About & Author


Matej Valuch

An imprisoned recruiter

The content of humanresourcesinterviewquestions.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. During the next twelve months, Matej started more than a dozen of websites (some of them on his own, some in cooperation with other recruiters and interview coaches), trying to share his knowledge and recruitment experience with both employers and job candidates. HumanResourcesInterviewquestions.com was one of these websites, established in July 2013, and it has been growing in traffic and popularity ever since….


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 HR, consider purchasing University of Solitude (you can find the book 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 Matej met behind bars, both Iranian and international, are also narrated in the book.

All money from the sales of the University of Solitude is donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross. 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