WHAT WE DO

Next gig in EU?
We can make it happen

Are you a Software Engineer on the market for relocation opportunities? Or are you already in the EU and want a next-level role or a heftier compensation package? In both cases, the process is similar. We orient you on the market, providing extra insights to give you an upper hand. We identify your strong points and things to improve and build a plan to remediate those. Then we refactor your CV, boost your social profile, and set up a few tools to speed up and structure your job search.

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The secret sauce?
You join our team

Looking for the next opportunity is a full time job itself. We do the day-to-day heavy-lifting, applying for positions and contacting recruiters on your behalf. On average, it takes 2-6 months to find a job. All that time we work together as a cross-functional team united by the same goal. You do your part as well, from tracking applications to collecting feedback from the process. Most importantly, you keep closing the knowledge gaps with our support.

Choose the optimal level of support

The more support you pick, the less time you spend on the job search and the faster it goes.
No interviews after 6 weeks? Then you get your money back.
Offer in
3-6 months

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Hunt Yourself

Self-led Job Hunt where we support you with the right tools and strategy. Takes commitment, brings results.

7
%
of job offer
700
*subtracted from the final price
retainer

The fee is paid upfront and subtracted from the total cost

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Get Started
Career and skills assessment
Market positioning strategy
CV review and best practices
Job search tools and guides
Search for relevant job postings
Limited interview and career coaching
Offer in
2-4 months

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Hunt Together

We work as a team, and we do a lot of hard-lifting for you. A balanced offering, optimal for most customers.

10
%
of job offer
1000
*subtracted from the final price
retainer

The fee is paid upfront and subtracted from the total cost

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Get Started
Everything in "Hunt Yourself", plus:
Applying for jobs and filling forms
CV rewritten by us
Sync meetings and all-day support
Interview retrospectives & analysis
Extended interview and career coaching
Access to our referral network
Offer and work contract review
Offer in
1-3 months

For seniority below lead level

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Royal Hunt

An all-inclusive worry-free package. Bring the skills, pass the interviews. We take care of everything else.

15
%
of job offer
1500
*subtracted from the final price
retainer

The fee is paid upfront and subtracted from the total cost

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Get Started
Everything in "Hunt Together", plus:
End-to-end toolchain setup
Chat with recruiters on your behalf
Upcoming interviews notifications and weekly reports
Extra interview retrospectives & analysis
Extra interview and career coaching
Post-offer guidance
Compare all plans

Compare all plans, feature-by-feature.

Professional assesments
Hunt Yourself
Hunt Together
Royal hunt

We assess your career path so far, check your CV and social profile and discuss potential market fit.

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Career assessment
In-person
In-person
In-person

To get employed in the EU, your verbal and written English skills should pass a certain threshold. We will assess that and tell you what areas to improve.

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English assessment
Automated
In-person
In-person

We assess your hard and soft skills to identify gaps and strong points and verify your ability to pass the interviews in an EU company.

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Skills assessment
Automated
In-person
In-person
CV improvements
Hunt Yourself
Hunt Together
Royal hunt

We repack your experience and rethink your past roles to determine the correct positioning, highlight the selling points and establish a realistic salary range.

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Market positioning strategy

We know how to look for a job, and we've also hired in the EU ourselves. CV is essential, and we can give you the right tips to build a good one, along with the template that works.

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Suggestions for high impact CV

We review the CV you've created and offer practical suggestions for improving it. Think about it as a code review round, just for your CV.

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Collaborative CV review

We actively rebuild your CV to make it readable and appealing and emphasize your strong traits. Recruiters, be tempted!

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Collaborative CV refactoring
Tools to supercharge your search
Hunt Yourself
Hunt Together
Royal hunt

We have repurposed a few tools to help us in job hunting and tracking. And we are also building some in-house ones. You get access to all of them as we look for a new job together.

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Access to job tracking tools

We provide instructions on how to up and make the most out of our toolchain. We will suggest relevant training to close your skill gaps if needed. Partner discounts available (e.g., English course).

