Elizaveta Proselkova - Founder & CEO

Elizaveta Proselkova - Founder & CEO


"After more than 7 years in recruitment, I was tired of constantly prioritising employers' needs over those of a candidate. Recruitment is all about filling the role as quickly as possible by sending 5 top (maximum top 15) candidates that most closely match the requirements of the job. But there are many more than just top 5 candidates who have the ability, background, and skills to perform those duties listed in the job specification. As a matter of fact, there are thousands of bright, intelligent, driven, and accomplished Russian speaking professionals who for different reasons no one cares about".



This is what career consulting is all about

It is about working with the needs of professionals, not the company. Understanding what the candidate wants, where he/she is heading and how to get there in the most efficient way. Giving feedback on what is possible and what can be unrealistic or difficult to achieve. Helping to analyse the market and evaluate all of the options the candidate has (not just those advertised by the recruitment agency). Providing the candidate with technical tools, knowledge and defining a clear plan of how to get the job they want. Being there for them every step of the way starting from the first consultation to the job offer.



  • Your first interview invitation after 3 months of sending applications without any response.

  • The visa in your passport that you were dreaming to get for the past 8 months.

  • Your email asking how to politely refuse two other job offers and accept THE ONE.

  • Thank you message from you in WhatsApp saying how great you feel in your new capacity after 10 years of doing what you hated.

  • The photo of you next to Big Ben after 6 months of hard work to find the job you like and relocate to the UK.

Meet EP Advisory team

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Viktoriya Popova


30 min Q&A | Student & Graduate Career Advice | Interview Training | LinkedIn Training | Webinars

Ex-recruiter, musician and a travel addict with international business background.

During her studies, Victoria was particularly passionate about intercultural communications and psychology. She gained professional experience working in China, Russia and the UK. While working in the recruitment industry in London for more than 3 years, Victoriya had always far more enjoyed working with professionals, trying to understand their true career motives and professional goals as opposed to just filling the recruitment needs of the companies. Therefore, Victoria believes that working at EP Advisory is a great opportunity to share her knowledge of UK labour market and recruitment industry and concentrate fully on helping specialists in unleashing their professional potential and assisting them in achieving career goals. At EP Advisory Viktoriya works across all industries answering your most common career-related questions. She helps students and graduates with career orientation and job search strategy in the UK, conducts interview training and regular webinars for clients all around the world.


Elmira Maksudova


CV & LinkedIn | Relocation of IT Specialists | IT & Tech Job Search Strategy | Interview Training | Video Advice

Ex-IT recruiter, HR professional with passion for computer science, snowboarding, music, and travel.

Having graduated with MA in Psychology, Elmira started her career in Moscow in 2004 as a Tech Recruiter. She has experience of working for some of the largest technology companies and start-ups in Internet/R&D/Digital Media industries. For the past 10 years she has been actively interacting with international IT communities and keeping up-to-date with emerging tech projects and trends in Europe, US and Russia. Having worked for many years in recruitment, Elmira started coaching her clients to help them develop on an international level, achieve career goals and make the right career choices. Elmira believes that working for EP Advisory will enable her to provide in-demand Russian speaking IT and tech professionals with the right tools to find new interesting jobs in the UK/ Germany and Switzerland. Elmira helps clients create outstanding CVs and stand-out LinkedIn profiles, formulates job search strategy for IT specialist that wish to relocate to the UK and trains IT & tech specialists on acing the interviews in global companies, start-ups and leading IT firms.

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Ksenia Goncharova


Corporate Career | Graduate Schemes | Assessment Centres | Logic & Personality Tests | Interview Training

Corporate career strategist, keen traveller, table tennis player, and a volunteer for youth charities.

Having graduated from UCL in 2013, Ksenia successfully participated in a large number of assessment centres, including those for Google, PwC, Thomson Reuters, and McKinsey, and secured a graduate scheme with Gazprom Marketing & Trading in London. Upon completion of the programme, she decided to move to IB & consulting and despite offers from Bloomberg and Intercontinental Exchange continued her career working for Deloitte as a consultant in their Investment Banks Assurance and Advisory division. For the past 6 years, Ksenia has been helping young Russian speaking professionals to build their careers in a corporate world in the UK. She is now keen to share her knowledge and assist EP Advisory clients with the graduate scheme applications, assessment centres at the Big4 and other large companies in the UK, logic and personality tests, and telephone & face-to-face interviews.

