Zena Alana

Zena Alana

Associate Director & Country Manager UK

Zena Alana

Associate Director & Country Manager UK

When I was growing-up I dreamed of becoming a Hollywood actress. What fun it would be travelling to exotic places, playing different characters and getting paid handsomely for doing something you love to do.

On leaving school I soon realised that what I really wanted was a career that was people-based. So I took an apprenticeship at a recruitment agency in 2008 and never looked back. I had continued to do acting as a hobby, but the more serious my job became the less I got to do it. Luckily for me at that point I knew that being a recruiter was also a career that would pay me for doing something I love to do.

For me, it was the only career I really felt my skills would make a genuine difference to the lives of others. The great thing about being a recruiter is that you can see the direct effect your hard work has on the companies and people you help achieve their ambitions and realise their goals.