Traveling healthcare professionals know that speedy placement is the sweet spot of a successful career. Starting out or landing a new travel assignment typically requires a little bit of setup in order for it to be a cakewalk later. Part of making that happen is setting yourself up for success on three fronts: putting yourself out there by creating a traveler profile, developing good communication with a recruiter, and building on your skills through continued education.
Getting the job you want by creating a traveler profile
Remember the days when travelers had to jump through hoops to apply for their next placement? Fusion Marketplace has made it easier to get the healthcare job you want in the easiest way possible: creating a traveler profile. A profile on Fusion Marketplace allows travelers to personalize their job hunt and makes it easier to keep info in one place. You can:
- Add a skills checklist
- Upload licenses
- Add certifications
- Use “one click apply” for the jobs you want
When you create a traveler profile, all your info and preferences are saved, so there’s no pile of papers to fill out when you want to apply for that next travel assignment. Just one button, one click…. Done! You can custom tailor your profile to fit the exact travel job you’re looking for. The steps to land your dream assignment are completely in your hands and they’re totally customizable. This allows you to land the perfect assignment that you want on a faster amount of time.
Communicating your needs to your recruiter
Once you apply to the assignment you want, you’ll be in touch with a recruiter. While fully automated staffing companies talk about cost-effective hiring and efficiency, they’re still missing the biggest part of the traveler lifestyle: an in-depth relationship with a recruiter. The “recruiterless” business model exists out there, but—here’s the thing—a successful career experience includes a recruiter. And not just any recruiter, but one that you can express your wants and needs to with full transparency. This relationship-building instills trust and empowerment so that travelers can make the best decisions about where they’re headed next, when they’re taking that next assignment and why.
We haven’t hit the point in technology where people are avid mind-readers, which means that in order to develop that great relationship and get those great travel assignments under your belt, you need to communicate with your recruiter. Talk to them about the difficult choices you face as a traveler, the split decisions you’re making for that next travel assignment location, and the pain points of sorting it all out. A good recruiter wants to make your life easier. By creating a higher level of communication with your recruiter, you have a better chance of getting your career needs and personal needs met. Full transparency is important for success.
Continuing your education online to further your career
CEUs are important for your healthcare career. Not only do CEUs help you keep your licenses and certifications updated, but they help you land that next travel assignment even faster. When you grow your area of expertise in a specific healthcare field, you’re opening yourself up to new opportunities and putting yourself in charge of your career path. The more expertise you can add to your resume and traveler profile, the more marketable of a traveler you’ll become, increasing your opportunity to get the travel assignment you need in the location you want.
Recently, online learning has become more expansive, allowing healthcare professionals to get their CEUs without attending in-person courses or seminars. Some good resources for finding CEUs for your field are CEU Academy and NetCE.
Use these three points of to market yourself as a healthcare professional, and you’ll be getting the travel assignment of your dreams in no time.