Up and Comers Under 40 Q&A - Pooja Mahbubani


Name: Pooja Mahbubani
Astrological Sign:  Pieces
Year Joined Major, Lindsey & Africa: 2016


What attracted you to Major, Lindsey & Africa?

Being part of the leading global recruitment firm for legal and having the opportunity to live and work in Hong Kong covering APAC.

What is the best part of your job?

The people I get to build relationships with internally and externally.

What is the most surprising part of being a recruiter?

The impact that you have on someone’s life – you don’t realise how much a job change changes their lives.

How would you describe your career in 5 words or less?

Hard work but rewarding

Describe one of your successes thus far at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

The fact that I have been able to help people with their careers in multiple countries. I have learnt their culture and what is important to each person depending on their background and country and utilize that information to help them find their next role.

What advice would you give to someone considering becoming a recruiter?

This career is about perseverance and relationship building.  If you are willing to be here long term, it can be very rewarding and you can make a difference.

If you weren’t a lawyer or a recruiter, what career would you have had?

A Bollywood dance teacher

What is on your bucket list?

See the Northern Lights.

Complete a yoga retreat in Thailand.

Take a six-month career break and travel the world. 


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