Although the demand for travel nurses and allied health travelers continues to climb, it can still feel like you have to bend over backwards to find a travel job that piques your interest. Now, Fusion Marketplace is here to take over the hard work for you. And to make it even easier, you can implement these helpful habits into your job search process. But do so at your own risk! You may be surprised at how effective they are:
No. 1: Be picky
While it may seem counterintuitive to the overall goal, it's okay to be picky! Especially when searching for the right travel assignment. The great thing about Fusion Marketplace is that there are thousands of job options to search right at your fingertips. So, if you're a selective type of traveler with a specific location in mind, chances are you can easily find what you’re looking for on Marketplace.
And if you can’t find what you want in your first search, try customizing your traveler job preferences to see if you can’t narrow down results to better match what you’re in search of. That’s right, Fusion Marketplace provides a specific section within your traveler profile where you can set your traveler preferences so you can filter out jobs that don’t apply to you. Here, you can personalize your profile and add your:
- Healthcare department(s)
- Specialty or specialties
- Top five states
- Top 10 cities
- Three shift types
- Three job types
- Available start date
Before you decide on a travel assignment, make sure to compare the job details to make sure you’re getting everything you want. Fusion Marketplace makes the unknowns known and gives you information upfront, so you always know what to expect.
No. 2: Apply for multiple jobs at once
Once you find the jobs that have what you’re looking for, don’t wait to apply. In fact, apply to all of them. Toss your name in the hat and enhance your chances of hire! Who said you have to apply for jobs one-by-one?
Fusion Marketplace empowers you to take your travel career into your own hands. And that means having the ability to make the most out of your job search. Fusion Marketplace partners with various healthcare staffing companies across the U.S. to provide more job variety for travelers in all divisions and specialties.
Not only does applying for multiple jobs at once on Fusion Marketplace give you a leg up in your job search process, but it also allows agencies to make more informed decisions and fill open positions faster. At the end of the day, applying for more than one job at a time benefits you, the staffing company, and healthcare facility. Win-win-win.
No. 3: Stay organized
It may not seem like a big deal if you’re organized. But here’s the thing: Being organized only helps you land your dream travel job that must faster.
Imagine this: You’re searching for travel jobs and after a long, exhausting search, you finally find a few that seem worthwhile. You’re elated and relieved, but when you go to apply for the jobs, you can’t find your ID or certifications or licenses. So, a 2-minute job application quickly turned into a 20-minute search-and-rescue mission.
This nightmare doesn’t have to become a reality. And the way you avoid it becoming true is with a Fusion Marketplace traveler profile. With a Marketplace profile, you not only gain access to tens of thousands of coveted healthcare travel jobs, but you also get a safe location to centralize your important documents. That’s right, gone are the days of paper filing systems and easy-to-lose USB drives.
When you build your traveler profile, you’ll notice sections that prompt you to add your employment experience, education and certifications, licenses, professional references, and supporting documents like your photo ID, skills checklist, health records, and more. And the best part is? All of your important information is readily available while you’re on the road. So, no matter where you are, you can access whatever records you may need. Enjoy the stress-free feeling of knowing your information is safe, sound, and ready for you when you need it.
Plus, your Fusion Marketplace profile helps you keep track of jobs you’ve applied for. That way, you’re less likely to get confused and accidentally apply to the same job more than once.
Being organized may not seem important, but it comes with plenty of perks:
- Reduces stress. Decluttering can lower your cortisol levels, the body’s primary stress hormone.
- Helps you sleep. When you no longer have to worry about what to keep track of, your mind is free to focus on a good night’s rest.
- Increases productivity. Now that you know where to find your important information, you can spend more time finding and comparing travel job options.
No. 4: Continue learning
Knowledge is power and you never truly stop learning as a professional healthcare traveler. With each travel job you work, you’ll pick up new and handy information that will be benefit you on your next assignment. And as you learn and expand your knowledgebase, whether that’s a new healthcare technology or treatment method, you can easily edit your important documents within your traveler profile.
Have a new certification you need added? No problem! Earned another license? Sweet! Your Marketplace profile can easily be edited to reflect your awesomeness and once you upload the info, you’ll never have to repeat yourself or re-enter the info.
Plus, you’re only doing yourself favors by practicing continuous learning. In fact, continuously learning can help you grow both professionally and personally. Here’s how:
- It increases personal performance on the job
- It helps achieve career goals
- It empowers you to be the best healthcare traveler
- It can boost your confidence and happiness
You don’t know what you don’t know. And the only way to knowing is by learning. Before you officially accept a travel assignment, do some research into recruiters to make sure you work with someone you get along with. Browse through recruiter ratings and reviews on Fusion Marketplace to check out what previous travelers have to say and watch out for red flags.
Instead of applying for any relevant travel job that crosses your path, use these helpful habits to your advantage and find your ideal travel job. So, next time you’re in the market for a travel job, give your best shot at being picky, applying for multiple jobs, staying organized, and continuously learning. Combine these habits with Fusion Marketplace and you’re guaranteed to find your next travel assignment in no time.