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  Any traveler, having been traveling for years, or out on their very first assignment, would agree that one of the hardest things about being on the road is spending so much time away from friends and loved ones at home. As can be expected, this difficulty often increases during the holiday season. So how… Read more »

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There is not a single traveler out on the road who hasn’t gone through the transition stage of leaving a full time job for that very first travel assignment. And while any travel nurse or recruiter can discuss the positive aspects of starting travel until they are blue in the face, it really is a… Read more »

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Rebecca Urtz, account executive at Fortus Travel Healthcare Resources, is listed among the “2013 Recruiters of the Year” by Healthcare Traveler, the primary resource for mobile healthcare professionals.  The publication compiles its annual honor roll based on nominations submitted by healthcare travelers touting successful traveler-recruiter relationships.  One testimonial states: “I could not be happier having… Read more »

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The market is as competitive as ever for travel nurses. One of the most common questions is: How do you stay ahead of the competition? Many travel nurses want to know what they can do to give themselves the best shot at getting that travel assignment. Assignments can sometimes be few and far between. How… Read more »

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Any experienced traveler can tell you that every assignment is different. There are different people, different atmospheres, and different ways of operating. What any experienced traveler can also tell you is that while many facilities have wonderful coworkers and great management, there are also those facilities that are not as perfect. Whether it is coming… Read more »

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  As a traveler there is a word that you hear constantly:  “Marketability”. Recruiters and hiring authorities love very marketable travelers – since it makes everyone’s (including the traveler!) job easier. Travel recruiters can talk up and down about how “marketable” a traveler is to any client, but what does it all really mean? And how can you, as a… Read more »