Dirk Steffes-tun

Recruitment and Digital Marketing since 2009

Welcome to my private website

About Me


Some information about myself: After studying Political Science and Law at universities in Germany and England, I started my career working as a political consultant in Brussels and later Sofia before founding my recruitment agency in 2009.

I live permanently in Bulgaria with frequent trips to my fatherland Germany and occasionally Switzerland and Austria. I have established an excellent network in those countries in selected industries (IT, Health Care, Finance, Digital Marketing – and of course Human Resources).


I am an active member of the Bulgarian Association for People Management and participate in various informal formats in the local business community.

My professional mission is to bridge the gap between Western companies (predominantly German ones) and qualified professionals (up to C-management level) in Bulgaria. Due to my academic background and my general interests, I follow the political situation in both countries and the development of the European Union very closely and with a great sense of interest – but for now not actively.

Besides my native German, I am fluent in English language and can communicate in Bulgarian on a solid working level.

Please contact me for a detailed CV with more information about my Bio.

Dirk Steffes-tun in the media

I have given interviews to, published guest posts for and was cited by a variety of TV- and Radio-stations as well as web portals and newspapers, including the second-largest daily in Japan.

Here an overview of more recent contributions.

Dirk on Balkaninvest
Dirk on Twitter
Dirk on LinkedIn

My fields of expertise:

Labor market

(Bulgaria, Germany, EU)

Running my own agency for more than twelve years with recruitings in both directions: From Bulgaria to Germany and visa-versa. And we filled many expert and management positions in Bulgaria, of course.

Migration and workforce mobility

The European Union is a great playground for labour mobility. It has never been easier before. The migration from so-called “3rd countries” is another thing and should be steered. I have a clear opinion on both.

Employer Branding

Get yourself visible as an employer. As recruiting is getting more and more digital and online, the web is the place where one should get his employer branding in action: How to make yourself a brand to attract talents?

Sourcing candidates

Finding the perfect matching candidate is not that easy. I have gained a solid understanding of picking the most promising channels and using the right approach. The search for talents is one thing, gaining their attention is the more difficult part.


How to deal with identified talents? Thanks to more than a decade of experience in analyzing CVs and application documents and conducting hundreds of targeted face-to-face interviews, I see myself capable of “reading” a candidate by now. At least most…


(in particular for health care and IT)

Bridging the gaps between different educational systems can be tricky. Or how to qualify applicants for new positions (in particular in the digital field) if universities do not offer such courses, yet? I can tell you stories…

You are planing your next conference and need a speaker in one of the above mentioned fields? Or you are looking for an dialogue partner (print, TV, radio, podcast), or just a guest author? Feel free to contact me directly for media inquiries and bookings.

Don’t wait any longer and contact me now!

Further contact details:

Dirk Steffes-tun

Dirk Steffes-tun c/o Balkaninvest.eu EOOD

1113 Sofia / Bulgaria, Ul. Kosta Lulchev 17

Phone contact for media inquiries and bookings

00359 2 878158-0

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Dirk Steffes-tun
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HR and Digital Marketing professional
Balkaninvest.eu EOOD
Kosta Lulchev 17,
Sofia, Bulgaria, 1113