Control your own Paycheck / No room for advancement
Allied Health Travel Recruiter (Former Employee) – Naperville, IL – 15 August 2016
At Medical Staffing Network-
Your typical day will be sitting in front of a computer all day, cold calling until you get some traveling health care professionals. Then it is matching up the HCPs to the hundreds of open jobs, while also digging for new leads.
You will learn a lot about the health care system placement inner workings and specialties and how to problem solve. Your travelers will call with problems every week. (some every day)
Management lacked experience with confilict resolution, which would have been valuable with 7 recruiters vying for leads every day.
Co workers- Competitive and sometimes over the line. But overall OK.
Hardest part of the job was psychological for me. Having to convince health care workers to uproot their lives for a little bit bigger of a paycheck around the country didn't always sit right with me.
Most enjoyable part was landing someone a job, with good pay, in a place they wanted to go instead of selling them to a position.
Run it like your own business
Slow Computers, Old System, Constant process changes