HERE’S HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR LOCATION BEFORE YOU GO
We get it, selecting a new travel assignment is a big decision and one you don’t take lightly. Neither do we. We want each of your travel assignments to be a resounding success and we understand that the more information you have, the more ability you have to make a successful decision.
So with that in mind, today we’re offering our suggestions for resources you can exhaust to learn everything you can about a potential assignment before you accept.
* Your staffing agency. Yes, we implore you to use us. Hit us up and ask us your questions and we’ll give you real, honest answers to the best of our ability. We want to work with you and help you find the best travel assignment for you, based on your wants and needs. So don't be afraid to ask us anything. After all, we're only successful when you are.
* Social media. Social media can be a powerful tool when learning about a potential assignment location because you can go so many ways in your research. You could network with your friends to see if any of them have been to the area and what they thought of it. You could also reach out to colleagues across the nation to learn more about the facility itself and see what others' experiences there have been. Start your search in a way that appeals to you and never stop learning.
* Travel websites. Websites like TripAdvisor are a treasure trove of information about the things you can do in your assignment’s area. Don’t pass up the chance to review your options here and read through feedback from real, honest travelers just like you. While this pursuit won’t show you anything about the position itself, it can offer valuable information to help you determine how much you will love your time spent in the area outside of work.
* Nursing boards. While websites like TripAdvisor can provide you with insight into the community where you’ll be living, the nursing community will offer the information you need about the facility itself. Connecting with colleagues through a nursing board or forum will allow you to find others who work or have worked at the facility. This is a great place to ask your questions and get honest feedback that may help you determine whether the position is ultimately right for you.
That's our list. What resources do you use when researching new travel locations?