Ready to hang up your travel therapy hat for something more stable? If settling down in a permanent position and a permanent location is next on your career checklist, there are some simple steps you can take to have a smooth transition. By working with a staffing agency, you can make your travel therapy job permanent and keep the same support system you had as a travel therapist.
Make Your Resume Work for You
One of the first actions you will need to take when transitioning to a permanent therapy job is building a strong resume. You’re in luck! Travel therapy professionals who have completed multiple 13-week contracts are ideal candidates for permanent positions. You have proven yourself as a flexible therapist by working in numerous facilities, assisting a diverse patient population, and adapting to various management styles in locations across the U.S. Your travel therapy jobs have made you a more well-rounded employee, and now it’s time for you to document these abilities in your resume.
Your experience, whether as a travel physical therapist, travel occupational therapist, or travel speech pathologist, has also made you aware of what types of jobs propel you forward, and which ones hold you back. Take some time to reflect on your adventures and prioritize which traits you would hope to see in your future permanent position.
Use a Staffing Agency
Removing travel from your wish list doesn’t necessarily mean you need to drop your healthcare staffing agency altogether. Many travel therapy companies have multiple staffing divisions and can connect you with a permanent placement recruiter. Much like your travel recruiter, permanent therapy recruiters can offer similar kinds of assistance to land your dream permanent position. They will schedule and prep you for interviews, help you with any credentialing or onboarding paperwork, negotiate the highest pay and best benefits, and perhaps, even get you relocation assistance or a sign-on bonus.
Make Your Next Move
Finally, it’s time to make a move from travel therapy to a permanent position! You have acquired an incredible array of experience from your travels, you know where you will find the best fit for your lifestyle, and now it’s time to go for it. If you’re already working with a multi-specialty staffing agency like CoreMedical Group, you can easily convert from traveler to traditional, permanent employee with a quick conversation with your current recruiter.
For those who are working with a travel-only staffing agency, seek a new agency that specializes in both types of therapy careers. A multi-division agency with travel and permanent recruiters who collaborate will understand all the benefits you’ve received as a traveler and will be able to present those skills better when talking you up to your potential future employers. Why not take advantage of what they have to offer!
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