What were you looking for when you were seeking a new role?
"When Zenopa contacted me, I was not actively looking for a new role. However, it was great timing, as I had just begun to realise that I needed a new challenge: greater variety of work and more responsibility. My previous place of work had a great team of people, but there wasn’t a career path there that I wanted to follow. I was planning on sticking it out for another few months, but when the job description arrived in my inbox, I knew immediately that it was the perfect role for me!"
What benefits have you had since securing your role?
"Changing roles has made a massive difference to my life. I have always wanted to work for a smaller company where I could make a real difference, rather than being a small cog in a conglomerate wheel! The move has provided everything I had hoped for, and I’ve found that my work is now highly valued. My role has been able to adapt to take on new responsibilities that suit my areas of strength, and the work I do is varied and exciting. The increase in salary helped us to move to a larger house in a lovely part of Oxfordshire, and being entirely home-based is so much more flexible and enjoyable."
How did you find the recruitment process?
"My contact at Zenopa was very helpful in chatting through the role with me and discussing the key areas of my experience to focus on. It was a completely new role that had just opened, so without Zenopa it would have been impossible to understand expectations ahead of the interviews. Having that third-party knowledge and feedback throughout the recruitment process was invaluable."
How has your work/life balance improved?
"It has improved immeasurably, as I now work entirely from home. That’s not to say I don’t sometimes work really late, especially when there is a project deadline looming! But when I finish work, I can just switch off my computer and walk downstairs to join my family, rather than having to face a long commute. Being happier and more valued in my role has also helped."
How did you find the service provided to you by Zenopa?
"It really was excellent! Without that email, I never would have heard of the vacancy, so I am truly grateful that my CV was matched by Zenopa to my perfect role."
Any other comments/feedback that you wish to give?
"Thank you for all the birthday cards!"