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Access to guides and partners

There are several tools to set up for your job search, and it can take some time to do that on your own. We can help with that and then also fix it if something breaks.

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End-to-end toolchain setup
Job search
Hunt Yourself
Hunt Together
Royal hunt

We revive your LinkedIn profile and actively grow your network by adding relevant recruiters. Directly contacting recruiters on LinkedIn is one of the winning strategies we employ.

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Add relevant contacts on LinkedIn

We monitor the relevant job postings and then share them for you to apply. You track all your job applications in a CRM, as there would be many.

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Search for the right job postings

Too tedious! Especially if you apply to 5-10 jobs per day or more. We apply to the relevant job postings on your behalf: you just need to show up for the interview.

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Applying for jobs and filling forms

We have good standing with recruiters, agencies and also regular employees of EU companies. Referrals are a powerful source of new job opportunities, and we can help you benefit from that.

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Access to our referral network

During the active Job Hunting phase, you get hundreds of messages. It could take more than an hour to go through them. We spotlight relevant messages for you, cleaning up the rest.

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LinkedIn/Mail inbox filtering

Recruiters love to chat; it takes time to do follow-ups or settle on a meeting time. We text them on your behalf and then hand them over to you when it is time for an interview.

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Chat with recruiters on your behalf
Passing the interviews
Hunt Yourself
Hunt Together
Royal hunt

We provide you with a free exploratory coaching session. We help you find the inner focus and energy required to find a new job. It could help you identify common issues preventing you from finding a job, like an impostor syndrome. We support you when it gets tough and clarify the cultural differences you face.

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Career coaching
1 session
1 session
1 session

Our experts coach you to succeed in interviews by conducting mock interviews or offering specific guidance for challenging questions.

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Interview coaching
1 session
2 sessions
3 sessions

We analyze recordings of your interviews and advise you on how to get better next time. That proved to shorten time-to-offer significantly.

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Interview retrospective & analysis
up to 5 hours
up to 15 hours
Personal Support
Hunt Yourself
Hunt Together
Royal hunt

A personal touch that makes all the difference. We add you to our team chat, so we can quickly progress together on tasks and answer any of your questions as you go through the recruitment processes.

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Support in team chat
Once a day
Work hours
7 days a week

We are huge fans of async work, but there is value in seeing each other in person to tackle the topics that proved hard to solve. Your Job Hunter will meet you weekly; the rest of the team can join if needed.

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Weekly sync meeting with us

When busy with your main job, it is easy to forget about an interview or mix up your calendar. Every day, we will double-check the upcoming interviews and let you know.

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Upcoming interviews notifications

As we hunt for a job with you, we track a few crucial metrics (such as SSI) and then discuss the progress with you for extra transparency and adjust the process where needed.

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Weekly metrics reporting
Offer stage
Hunt Yourself
Hunt Together
Royal hunt

We assess how the offer stands against the market and guide you on negotiation techniques to get extra where possible.

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Offer negotiation support

We review the small print in the offer/contract and help you ask the right questions before saying "yes" to a recruiter.

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Offer and contract review

We will talk you through the next steps once you have an offer on your hands. That could be a relocation to-do list or partying ways with your previous job at EU. We also suggest companies that can help with documents and cargo shipment.

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Post-offer guidance

We share the same goal as you

Just like you, we want you to get the best offer on the market. Instead of asking for a fixed price, we ask for the percentage of your future offer. There is a retainer fee, and you pay the main part once you get a job. This way, there is no conflict of interest. We work as one team on the same project, striving to get the best offer for the right job in minimum time.

Our customers work at
Netherlands
Germany
Germany
Netherlands
Netherlands
Sweden
Netherlands
Finland
Croatia
Netherlands
Germany
Netherlands

OUR SUCCESS IN NUMBERS

Karma matters.
We help where needed.

We are terrible at sales. You pay only for the things that you require. Some folks need a one-time consultation to get them going. Others can easily find a job with a better CV and soft skills coaching. Many have to advance their English knowledge first. We also don't work with toxic people and individuals who lack self-awareness. 

