Now that you have applied for a travel physical therapy job, you can be assured that you will soon be contacted by a recruiter. Physical therapists that are willing to work short-term contract jobs are in high demand, which will put you in a good negotiating position to make sure you get what you want out of an assignment.
But before you do that you need to make sure you have a good recruiter.
In the travel physical therapy industry it is often your relationship with your recruiter that determines whether you enjoy your assignment, like your company and even to a certain degree how well you do on the job.
As you start down a travel physical therapy career path you will find that the relationship you have with your recruiter is one that will grow over time. They will be your source of information and a resource for you throughout your assignment so it is important that you trust them. The relationship should be one that feels like a partnership where the two of you work together to achieve your goals, not an employer/employee one.
[pullquote]There are bound to be challenges that come up during your assignment and you will want to feel like you can be completely upfront and honest with your recruiter about it so that you can resolve the issue as quickly as possible.[/pullquote]
There are bound to be challenges that come up during your assignment and you will want to feel like you can be completely upfront and honest with your recruiter about it so that you can resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Open communication is the best way to make sure you get the most of out of your assignment and meet your goals whether they are learning new skills, treating different kinds of patients or just seeing new places the more your recruiter knows about you and your aspirations the better.
In the end, due to the fact that your recruiter will play such a large part in your life while you are traveling or working a contract close to home you want someone that feels more like a friend than a business associate.
They should be someone who calls just to see how you are doing and someone you can call when you need advice. You want a recruiter who will stand up for you should the need ever arise.