It may be only the end of August, but as is the case every year, Christmas will be here before we know it! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about where and how you want to spend the holidays. Here are some things you need to know about travel nurse holiday contracts:
The early bird gets the worm, especially when it comes to travel nursing positions. October is when most holiday contracts begin, which is also a very busy time in the industry. This is your chance to get one more assignment in the books before the year ends. Competition will be intense, so start your hunt now!
Make It Work For You
You might have heard from someone that taking a holiday contract means you’ll automatically be working all holidays, but that’s not necessarily true. Some hospitals might not want you to work any holidays while on contract because they simply can’t afford you to do so! On the other hand, some hospitals may be only hiring travel nurses to help fill in during the busy season. Either way, if you don’t want to work on certain holidays, be upfront in your communication with your potential assignment coordinator.
Talk To Your Recruiter
AHS Staffing has years of experience helping travel nurses find their ideal assignments. We are here to help you find the best fit, so get in touch with us! We may not be able to help you get everything you’re looking for, but our industry insider guidance and negotiation skills can be helpful! With our industry insight and proven negotiation skills, we will find you the best fit available.
Post-Holiday Contract Competition
If you plan to skip the holiday assignment and start traveling after the New Year, keep in mind that you aren’t the only one with that idea. Early January is another peak season for travel nurses, so you might wait until mid-January to find your next assignment.
Don’t shy away from travel holiday contracts, just educate yourself and clearly communicate your wants and needs with your potential assignment and your recruiters!
Have you ever taken a holiday contract? Let us know in the comments!