Top 3 Traits to Look for in a Recruiter

December 14th, 2017 | Posted by bbarr in Travel Nursing

If this is your first travel nurse soiree, or even if you’ve been in the game for a while now, there are some noteworthy qualities you’ll want to look for in the recruiter you choose. You may notice they are strikingly like what you look for in a longtime friend.

They tell you like it is

A poll of some of our star travel nurses revealed that honesty ranks most important in terms of recruiter must have’s. Sharing information openly and transparently is vital, especially when topics range from understanding your pay package to career advancement and opportunities. You’ll rely on your recruiter to present all the fine print in a timely, trustworthy manner and help you arrive at your best decision.

They’re there for you at a moment’s notice

A conscientious recruiter makes every effort to be available whenever you need them. You deserve a high level of support and want to know you can count on your recruiter especially in the event of an urgent question or concern. He or she also remembers when not to call you because you are sleeping off your standing night shift.

You two just click

Much like a BFF, there’s a chemistry between the two of you that is sure to make more than a spark of difference. Life is too short to work with someone whom you’d rather not have to or who is quite literally a bear to talk to. You know you’ve found your match when your recruiter knows details about your life outside of work. They get to know you as a person and not just a nurse.

Our nurses weigh in

Here’s what some of our seasoned travel nurses look for when they pick their recruiter.

“Not being just another number but actually building a relationship with me and a willingness to get to know me as a person – not just a nurse.” – Jessica Yanko

“Having someone you can trust and is going to be honest with you about your hospital, traveling, and things that they may have heard about the job position.” – Dana Corriere

“I look for compatibility mostly. If we do not get along or see eye to eye from the get go, then it’s always a No Go!” – Kristin Cabanaw

“Realistic we both have lives not just a 4 letter word (work).” – Darnia Cutter

We have a team of stellar recruiters who would love to talk about your next adventure. Contact us today.

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