Jake's Success Story



What were you looking for when you were seeking a new role? 

"I looking for career progression and personal development along with more stable working hours, good benefits and packages as these were not great in my current employment at the time. It was also a little unstable so i wanted to role that have good prospects and stability and like you would with any role, I was also looking for an increase on my current salary."

What benefits have you had since securing your role? 

"My life has changed massively since March 2017. Before I joined Storz I worked 45-50 hours per week and I was nowhere near the money I am making here. I hardly ever had weekends off; My rota was all over the place. With Storz, as an OST at Royal Derby Hospital I have got my weekends to myself (something that I haven’t had at all in the past 4 years); I have a fixed rota and the same starting/finishing times every week. My current job is fascinating, every day I learn something new and I am able to enhance my skills and knowledge in the field of medicine and human biology; work is not a chore – it is a pleasure and i've had a huge confidence and self-esteem boost too! With more money every month I was able to buy a car and I'm now saving for a house (deposit)." 

How did you find the recruitment process?

"It was a bit stressful at first; Mostly because I haven’t had much of exposure to interviews and I did not know what to do/say to ‘sell myself’ My recruiter – Lewis Walsh was amazing! He assisted me throughout the entire process; My interviewing process was made up of 3 stages. Lewis helped me with every single one; we had a couple of mock interviews which definitely enhanced my confidence and made me feel a bit more calm about the entire process. Lewis was also making regular updates/ checks - where I was with my interview prep every few days which helped me to stay on the top of the prep.  Honestly, I couldn’t do it without him."

How has your work/life balance improved?

"Yes massively! I work less and have more money in my account every single month so I can do more stuff after I finish work and on my weekends! For the past 12 months, for the first time in my life I work to live not live to work! I have my afternoons and evenings to myself so I was able to go back to the gym and join all those gym classes I always wanted to attend. Also, with the new annual leave allowance I was able to go on longer holidays and I did not have to worry about not having money on my last day of holidays. "

How did you find the service provided to you by Zenopa?

"On a scale from 1 to 10? 150! Lewis was great! As I mentioned earlier he was a massive help throughout. I think he knew how much I wanted that job and how much I cared and he did everything he could to help me; He organised mock interviews, sent thousands of prep materials – competency based questions and motivation fit questions; Provided me with some great guidelines and hints of how to answer some interviewing questions etc. To be honest, Zenopa and Lewis changed my life, Thank you!" 

Any other comments/feedback that you wish to give?

"Just carry on guys!"