As a travel nurse, you will need a completed profile in order to be submitted to open job orders. The profile consists of an updated resume, a skills checklist and recent references. Hospitals will not consider a candidate without having this information.
We all know that most travel nursing jobs are filled very quickly. As a traveler, you do not want to miss out on an open job order because your profile isn’t up to date!
If you have all the above information updated and on hand when you are speaking with a recruiter, it will allow them to quickly pull together your submission packet and get you submitted to an open job order much sooner.
In order to streamline the process, there are a few things that you can do that will allow a recruiter to submit you quickly. For starters, make sure you have all the correct dates for all of your travel assignments and your resume is up to date. Keep in mind that hospitals also do not like to see gaps in employment, so if you take a break in between contracts, note that on your resume.
Do your skills checklist right away! If you have one that you have done already, send that over to your recruiter. They expire yearly, so if you have done one within the year it can still be used for a submission. If you have not done one recently, please take the time to complete it accurately.
Have your two most recent managers numbers readily available to give to your recruiter. If you had a good relationship with the manager, reach out to them and let them know they will be receiving a reference request and if they could complete it at their earliest convenience it would help immensely. You don’t want to miss out on a job opportunity because your references delayed responding!
Gaining ownership of your submission packet allows you to gain more control over your travel nursing career. Making the process as easy for yourself and your recruiter will streamline your submissions and get you job offers more quickly!