The outcome of being highly selective (and also extremely good at our job)? We are proud to have more than a 95% success rate in our Job Hunts.

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500+ clients, 370 job hunting consultations, 27 job hunts, 89 CV refactorings as of June 2022

OUR SUCCESS IN NUMBERS

Founder story
How Marisha started Lifter.ai

As a multipotential, I have a diverse set of skills, but it was challenging to settle on one occupation. I started my career as a project manager, then moved to market research and later to UX research. After a brief experience as a software engineer, I spent the last 3 years in IT recruitment. I was successful but not happy. So I decided to quit the game and focus on helping job seekers, not companies. My principles are transparency and perseverance. I believe that every person has the right to be free and to have a dream job. I live in the Netherlands and to me this is the best place in the world. But what I love about EU is that there is a country for everyone. So I want everyone to find a right place for themselves.

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ALWAYS TRUST the Misfits

We all were stuck in our careers at one point. We got out and you can too.

Marisha

Founder & Job Hunter

Neurodivergent who found a way to finish school, university and 4 jobs

Matthew

CTO

Disrupts corporations from the inside by connecting all the misfits together

Annika

Coordinator

One role was not enough, so she became coordinator and illustrator

Diana

Lead IT Job Hunter

Accounting software engineer who chose people over numbers

Alex

Software Engineer & CV Guru

Never worked in a corporation, but mastered an art of a corporate CV

Irina

Project Manager & Job Hunter

Abandoned successful career for the freedom and work-life balance

Olesya

Strategic Partnership Manager

Survived a burnout after running multi-million investment deals

You

Next Role

You are also a part of our team!

CLIENT STORIES

Check the success story of our clients

With more than 3 years on the market, we helped a lot of people to change their lives. We would love to see your story here as well.

Marisha is very professional about the relocation processes and she's very nice in conversation. Helps a lot with knowledge about relocation to different Europe countries. Gives advice about resume structure and main focus points. And also how to prepare for the first interviews and final interviews rounds. Would recommend her as the expert and will come again.

Alexander Ptakhin
Admitad Global
Backend/Full-stack Tech Lead

It was easier to find a new job abroad with Marisha support. She helped me develop my professional network quickly and made some important adjustments to my CV to match international standards. The recruiters started reaching out to me way more often. Furthermore, Marisha showed me some opportunities beyond my initial search request and here I am working in Amsterdam now!

Timofey Markov
Booking.com
Site Reliability Engineer

Marisha is truly a first-class professional focused on solid results, success, emotional comfort and the fighting spirit of her client. In a rather impressive period of time, we achieved results, pumped up my morale to the skies (Marisha is a supporter even its pitch black) and succeeded in my requests.

Andrei (Ray) Trubetskoi
Consulting IT start-ups · Self employed expert · Freelance
Creative/Executive Producer, Game designer, video production and events management, SMM activities

Marisha helped me with the relocation from Russia to the Netherlands in 2021. I was looking for a job as an ERP manager with the relocation to Europe, but were not receiving any responses to my applications. Marisha explained to me how to update the resume and LinkedIn profile, and what to do to attract an attention from potential employers, gave me some very specific advice. We created an action plan but in a couple of weeks I've already had my first interview and in a month an offer from a Dutch company where I am working now.

Arina Kuznetsova
Omron Healthcare Europe
ICT ERP Manager

When I first thought about relocation from Russia I knew little about it. Thanks to Marisha my journey became easy and structured. Also, she provided me with different lifehacks, which helped me settle down easily in the new country, where I live and work now.

Denis Karakoliuchka
SPARETECH
Java Software Engineer

I think the best recommendation would be - after Marisha's consultations my family and I relocated to the UK! Marisha was very professional and friendly at the same time, she helped to get everything straight in my head, gave priceless advice. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to relocate and is seeking help with that.

Kira Orlova (Karakulova)
UserZoom
User Experience Researcher
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CLIENT STORIES

Check the success story of our clients

With more than 3 years on the market, we helped a lot of people to change their lives. We would love to see your story here as well.

