Nice to Meet You!I have been recruiting for 8 years now and absolutely love what I do! I make friends and find them jobs-what could be better?! Finding the right fit for my therapists and making sure they truly enjoy travel is something that I’m extremely passionate about. I’m a very laid back recruiter to my therapists but not afraid to be aggressive to get the opportunities that we are looking for.
Fun FactI’m a traveler at heart-although I’ve been in Florida for 8 years now! I’m originally from OH; however moved to HI after college, then Germany, and finally set some roots in FL. I LOVE animals and have 3 dogs and a cat and am usually the go to for any animal questions from my friends or colleagues.
What My Travelers Have to Say
- Kristie is an absolute rockstar of a human. She has gone to bat for me on numerous occasions, listened to me rant no matter what volumes and horrifying pitches my voice reached or just how colorful my language became, and has acted as a calming and reassuring voice so so many times. She has made herself readily available to me on levels that go far above and beyond what I would ever expect from a recruiter. When you speak to travelers, they will often tell you that it is your recruiter who will make or break your experience with a company, and that is 100% true. Kristie is absolutely the way to go and I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about her. She deserves 5 stars, an A+, and a million high fives across the board.
- Kristie is a wonderful recruiter. She's super nice, friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. She will help you get the job in the setting and area that you need and want. I am so lucky and blessed to have her as a recruiter. Her hard work makes my life a breeze. I'm forever grateful to her. You would be lucky to have her as your recruiter.
- Kristie is so amazing. She finds the best jobs, is always in tune with your wants and needs, and is super friendly and reliable. Travel therapy would not be the same without Kristie!
- Kristie is hands down the best recruiter I've worked since I started traveling 7 years ago. She's on top of the game, prompt, and always works really hard for me. I trust her completely.
- Kristie is an amazing recruiter. I came on board as a new grad not knowing what to expect and she guided me through everything with excellent communication and helped me land my first assignment as soon as I passed my boards. She is always there to assist with any problems or concerns. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else!
- I could write a novel with examples, but put simply, Kristie is the best!!
- I have been a traveling PT for over two years now and have been lucky to have Kristie as my recruiter for the majority of it! She is very up front and straight forward about things, easy to talk to, and always does her best to find you a job that fits what you are looking for!
- I love working with Kristie! She has always been so helpful in the whole process of being a travel therapist. Her personality and willingness to help in any way possible really makes work enjoyable. She's such a wonderful recruiter and individual.
- I am a first-time traveler and had SO many questions. Traveling can be so confusing! But Kristie made it so easy! Like her bio says, she's easy going but aggressive in getting opportunities for her travelers and what we want/need. She's very honest, patient, responsive, passionate and I love that she communicates with us! If she's not going to be available, she lets us know and will tell us who to contact if we should need anything in her absence. She's simply the best and I am so lucky I was referred to her by another friend.
- My girlfriend and I found Kristie through a friend as we began our first travel assignment. As you could imagine, we were both skeptical about travel as we had recently both quit our full time jobs and put our trust into a reference from a friend, but we could not have found a better individual to help us through the process. Kristie went above and beyond on multiple occasions and would even contact us when she was not at work just to ensure everything was going well. She answered every single question we had and if she didn't know the answer (rare) she would find out and get back to us within a day. I admit, we were very picky about where we wanted to be placed and since there were two of us it made finding something that would work for both of us that much more difficult, but Kristie always came through. Both my girlfriend and I are especially grateful to have found Kristie and had the opportunity develop a relationship with her. My girlfriend reluctantly took a different travel job once (due to location) and had a miserable experience with the recruiter. It was the exact opposite experience as they put little effort into working with her, didn't explain benefits, pay, or even how to document the timesheet. If you decide to do travel with Advanced, do yourself a favor and use Kristie, you will not be disappointed.
- Kristie is such a great recruiter! She is always upbeat and motivated to help find contracts and locations that work for me. She is also easily accessible and quickly addresses any questions or concerns that I may have. Having a consistently awesome recruiter while living a nomadic lifestyle is invaluable and much appreciated! Thanks Kristie!!!
