More than a decade ago, Greek-born Maria Hatzistefanis started Rodial out of the spare room in her London flat. The skincare line, which launched makeup last year, is now available in dozens of countries—including Blue Mercury and Nordstrom here in the United States.
“It’s easy to look at that success and assume I got things right on the first go,” Hatzistefanis explains. “But I had careers in both beauty and banking before returning to beauty to launch a business. I’ve lived many lives.”
Moral of the story? Don’t get stuck. If you want to change careers, change careers. If you want to go back, go back.
“But perhaps even more important than finding the right career is finding the right team. I interview a lot of people and have learned the red flags on a resume… There’s nothing more important than the loyalty of people around you.”
So, want to know what gets your resume tossed in Rodial’s garbage? And what will have you headed to an interview with the CEO? Hatzistefanis reveals below.