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Elena BelousovA


International Career in Russia | Career Orientation/Career Change | Career Planning | Interview Training | Webinars

Certified career coach and business trainer with passion for lifelong learning and doing. Keen on travelling and social media opportunities.

Having started her career as an evening assistant at a UK law firm in Moscow, Elena became extremely passionate about legal consulting and since then has built a successful international career in legal marketing. She has worked for almost 15 years at the leading international law firms, including Clifford Chance, Linklaters, and Norton Rose. In her recent role as Head of Marketing at Linklaters Elena was responsible for promoting firm’s brand and services in Russia. On top of her marketing role, she also worked as trainer and coach at Linklaters Law and Business School in London, where she helped colleagues from around the world to develop skillset through training and coaching. At EP Advisory Elena will share her experience and tips on building international career in Russia, as well as coach clients on a wide range of career topics, including support in making informed decisions about career development and directions.

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Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Advice | Business Plan Writing | Entrepreneurship Skills Training

Entrepreneur with a passion for meaningful networking.

Alexander is an entrepreneur with over 5 years' experience in technology and creative sectors, who is currently building Liquid Icons. While at university, he co-founded Chainy – an online talent showcasing platform for creatives, where he led a team of 10 to execute the world’s largest short documentary competition on global migration crisis for the LSE Institute of Global Affairs in partnership with Cannes Lions and The Guardian sponsored by George Soros’s Open Society Foundation. The team has also worked with the Distil Ennui Studio to produce the Alexander James Artist Residency in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi, the UAL and Front Row Group.

In 2016-17, Alexander has been a part of the Mobilisation team at Monzo Bank – the Number 1 of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Startups in the UK – where he worked with FCA and PRA to obtain a full banking license. During his 2012 summer internship at Bloomberg LP, he was awarded the “Best Intern in Europe & EMEA” Award and became 1 of 3 best interns in the world.

Alexander is passionate about empowering EP Advisory clients with relevant strategies, enabling them to launch and build their businesses in the UK.

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Ekaterina Leonova


Experienced editor with passion for photography, professional translator, journalist and a big fan of all things British.

Ekaterina has a background of working in the UK and Russia. She has worked as a chief-editor, content creator and translator for such companies as London`s Rutage magazine as well as fashion brands Tommy Hilfiger and SonTrava. While working as Chief-Editor at Bestmagazine, Ekaterina managed to create a sustainable, state-of-the-art beauty and fashion department from scratch with flawless digital and print operations and won such clients as LVMH, Сhanel, Clarins, L'Oreal and Estee Lauder. Since then, she has graduated from Westminster University in London and believes that working as a Content Editor at EP Advisory is the best way to continue being connected to the UK and help more people make their dream of working in London a reality.

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Yelena Odintsova


A young professional with a great passion for travelling, horse-riding and Irish-dancing.

Pursuing a degree at Higher School of Economics, Yelena has been combing her studies with a number of internships in SMM related fields. She worked for a Kazakh TV channel, International Real Estate firms as well as explored the world of art during her internship in London art galleries. Yelena got acquainted with EP Advisory while doing a year abroad at University College London and has been its social media follower ever since. Yelena was extremely enthusiastic to join the team and with her previous experience, she took on responsibilities for social media marketing.

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Lina Kivaka


Design concept developer, keen photographer, and videographer.

Lina has been passionate about visual arts since childhood. Despite this fact, she got a bachelor's in International Law which Lina considers to be a significant part of her life story. A few years back Lina became interested in social media marketing and started working in this field. This job includes content creation and design concept development for social network brands' profiles, where I she can use her photography and videography skills.

Lina is currently doing a master's in Digital Marketing at a university in London and says she is happy to be a part of the big EP family during her studies.

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Lucy Swann


Strategic content writer, professional proofreader with a passion for dancing.

After graduating with a degree in Psychology and Education, Lucy turned her hand to marketing and soon after, found a passion for writing content for small businesses. Now, with expertise in academic and professional writing, proofreading. editing and digital content creation, she fills her time with helping businesses and individuals reach their goals. With many close Russian speaking friends, Lucy champions the work EP Advisory does in helping passionate and talented internationals reach their career goals and enjoy all that London has to offer.

How our team can help you achieve your career goals?