What’s your preferred method of applying for jobs? Is it the old-fashioned way with pen and paper? Or are you part of the 58 percent of job seekers who rely on online job platforms, like Marketplace?
Marketplace is a traveler-driven job site that gives you total control over your healthcare travel career. This online job board makes it nearly effortless to find your next healthcare travel job, whether you’re a travel nurse, occupational therapist (OT), physical therapist (PT), neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse, or another traveling healthcare professional. If you’re in the market for a high-paying travel job, follow these top tips to apply for jobs on Marketplace:
No. 1: Double-check you’re logged in
It may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget to log into your Marketplace account before browsing travel jobs.
Don’t have a traveler account? Create a Marketplace profile to save your important traveler information like your employment history, education, certifications and licenses, references, skills checklist, and more. Plus, gain access to hundreds of thousands of healthcare travel jobs across multiple staffing agencies.
Forget your password? You’re not alone—a recent study shows at least 65 percent of Americans say they’ll forget their account passwords unless they write it down. Instead of organizing your different passwords scribbled across multiple sticky notes, try an online password management app like LastPass.
Being logged into your account helps streamline the job search and application process. Since your professional information is already uploaded and saved within your profile, that information is automatically filled in on Marketplace job applications. No matter what staffing company the job application is under, your name, email, healthcare discipline and specialty, and more is automatically filled in for you, saving you time and energy with each travel job application.
No. 2: Review your traveler profile info
Now that you have a Marketplace traveler profile, take a minute or two to review your information. Do you need to update your employment history? Did you get a new license? Earn a certificate? Ensure that your professional information is current and up to date so that way, you’re submitting current information on each job application. Plus, those details are what sets you apart from other applicants.
Here, you should also double-check your traveler preferences are saved. With your traveler preferences, you can add your healthcare department(s), specialty or specialties, top five states, top 10 cities, three shift types, three job types, and available start date to help narrow down job search results.
No. 3: Narrow down your job search
Not only do your traveler preferences help narrow down your job search, but so can you! On Marketplace, there are multiple ways to job search so you can focus results based on what you want.
- Search by staffing agency
- Search by healthcare specialty
- Search by travel job location
- Search by travel pay
Narrowed down job search results are far less overwhelming to navigate. For one, filtering search results shows you jobs that apply to you and fit your traveler preferences. For example, instead of seeing all travel nursing jobs in the U.S., you only see travel emergency room nurse (ER RN) jobs on the West Coast.
Applying for jobs is stressful enough. In fact, a Pew Research Center survey found that about half of American adult job seekers are pessimistic about their future employment. Reduce some of the stress and remove the weight from your shoulders with Marketplace. Happier travelers start here.
No. 4: Pay attention to details
Details matter and you should know what to expect in a travel job before you sign the dotted line. That’s why Marketplace puts the fine print in bold text front and center.
Of course job seekers want to know what they’re going to make when considering their job options. A 2021 Joblist survey found that even though 43 percent of hiring managers agree disclosing pay package information attracts candidates, only 35 percent of companies regularly include pay details in job postings.
Not only will you know upfront what you’re going to make financially, but Marketplace job postings also give you a preview into what to expect professionally. Marketplace makes the unknowns known to give you all the information you need about the job type, assignment location, weekly work hours, start date, shift type, length of assignment, and healthcare staffing agency. Once you know all there is to know about a job, you can easily compare with other job options, and find the one best suited for you.
No. 5: Apply to multiple jobs
Eager to find the right healthcare travel job for you? But there are so many options! Well, once you’ve set your traveler preferences and narrowed down job search results, it’s time to start applying for jobs that pique your interest.
It’s easy to spot them and once you do, it’s even easier to apply for them on Marketplace. All you have to do is simply hit “I’m interested” on the job postings and submit your information. To enhance your chances of hire, apply for multiple travel jobs at one time!
Use Marketplace to your advantage and submit your name for multiple healthcare travel jobs from multiple sought-after staffing agencies. Make the most of your travel job search and get a leg up on your fellow healthcare travelers when you apply to multiple jobs at once.
No. 6: Share your Marketplace profile
Maintaining a traveler resume can be challenging since you have a new job to add every 13-ish weeks. Instead of constantly editing a Word document, use your Marketplace traveler profile as your professional resume.
Think about it: Your profile already has all the information that would be on your resume, so why not give yourself a break and let Marketplace do the heavy lifting for you? Within your profile, you’ve already saved your:
- Contact information
- Professional summary or biography
- Work history
- Educational experience
- Professional skills
- Certificates and licenses
So, when you’re applying for jobs on Marketplace, allow your traveler profile to be shared with prospective staffing agencies and their recruiters. Give insight to those that do the hiring and give them the chance to get to know you through your Marketplace profile.
After you’ve applied for jobs on Marketplace, your application is sent to the agency and then a recruiter for review. From there, you’re just a recruiter phone call away from your next healthcare travel job.
Marketplace was created to streamline the job search, application, and hiring process to help professional healthcare workers like yourself find assignments easier and more efficiently. So, when it’s time to find your next travel job, make it a little easier on yourself and use Marketplace.