Margaret Buj is an Interview Coach who’s helped hundreds of professionals across Europe and the US to get the jobs and promotions they really wanted. Margaret also has 8 years of experience recruiting for a variety of positions at all levels across Europe and in the US, primarily in technology and e-commerce sectors. If you want to find out how recruiters read resumes, why you are not getting hired, how to sell yourself successfully in a job interview, and how to negotiate your best salary yet, you can download her FREE “You’re HIRED!” video course.

Margaret has experience of recruiting for global corporations in the technology and e-commerce sectors in Europe, US and the Middle East. She has interviewed thousands of professionals at all levels, and across a number of industries, both in the private and public sectors. She can also help you with developing confidence and the 'winning' attitude that will make it easier for you to get any job you want!

She’s been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine, interviewed for Financial Times and Management Today and has written 2 e-books related to job search and successful interviewing.

Check out her website, free video course "You’re HIRED!" and coaching services at You can also find her on Facebook.


Services & Offerings

Margaret Buj offers a variety of interview & career coaching packages in addition to custom coaching, based on the specific needs of the client. Her services include:

Interview coaching:

Job search programs:

First 90 Days/new job coaching:

Career promotion coaching:

Please feel free to contact Margaret on or apply for a complimentary consultation at

Why I Serve Careerists & Job Seekers:

Having spent 8 years recruiting for global US corporations, I’ve learned the importance of having a well-structured resume & being able to interview in a way that makes you stand out from other candidates. Most people could get many more interviews and more job offers if they’ve only learned some tips and strategies I’ve learned in my recruitment role. I love passing on my knowledge to others and helping them get the jobs and salaries they desire.

Additionally, as a Sr. Recruiter, I’ve worked closely with HR departments and senior management, and was often privy to confidential discussions about why people get promoted and why they do not. I've discovered that working hard and having the right skills are not enough to get that promotion or job you're looking for. I've seen too many smart, hard working professionals be unhappy with their careers because they don't know how to promote themselves. Helping professionals discover and communicate their unique value, and engage in effective self-promotion are the keys to getting ahead and the driving force behind what I do.


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