Occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and other allied professionals play a vital role in the healthcare industry, providing crucial services to patients and clients daily. Travel allied health professionals can travel the country while working short-term, typically 13-week, contracts. Healthcare workers are always in high demand, but how do you find the best travel positions?
Make Your Resume Stand Out
Healthcare travelers need to have a solid resume. Healthcare recruiters are busy and sort through dozens of resumes daily, so keeping your resume short and sweet is important. Use keywords to highlight experience, specialties, and other skills. Include all certifications and licenses, and describe assignments briefly with what, when, and where. Highlight adaptability, flexibility, and teamwork as valued traits. In addition, get in the habit of updating the resume after each assignment, and consider having an online resume on a platform such as LinkedIn.
Use Job Boards as a Research Tool
Job boards can be an excellent research tool for learning about pay expectations and industry trends. However, landing a specific job found on a job board can be challenging. Job availability changes year-to-year and seasonally, so learning the trends is a great way to plan. To improve your chances of landing a great job from a job board, you must move quickly and efficiently when introduced to a recruiter and have all your paperwork ready to go!
Work With the Right Recruiter
You don’t want to work with just any recruiter… Recruiters are the bridge between you and your ideal allied health travel position. All recruiters are different, so working with the right recruiter at the right agency is essential. When finding new job opportunities in the travel industry, time is of the essence. This is why it’s crucial to have an efficient and responsive recruiter, so you can be one of the first to learn of any promising openings. A slow recruiter can mean missed opportunities and being left behind in an industry that moves at lightning speed. Don’t let that happen to you – find a recruiter who will move quickly on your behalf to get you to your next assignment.
Healthcare professionals often place RTG Medical at the top of their list when seeking the best medical staffing agency to work with. Why? Because we provide the highest quality experience in healthcare staffing. Our recruiters actively incorporate our core values – people-first, integrity, and accountability – into their work. Start your next adventure with RTG Medical by connecting with a recruiter today!