Helen was tired of her daily commute and was looking for a role that offered more flexibility. A year into her role, we caught up with her to find out how she was getting on....
What were you looking for when you were seeking a new role?
"When I was looking for a new role, there were a number of things that I wanted to be different. I was tired of the constant daily commute, and so was looking for a role which wasn’t necessarily based in the city, or could at least provide some option for working part of the time at home and part of the time in the office. Also, I was looking to cut down on the number of hours I was working in order to have the space to do more of things that I wanted to do. Changing role has helped me to achieve both of these things."
What benefits have you had since securing your role?
"As a result of securing my role, I now work 4 days a week, and so feel like I have a better work-life balance. I also work 2 days a week from home, which means I spend less time travelling to and from work, whilst still enjoying the opportunity to be with colleagues in the office for the other 2 days. Finally, no longer working in the city has made a positive impact on my commute, cutting down on my overall travelling time."
How did you find the recruitment process?
"The whole recruitment process went extremely quickly and smoothly. The recruiter listened to me, only providing me with options that fitted my brief, and he had a good knowledge of the companies which I applied to. He provided feedback from interviews very quickly, and overall I felt like I was in control of the process rather than a recruiter being in control of the process and pushing me into roles that didn’t quite fit."
How has your work/life balance improved?
"My work life balance has improved considerably since changing role, since I now have a 3-day weekend. This gives me time to rest and relax with family and friends, and time out feels less rushed. I feel more “human” as a result, and better prepared for the days when I do work."
How did you find the service provided to you by Zenopa?
"I found the service provided by Zenopa to be very efficient. They were on hand when I had any questions, and not overbearing as some recruiters I have experienced in the past have been. They allowed me to make the career change I wanted at the speed that I wanted, and I am very pleased with the result."