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The Smartest Move
Zena At Workfest

Zena Everett has more knowledge, experience and, indeed, insight as to how recruiters work and corporates hire than anyone I know. — Ann Swain, Chief Executive, Association of Professional Staffing Companies

You are career magic – I have been offered both positions and I am totally stuck as to which to take! — Hannah.


Zena Everett


29 Sep 2016 — Shock news! Women want career progression too! @APSCo_org's women group are all over this. @AnnAPSCo

29 Sep 2016 — Talking with @workingfamUK about how work is an activity and not a place #agileworking

28 Sep 2016 — Zena retweeted @L2Inspire: Be inspiring today by acknowledging a mistake Success is not about never making mistakes, but about not making the same mistake twice

26 Sep 2016 — Great course @TheLinkCentreUK learning about systems and the roles we play in organisations. Great to see you aga…

26 Sep 2016 — Zena retweeted @WorkingWomanTV: Balancing Act: Working Women: Speak Up. Say No. And Other Tips From 'Feminist Fight Club' - Working Woman Report

26 Sep 2016 — Confidence at Work - how to build your confidence by repeating actions & behaviours

22 Sep 2016 — Tenancy Support Advisor - Hoarding

20 Sep 2016 — Lovely to see you @murleymearls, keep in touch

16 Sep 2016 — 21st century recruitment: Heineken ad links straight to their LinkedIn page: Go Places with HEINEKEN via @YouTube

15 Sep 2016 — Zena retweeted @ciaranfenton: Are you actively seeking NED roles? My one-day workshop can help: #leadership #business

15 Sep 2016 — One of my favourite days coming up - training on balancing work and family life as a parent or carer for @workingfamUK

15 Sep 2016 — How to Balance a Job Search When You’re Working Full-Time

14 Sep 2016 — Bosses reveal why they fired someone on their first day via @HRGrapevine

14 Sep 2016 — Want to age well - how about never retiring?

14 Sep 2016 — Zena retweeted @manwhohasitall: "I'm so lucky. My wife is a family woman. She always makes time for me and the kids. She even takes them to the park on a Saturday," Matt,42

08 Sep 2016 — Spurned recruiter sues candidate using recorded phone call as evidence via @RecruitmentGV

08 Sep 2016 — Rise of the helicopter parent: Why mums & dads are attending their kid's interviews via @RecruitmentGV

06 Sep 2016 — Zena retweeted @womensaid: Helen disclosed that Rob raped her. Meanwhile, specialist services that help real Helens are in crisis #thearchers

05 Sep 2016 — "The Smartest Job Search process (and beyond)" by @ZenaEverett1 on @LinkedIn

01 Sep 2016 — Zena retweeted @BarefootCoaches: So good it's worth repeating... 'No one can make you feel inferior without your consent' - Eleanor Roosevelt #quotes

Zena is an absolute star. She will transform the way you look at your career forever.

Graham Norton

I coach people to make the smartest moves, either within their organisation or outside it: onwards, outwards, upwards or inwards.

My clients are ambitious professionals, often at critical decision points of their careers and often working at or aiming for Board or Partnership level. Coaching helps them to formulate a career strategy, finesse their leadership skills and impact, and keep their focus firmly fixed on the direction they want their career to take.

I have supported individuals across functions and professions in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe. My client list includes: the Equity Charitable Trust, Oxford University’s Said Business School, Goodyear Dunlop Tyres, the Royal Brompton Hospital, Reckitt Benkiser, the School for Creative Start-ups, The City UK, Veolia, the House of Commons, Rexam Plc, Macmillan Publishing, Westminster Mind, the Royal College of Art, St. Gobain and Hiscox. I work with individuals and groups, from Actors to Actuaries and Mum Returners to Exec MBAs.

So, if it is time to figure out your next smart move — or if you want to put some oomph into your team’s careers — please call me on 0203 287 9505 or email

I liked your approach, you are direct and our conversations were thought-provoking. I didn’t need an arm round my shoulder or an ear, I needed solid career advice and I feel you provided that. I can be quite sceptical with regards the industry you are in, I have always strived to succeed on my own, but I have to say you added serious value to my search and ultimately it was your idea that got me across the line.

Mark T, Sales Lead, Tech Start-Up

I just wanted to drop you a short note to update you and also to thank you, career definitely still in ascendancy. I have been successful in securing an MD role of a £140M turnover company that is part of a £2.2bn t/o group.The reason for thanks is that they wanted a turn round specialist and you may remember that that is how you articulated my skill set. It is initially for 6 months but that will then lead on to other opportunities I'm sure. Many thanks and kind regards.


I worked with Zena when I was looking for a new senior role. She quickly uncovered what was important to me in my next role, taking into consideration my motivations, abilities and interests. With that understanding, she worked with me to sharpen my CV and social media profile, marketing me in a very focused way, which resulted in more and higher quality opportunities presenting themselves. She was able to provide access to her network of head-hunters which increased my visibility in the market. As a result of Zena’s help and encouragement, I was offered a number of great roles within a couple of months. I am very happy to recommend Zena as an executive career coach.

Steven Woods, Senior Director, Price Waterhouse Coopers.

This is a highly competitive job market and organisations expect senior candidates to have first class career management skills. For instance - evidence of sensible decision making, a focused career plan, an achievement-orientated CV and well-mastered interview techniques. It pays to invest in an impartial, expert perspective to cultivate these and that's why we recommend Second Careers.

David Goldstone, Osprey Clarke, Executive Search Consultants.

I relocated to London after a long career with SFR, France's second largest telco. I was looking for another senior marketing position and needed support to understand the UK market. I was recommended to Zena by one of my headhunter contacts. Zena supported me every step of the way, from rewriting my CV right through to the negotiation of my new contract.

Pierre Pfister, General Manager of EMEA Strategic Services, Nexidia

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