With so many job options, it can be difficult to know what to look for in a travel assignment and travel nurse recruiter. As a professional, you have a personal list of must-haves, but then, there are so many myths about healthcare travel and travel nursing problems circulating on the web, it can be hard to know what’s important in a job and what’s not. To help make your decision easier, check out these top six red flags to look for when in search of your next travel job and staffing recruiter.
No. 1: It’s hard to finding housing near an assignment
Sure, securing temporary housing isn’t the most glamorous task of a professional healthcare traveler. However, it’s not as hard as some make it seem to be, especially when you use Fusion Marketplace to find a home.
Since each agency and/or facility have their own radius rule that dictates how close a traveler’s tax home can be to their workplace, it’s true that finding your own housing can be difficult. But Fusion Marketplace takes the guesswork out of it for you and shows you only housing units within the approved radius.
Fusion Marketplace partners with Furnished Finder to make the housing process easier for healthcare travelers. Now, through this partnership and a Marketplace traveler profile, you can find your next assignment and housing unit in one convenient place. So, whoever told you that it’s hard to find housing near an assignment has never heard of Fusion Marketplace.
No. 2: You’re encouraged to work with the first agency you find
When you go shopping, you wouldn’t (or probably wouldn’t) purchase the very first pair of shoes you try on. Even if you are absolutely in love with the shoes, they could be the wrong size or fit funny around your toes.
Well, the same is true when it comes to the healthcare staffing agency you decide to work with. Your travel career is in your future and that means it’s up to you to decide who you work with, as well as when and where you work.
Fusion Marketplace is full of jobs from several healthcare staffing companies so you can see your job options all on one online platform and compare accordingly. With several agencies working together to promote a traveler-driven Marketplace, you can easily find the right agency for you!
No. 3: You’re told you’ll never know what to expect
If you’ve ever heard that you’ll “never know what to expect” from a travel agency about a job, it may be time to restart your search somewhere else. While there may be unexpected surprises that come up along the way, you should know what you’re getting into before you accept a travel job.
Fusion Marketplace makes the unknowns known and keep you in the loop on a travel job’s:
- Staffing agency
- Weekly gross pay
- Estimated weekly hours
- Number of beds
- Trauma center
- Charting system
- Assignment length
- Shift type
- Call off policy
By providing the necessary information upfront, Fusion Marketplace puts you, the traveler, in complete control of your career, as it should be.
No. 4: It’s hard to stay organized
Staying organized is hard for everyone, even those outside of the healthcare travel industry. But the organization required to be a successful healthcare traveler is next level. As a professional healthcare worker, you have certifications, licenses, and references to keep track of, in addition to employment history and level of education. And yes, that all can be difficult to keep organized.
Luckily, Fusion Marketplace makes organization a breeze with a personalized traveler profile. Easily save your credentials and documentations within your Marketplace profile and gain instant access to your paperwork wherever you are. With a traveler profile, you’ll never have to re-enter or repeat information. Now, all you’ll have to do is add and save new information, as needed.
Organization can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Simplify the process with a Fusion Marketplace traveler profile.
No. 5: The agency blindly submits your resume
It feels good to know things. And it feels really good to know things when they’re about you.
There are some companies out there that will blindly submit your resume for jobs. What does that mean? Basically, it means the recruiter is applying for jobs on your behalf without your knowledge or permission. Blind submissions put you in a tough spot because it gives the healthcare facility the impression that you’d be interested in an interview and it implies that the recruiter who submitted your profile is representing you. Plus, if you get a good job with a travel agency that you don’t connect with, you might feel trapped, and no one likes to feel that way.
Blind submissions can also be dangerous for your travel career because if you don’t know that your travel profile has already been submitted through one agency and then you give another agency permission to submit your resume for that same job, there could be serious consequences. Not only could it hurt the relationship you have with the recruiter you gave permission to, but it can also damage your reputation with the healthcare facility that wanted to staff you.
There are no blind submissions with Fusion Marketplace. You’re in the driver’s seat and you get to apply for the jobs you want, so you always know where your traveler profile has been sent. Fusion Marketplace makes it effortless for you to quickly apply for travel jobs that pique your interest—just simply use the quick apply function.
No. 6: You don't know details of the pay package
One major red flag to be aware of when searching for your next travel job is if there are no details on the assignment’s pay package. It’s important to know the details of the pay package before you accept the job because you need to know if the assignment can fulfill your financial needs.
That’s Fusion Marketplace travel jobs have pay package information publicly posted so you can research and compare your job options. Because you can see immediately what the pay will be for a travel assignment, Fusion Marketplace makes it easy for you to compare different pay packages before you even hit “apply.”
With misinformation, travel myths, travel nursing challenges, and red flags plaguing the web, it can be hard to know what to look for in a healthcare job and recruiter. Fusion Marketplace simplifies the job search process to make the unknowns known so you can find what you’re looking for in a travel assignment even faster.
If you see these six red flags while in search of your next travel job, it may be time to reconsider who you’re working with and how you’re searching for your assignment. Or avoid these travel nursing red flags altogether and use Fusion Marketplace to secure your travel jobs. Thanks to enhanced transparency and a strong commitment to healthcare travelers, Fusion Marketplace gives you all you need to make informed and educated career decisions.