Meet Christina Miner, Accomplished Recruiter and Friend to Foster Children
Accomplished recruiter guides allied travelers to career success and helps foster children enjoy a stable home life
By Megan Murdock Krischke, contributor
Christina Miner, recruitment director for Med Travelers, is passionate about people. From her work helping allied healthcare professionals reach their goals to her family life as a biological, foster and adoptive parent, she is constantly giving of herself to help others reach their full potential.
“Prior to my past six years at Med Travelers, I was working in employment advertising,” Miner said. “Through that experience I became aware that health care was one of the strongest growth segments in the economy. There was always consistent and growing demand for health care workers, so I started exploring ways to use my skills in that field.”
“I love that I not only get to help my candidates achieve their personal and professional goals, but I get to build relationships with them,” Miner said. “My candidates become my friends; I follow their adventures on Facebook. Some have met their future spouses while on assignment. It is fun to be part of their professional and personal worlds.”
Miner has experienced her own career successes, as well. She was named Med Traveler’s Recruiter of the Year for the past two years, and has represented her staffing agency as Recruiter of the Year in Healthcare Traveler magazine. She has been recognized for high performance and for demonstrating the company’s core values, and she has received numerous accolades from allied travelers who thank her for going over and above her job duties to give them the best travel experience possible.
Meanwhile, she continues to invest in her career by pursing education and training. “I completed my MBA last year, and I did it while being a mother of five--that was exciting!” Miner commented.
Among her personal passions, Miner says her family definitely takes first place.
“When I was eight years old, I wanted to own an orphanage,” she explained. “It is interesting how your childhood dreams transpire. Fostering allows us an opportunity to help children in a difficult time in their lives. Once we were approved to foster, we kept getting calls and just couldn’t say no. It is a lot of work, but you are able to see the difference you make in the time you spend with that child.”
“It is rewarding to be able to send a child back a stronger kid,” she continued. “And it has been a joy to see families really turn their lives around. Sometimes parental rights do get terminated, but now I have a beautiful adopted baby girl because of that!”
Miner and her family reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where one of their favorite activities is to take the RV and go camping at different state parks. She also enjoys taking the family dog to the dog park or lake.
Miner believes that personal competence and confidence are an important part of her job, and these traits allow her to help allied travelers find career success. She also trains other recruiters to value these same qualities.
“I want myself and all my recruiters to go into our calls with candidates with a solid understanding of the market, the positions available and how to help our candidates succeed,” she remarked.
“My best advice for travelers is to be open-minded. You may have preconceived notions about a place that are not really true. I’ve had travelers who took an assignment in a certain location begrudgingly and ended up loving it. You might be surprised about what a place has to offer. And even if you don’t love it, it is only 13 weeks. You can do anything for 13 weeks.”
Miner also noted that an allied traveler’s relationship with his or her recruiter is of utmost importance.
“Your recruiter is your lifeline and represents you as a professional. You will be working together as a team, so you will want to feel good about who that person is,” she advised.
To find out more about job opportunities for allied travelers with Med Travelers, an AMN Healthcare company, contact Christina by email or call her directly at (469) 524-1506 x 5515.
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