How to Find a Recruiter You Love

How to find a recruiter you love The world of travel therapy is vast.  The list of companies offering travel therapy recruiters runs nearly 14 pages deep on Google search. The world of travel therapy is also a bit opaque.  Agency websites are largely filled with useless or nearly useless information and grand promises. So…

Minimalism

Minimalism Light and fast Maybe we have spent too much time running up mountains and on long “adventure runs” out untracked trails, but the Mountain Running ethos of “Light and Fast” has thoroughly permeated our lives. At this time we are packing up our lives in Washington and beginning another move of 1,400+ miles back…

The 5 Foundational Skills of PT

The 5 Foundational Skills of PT In the diverse and fast-moving world of travel PT there are countless clinical settings and patient presentations that will confront you.   Across the board there are 5 essential clinical skills that every therapist, travel or otherwise, need to cultivate.   1. Systematic Thinking Any long time reader of my…

Student Loans?  What Student Loans?

Student Loans?  What Student Loans? BOOYA! How does a pair of wide-eyed PTs go from $200K in student loan debt to debt free in less than 2 years?  Travel PT! Heres the scoop. Ellen and I met in PT school back in 2008.  We graduated as DPT’s in 2011 along with the 6-figure tab of…

How to Build the Perfect Resume in 20min

How to Build the Perfect Resume in 20 Minutes Everyone knows the importance of a good first impression. In the dizzying world of job searches, endless applications, and ego deflating “skills checklists,” hopefully, if all goes well, you are rewarded in the end with a gut twisting interview to seal the deal. As a clinic…

Managing Multiple Recruiters and Why

Managing Multiple Recruiters and Why By far the most frequent question we receive on this site is: “Is it really that important to work with multiple recruiters?” To us, the answer is an emphatic YES! Now, if you really enjoy working with one particular recruiter there is nothing wrong with doing that.  My first recruiter…

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The End is Near-er

The End is Near-er When Contracts End Early Sometimes things don’t work out like they should. Plans change, emergencies arise, life happens. While thirteen weeks is the industry standard minimum contract, every so often, for a variety of reasons, contracts are shortened or even terminated.  In each situation there is a right and a wrong…

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work -Travel therapy for travel teams- The travel therapy life is pretty incredible. Bouncing around to new places – new jobs – new friends – New Adventures! But it is no secret that life on the road alone can get, well…lonely. This is where travel teams come in. Simply a put…

3 Steps to Starting Your Travel Therapy Career

3 steps to starting your travel therapy career First Steps WOO! You have finally decided to hit the road as a travel therapist! But hold on fast, there are a few things that need to be squared away before you quit that pesky perm job! 1. Find a Recruiter (or 3) When looking for a…

Why my recruiter loves me more than you

Why my recruiter loves me more than you Over the winter of 2016 Ellen took a last minute contract way out in Eastern Colorado. Prior to this we were living back home in Durango, Colorado (Southwest Colorado). Our attempt at returning to permanent contract work had fallen through in fantastic fashion and we were desperate…