• Helping candidates prepare for career-defining opportunities

    Helping companies hire great candidates

Our goal is simple: help you feel prepared, supported, and ready for your dream role

We coach leaders and executives so they can tell their stories in interviews, on LinkedIn, and in their CVs.



Supporting companies to hire top talent

We provide interview coaching for hiring managers and in-house HR consultation for companies of all sizes.




  • Having not interviewed for over 10 years and having big ambitions to make the step up to a more senior management role, The Talent Refinery’s services proved invaluable in giving me the edge I needed to secure my first position at VP level which I start in January 2019. I signed up for the Executive Package and although I was initially skeptical that the process would not add much more value than doing my own "homework" on google or YouTube and that the cost associated with the bespoke service might not be worth it,  it absolutely was. I was significantly more confident facing interviews, both in person and on the phone and felt very equipped to tackle the questions that arose. I vastly improved the ability to sell myself and my experience in a manner befitting senior roles. I can't recommend The Talent Refinery and Mairead highly enough -  it's certainly an investment worth making in yourself and your career. 
    Vice President Sales, Oil & Gas
  • I would highly recommend The Talent Refinery to anybody who wants to make a positive impression during the job search process. Mairead’s approach and attitude is refreshing and very professional and I was very impressed with the results. Mairead didn’t just take my old CV and make it look nice, she spent time talking to me to understand my roles and responsibilities and produced a comprehensive yet crisp document that grabbed the attention of Hiring Managers. She also went a step further and assisted me by putting me in touch with the right search firms, sent through potential jobs that might be of interest, and prepared me for a number of tough questions that might be asked in interviews.
    Richard Ayling
    Regional Director - Offshore
  • The Talent Refinery has helped me to create a professional profile which markets my skills and experience in the best way possible and has also given me very sound and constructive advice at a point in my career when I have needed it most. I definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to take the next step in their career. 
    Head of Investor Relations, DIFC, Dubai
  • After 15 years of not looking for a job, I was struggling to present all of my work experience into two relevant, succinct, clear and easy to read pages. I contacted The Talent Refinery to help and they did this perfectly, delivering a very presentable and detailed CV – the feedback from recruiters and companies has been very positive.
    Technical Director, Oil and Gas industry, Dubai
  • The Talent Refinery really took time to understand the industry I work in, what my current role is and how this translates into my future career objectives. Working with them has really added a huge amount of value and I can not recommend them highly enough.
    Head of Real Estate Investment & Development
  • I've had a great experience working with Mairead to rewrite my CV recently. She spent time to understand each of the roles I have had in the past and dug into what I did in each role to understand how I've added value to the business. It was a great experience I'd not had before. Since finishing the CV I've been contacted about more opportunities and had quicker responses to job applications - a nice improvement on the CV before the update!
    Chris Kent
    Head of Learning & Development, Dubai
  • Mairead was extremely helpful during my interview process for a Senior Sales Manager role in the insurance industry. She was thorough in understanding what the role would entail and helped highlight some key points that the interviewer would be likely to focus on. Mairead’s hard hitting and straight to the point attitude along with her thirst for success allowed us to focus on exactly how I wanted to be portrayed in the interview. She gave me the confidence to enjoy the interview and not to be nervous. I would have no hesitation recommending her services.
    Dustin Goodman
    UK, Senior Sales Manager
  • I was shortlisted for a senior level administration position, but hadn't interviewed for years, much less for that kind of opportunity. The Talent Refinery's coaching helped me to clearly identify the strengths I would bring to the position, and gain confidence to complete all stages of the interview process. I credit my success in securing the position to The Talent Refinery.
    Michelle Grimes
    Canada, Chair – School of Business and Hospitality
  • When I first moved to Dubai I approached The Talent Refinery for CV writing and interview coaching. They produced an excellent CV which helped me stand out and the interview coaching was so helpful, it really increased my confidence and ultimately I was successful in getting a very good job. I highly recommend the company and the services they provide.
    Kate Krawczak
    Poland, Business Development Director
  • I contacted The Talent Refinery after my CV had lay untouched for almost 10 years. They went through all of my previous jobs and experience and asked all of the relevant questions related to my industry. In a very short space of time they produced a document that will stand out from the crowd. I can now send my CV to recruiters with confidence knowing it includes everything they look for. It was a really easy and enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend The Talent Refinery to anyone who want to make a really good impression.      
    Senior Project Manager, Exhibitions  

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