare Staffing can help you find the job you want in the location you want. Travel nursing is what we do, and we are the best in the business. Get in touch with your recruiter today at 1-800-866-8108.

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