Jeff Long Interview

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USA Jobs Forever: Can you briefly describe yourself and your career path?

Jeff Long: My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Manager at Medical Solutions. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter.

I have worked at Medical Solutions for five years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career.

I have a Bachelors degree in Journalism, but got a job as a copywriter out of college instead. After that, I became a graphic designer and during that time received a Masters degree in Communications.

After that, I took a marketing position with Medical Solutions where I have been for the past 5 years. It is a great blend of all the areas of communications that interest me.

UJF: Do you write articles on http://travelnursingblogs.com? If yes, what topics do you write on?

JL: Yes, I am the main author and editor of Travel Nursing Blogs.com. I cover a wide range of topics from cool websites for travel nurses to career advice in working with agencies like ours to basic advice on navigating the world of travel nursing.

UJF: Which other websites / blogs do you write articles for?

JL: I also write for Medical Solutions main website and company blog and The Healthcare Staffing Blog.

  • http://www.medicalsolutions.com/

  • http://www.medicalsolutions.com/blog/

  • http://staffing.medicalsolutions.com/blog/


UJF: Describe your activities as marketing manager of Medical Solutions.

JL: I am in charge of all of Medical Solutions marketing efforts so that keeps me very busy with a variety of responsibilities which include:

  1. Maintaining our websites.

  2. Email marketing.

  3. Search engine marketing.

  4. Helping to create a great traveler experience.

  5. Social media.

  6. Online community building.

  7. PR.

  8. Building brand awareness.

  9. Blogging.

  10. Everything else marketing and advertising related you can think of.

But my main role is simply to share and educate nurses about travel nursing and how we can help them do it.

UJF: Which way do you feel are you helping the Nursing profession, in your own small way?

JL: During my career in the travel nursing industry I have heard numerous stories about the positive impact our travel nurses have on the patients they work with. Hearing stories like that is how I know I am making a difference.

UJF: Considering your experience in this industry, if there is one thing you would like changed, what would it be?

JL: I can’t think of anything really, it is a great industry to work in that meets a big need out there.

UJF: Would you like to give any advice to an aspiring travel nurse?

JL: Give it a try, but make sure you are prepared first. It is not something just to jump into. You need to be able to step right in and help short-staffed hospitals out so great clinical skills and people skills are a must.

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