Marisha helped me with the relocation from Russia to the Netherlands in 2021. I was looking for a job as an ERP manager with the relocation to Europe, but were not receiving any responses to my applications. Marisha explained to me how to update the resume and LinkedIn profile, and what to do to attract an attention from potential employers, gave me some very specific advice. We created an action plan but in a couple of weeks I've already had my first interview and in a month an offer from a Dutch company where I am working now.

Arina Kuznetsova
Omron Healthcare Europe
ICT ERP Manager

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Marisha helped me with the relocation from Russia to the Netherlands in 2021. I was looking for a job as an ERP manager with the relocation to Europe, but were not receiving any responses to my applications. Marisha explained to me how to update the resume and LinkedIn profile, and what to do to attract an attention from potential employers, gave me some very specific advice. We created an action plan but in a couple of weeks I've already had my first interview and in a month an offer from a Dutch company where I am working now.

Arina Kuznetsova
Omron Healthcare Europe
ICT ERP Manager

I think the best recommendation would be - after Marisha's consultations my family and I relocated to the UK! Marisha was very professional and friendly at the same time, she helped to get everything straight in my head, gave priceless advice. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone who is looking to relocate and is seeking help with that.

Kira Orlova (Karakulova)
UserZoom
User Experience Researcher

When I first thought about relocation from Russia I knew little about it. Thanks to Marisha my journey became easy and structured. Also, she provided me with different lifehacks, which helped me settle down easily in the new country, where I live and work now.

Denis Karakoliuchka
SPARETECH
Java Software Engineer

Marisha is truly a first-class professional focused on solid results, success, emotional comfort and the fighting spirit of her client. In a rather impressive period of time, we achieved results, pumped up my morale to the skies (Marisha is a supporter even its pitch black) and succeeded in my requests.

Andrei (Ray) Trubetskoi
Consulting IT start-ups · Self employed expert · Freelance
Creative/Executive Producer, Game designer, video production and events management, SMM activities

It was easier to find a new job abroad with Marisha support. She helped me develop my professional network quickly and made some important adjustments to my CV to match international standards. The recruiters started reaching out to me way more often. Furthermore, Marisha showed me some opportunities beyond my initial search request and here I am working in Amsterdam now!

Timofey Markov
Booking.com
Site Reliability Engineer

Marisha is very professional about the relocation processes and she's very nice in conversation. Helps a lot with knowledge about relocation to different Europe countries. Gives advice about resume structure and main focus points. And also how to prepare for the first interviews and final interviews rounds. Would recommend her as the expert and will come again.

Alexander Ptakhin
Admitad Global
Backend/Full-stack Tech Lead

Frequently Asked Questions

I am not a Software Engineer. Can you still help me? 

At the moment, we only accept new applications from Software Engineers and, in general, all the folks who code or automate. If you work in IT, but not as an engineer, we are still keen to help you with one-time job hunting consultation or CV refactoring. The only thing we cannot do is sign a contract for a Job Hunt with you as we cannot reliably predict the outcome. If you are not in a rush, sign up anyway, and we will get back to you once we fine-tune that part of our service.

I am from Ukraine. Do you provide any extra support?

We stand with Ukraine in the ongoing conflict and emphasise with all the people affected. In the first 3 months of the war, every person from Ukraine could get a free job hunting consultation with us. To keep the business going, we are no longer able to do that, but we still want to help. If you are from Ukraine and sign a contract with us, use the promo code RUSSIANWARSHIP and we will donate 100 EUR to provide humanitarian aid and vital supplies to the people of Ukraine.

I am not sure if I have sufficient skills. What should I do?

Before we sign a contract with you, there is an HR assessment and (if successful) a skills assessment to pass. On those calls, we do a 360' overview and come up with a list of the things that prevent you from finding a job right now. Even if we establish that there are blockers you need to fix first, we will tell you what they are. And there is no harm in sending us your profile and mentioning that you want to understand your chances better.

What about the UK? It is not in EU anymore

That is alright, we do the job hunting in UK as well, nothing changes from practical perspective.