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Matej Valuch

An imprisoned recruiter

The content of RetailInterviewQuestions.com was written by Matej Valuch, writer, entrepreneur, and a former recruiting consultant from Slovakia.

Matej ran a successful recruitment consultancy called New Generation Recruitment from April 2008 to August 2012, and would probably still work in the field, if security police didn’t arrest him in Iran on 23rd August 2012.

Iranian authorities accused Matej of spying for the CIA. He spent six months in notorious Evin Prison, facing harsh conditions of solitary confinement, and a possibility of a death sentence.

Iranians eventually released Matej from prison in February 2013, but he couldn’t return to his former business activities anymore. During the next twelve months, Matej started more than a dozen of websites (some on his own, some in cooperation with other recruiters and interviewers from US and Europe), trying to share his knowledge and recruitment experience with both employers and job candidates. RetailInterviewQuestions.com was one of these websites, established in July 2013, and it has been enjoying a steady flow of organic traffic since February 2014.



More than 140,000 people visited this website since July 2013. Job seekers came from more than 190 countries, and the website was linked to many times, receiving traffic from 200 various traffic sources (search engines, social networks, blogs, yahoo answers, etc.) over the years. You can see some screenshots from Google Analytics below:

Visitors of Retail Interview Questions since July 2013, until August 2017.

Job seekers from more than 190 countries have visited the website over the years.

Helping the others

Since returning from prison, Matej has always aimed to help the others, working mostly for non-profit, and sharing his knowledge with people from all corners of the world.

If you think that our website has helped you to get a job in retail, consider purchasing University of Solitude (you can find the book also on every Amazon marketplace, just search for the name). The book is an authentic account of Matej’s imprisonment in Iran, told in his own words. Harrowing stories of other prisoners he met behind bars of notorious Evin prison, both Iranian and international, are also narrated in the book.

All money from the sales of the book is donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross, so you’ll support a good cause while purchasing. And it is a great read by the way 😉

P.S. You can find more information about the author on MatejValuch.com