Get to know us: Marija Hayoz.

“Helping candidates start a new chapter of their life is the most rewarding part of my job”.


Belgrade-born Marija Hayoz started her recruitment career in Zurich. She tells us her impressions about working with candidates and clients and the fast pace of an ever changing industry.

Marija Hayoz, recruiter at Stamford Zurich office.

Why did you decide to join Stamford and the recruitment industry?

I recently joined The Stamford Group as a Recruitment Associate and I’m part of the Business and Change team where my main focus is to find the right candidates for our clients. The main reason why I joined Stamford was to get relevant exposure to various industries, which pretty much happened from the moment I started working here.

Working with the Zurich team gives me opportunities to learn about the recruitment industry every day, especially through Stamford’s structural approach to understand not only our clients’ needs – a key aspect of my job – but also to source the right candidates to join their teams. At Stamford we place a very important part of our time to establishing long-term relationships with both parties.

Working in this industry makes you realise that by fostering relationships you can bring so much value to both clients and candidates. I see how much impact my work has on the candidate’s life and it’s  extremely rewarding to get up every morning and know that you are helping someone to start a new chapter of their life in Switzerland.

What do you like most about working at Stamford?

One of the most special things about working at Stamford Group is that we’re a nonhierarchical organization. The most junior employees in our team are encouraged to speak up and express their opinions, ask questions and suggest solutions. Everyone is expected to actively contribute to the overall success of the company, and that is something that I had never experienced before.

Working in a dynamic and multicultural environment where team spirit, transparency and integrity are core values, truly inspires me every day.

Zurich is a lovely city to live in…

It is indeed. In my spare time I love to explore the city and discover new restaurants with my family and friends, attend concerts and festivals… Zurich is a stunning city and offers a wide variety of activities, culinary options and the Swiss natural wonders are just round the corner. You can always chill out by Zurich lake after work, especially in summer!

Marija Hayoz is a Recruitment Associate at Stamford Consultants and she is based at the Zurich office. She holds a Masters Degree in European Business from the University of Fribourg and she speaks English, German, French and Serbian. She looks forward to building long lasting relationship with you. Get in touch with Marija at:, LinkedIn.