- I love working as a traveling physical therapist for Advanced and my recruiter, Kristie Yakovich, makes the whole experience wonderful and seemless. She is always super helpful, encouraging and helps me to find the assignments that I'm looking for in the settings I want and the parts of the country I'm most interested in visiting. Kristie has been helping me out since day one and I would recommend her to anyone. She's pleasant to speak with and she works really hard. Happy and proud to have her as my recruiter. :)
- Kristie is a pleasure to work with. She has been so helpful from even before I officially started working with Advanced. She has answers to all of my questions and if she doesn't know something, she will find the answer or put me in touch with someone who can. She is patient, understanding, accommodating and wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone. :)
- Kristie has been nothing short of an amazing recruiter! My fiancé and I have been working with her for a little over 6 months now, and she has been so great and easy to work with. As new graduates, she has been able to give us honest and great feedback regarding the best locations and facilities to fit our style and interests. Traveling as a pair comes with it's own challenges when finding jobs, but Kristie is able to work her magic and always make it happen for us! She truly wants to make the experience a great one in every aspect for her travelers, and we are so grateful she is our recruiter!
- Kristie is amazing!!!! She is very caring and intuitive to your needs. Love the Friday check in calls, just to make sure I’m doing ok. Highly recommend her!!!
- When you're trying to find the right fit with a company or a recruiter, you're looking for someone who isn't just an advocate for your needs, but someone who understands you and your passions; someone who has all the qualities of a good friend. I have worked with Kristie now for the past 4 years and I can honestly say that she has far exceeded my expectations in every aspect. I have never been more excited to receive a work call every Friday ;) thank you Kristie for all you do! I will keep recommending friends to you and Advanced!
- Kristie is the best recruiter I have ever worked with. I've talked to several recruiters over the past 4 years and they don't compare to how helpful nice and knowledgeable Kristie is. Not only is she very proactive with helping me scout out locations, she also works her magic to assist with finding housing etc. Once on contract she never leaves you hanging. I'd highly recommend working with Kristie.
- I couldn't ask for a better recruiter as a new grad! I spoke with a lot of recruiters and companies trying to find the right fit, but I knew instantly that Kristie was special (and not just because we almost have the same name =P) I've been traveling for a little over a year now and Kristie continues to go above and beyond. Any question or concern I have she sorts out so quickly, she is a great resource! Sometimes finding the right assignment can be stressful, however I've learned that I can trust her and never doubt that we'll end up finding something that works! I honestly can't imagine doing what I do as a traveler without her!
- Where should I start? Kristie has been so amazing from the very beginning. She has made this traveling experience a great one. She is helpful, caring, funny, and is just the best!
- Kristie is nothing short of amazing! I started travel as a new grad and she has been on top of everything from day one. I've thrown a million questions at her and she always has an answer or refers you to someone who can help right away. Through my travels I have talked to other traveling therapists about their recruiters and struggles they've had, it makes me very thankful to have Kristie!
- I've been with kristie since I started travel therapy back in 2013 and she's been nothing short of amazing! She's super informative, knowledgeable, personable and even if she doesn't know the answer, she finds out as quick as she can! She works hard to find assignments for me, and since I became a mom a year and a half ago, I've limited my travel distance a lot making her job a bit tougher, but she always pulls through with something! Even outside of work related business, she takes the time to be a friend, too, not just a recruiter. I've referred numerous therapy friends to Kristie if they were on the fence about travel therapy just because I know she will answer all of their questions and be extra informative for them!! She's a wonderful person all around and amazing at what she does!!
- The best recruiter hands down I ever worked with! Kristie went above & beyond what any recruiter "had" to do to make my assignments great. Great person to have in your corner! If I went back to traveling I'd be working with her.
- Kristi is the best! I was with other recruiters while she was gone for a bit, but was so happy to get her back!! She is so kind, supportive and goes the extra mile to make sure you're happy wherever you are!!
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What type of support is provided if I have a clinical or administrative problem?
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In what types of facilities are traveling positions available?
Travel therapy positions through Advanced are typically located in highly esteemed facilities. These include cutting edge outpatient clinics, prestigious private practices, exceptional rehabilitation centers and senior living communities.
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