Recruiter Relationships

Two former college football players, a Texas OT and nurse, and an OT and PT from Nebraska walk into a bar…it sounds like the start of a bad joke. That’s the joy of travel healthcare though, the most amazing people with a wide variety of backgrounds can collide around a common cause: meeting a need

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Guest Post: Catherine C., Travel OT

My craving for adventure started when I graduated high school and jumped on a plane to Vermont for a three-month camp counselor job. It was there that I learned of occupational therapy from another traveling counselor, an OT student from Germany. Since that summer my career path has been the most solid thing in my

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The Long List of Travel Therapist Tips – Part Two

The second post in our Cariant traveler tip series. More helpful advice from new to experienced traveling therapists. 41. “Never stop learning! Take away something from each assignment to keep in your little ‘clinician toolbox’.” – Derek S., PT

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The Long List of Travel Therapist Tips – Part One

From witty to wise, Cariant travelers share their best advice. 1. “Ask questions! As a traveler you are at an advantage because the client needs your help, but at a disadvantage because you usually only have a single phone screen to base your decision upon. So, ask whatever questions you want, including those about billing,

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Making the Most of Travel

This month we asked Cariant travelers to send us their best traveler tips. We weren’t surprised that many of them confirmed what we’ve said before (see “The Happiness Investment“) – that taking time to find new experiences is important.

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Travel Contracts Over the Holidays

As the end of October draws closer, now is a good time to plan out contracts that fall over the holiday season. It’s okay to request vacation time during a contract. Make your recruiter aware of any vacation time you’ll need, as the facility will take that into consideration. While it is typical to include

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Remember These Three Things

The upsides to travel therapy may have you caught up in the excitement of securing your first travel contract. But first, consider these three things before you pack your bags and hit the road. Ask about the cancellation notice Cariant enters into contracts with both the client the traveler, which may be cancelled by any

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What to know before you pick a travel company

Students entering in demanding fields like physical and occupational therapy can expect to be courted after graduation by recruiters from all over the country. It’s a great thing to be so wanted so soon after securing your license, but the volume of calls and emails can be overwhelming. Knowing how to sift through the noise

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4 Reasons You Should Call Us

We hear it at almost every career fair and trade show: “What makes you different from other travel companies?” It’s a great question, and one you should ask every travel company you come across. Questions like this are the best way to narrow down a large list of travel therapy companies to the ones you

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Weather or Not

No offense North Dakota or any other upper Midwest states, but if I’m offered an assignment up north, especially during the tundra mimicking months, I’m going to consider only briefly, then respectively say “heck NO!” Weather and other naturally occurring variables can very well be taken into account when deciding on travel assignments. Depending on

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