About Top of the Pile
The idea of "Top of the Pile" was born in December 2017 when after feeling over-stressed, overworked and unfulfilled in my job, Fatou decided to quit her well-paid position in a reputable company and do everything in her power to find her true calling and get paid doing something she loves.
In July 2019, she launched "Top of the Pile" with the ambition to make it the first career coaching and consulting business specifically dedicated to help ambitious multilingual millennials find their corporate dream job.
Since then Top of the Pile has hosted dozens of workshops and masterclasses with attendees from all corners of the globe. Fatou has helped hundreds of expats land exciting job opportunities in top-ranked companies like Apple, LinkedIn, TikTok & Amazon, among others.
“Fatou hosted a masterclass for a group of international participants from 51 different countries. The group was highly impressed by both Fatou’s professionalism and the content of her presentation. Fatou is kind, knowledgeable, and professional. I highly recommend consulting with Fatou if you are planning a career change and need a strategy to reach your goals.”
"I had the utmost pleasure of working with Fatou for a webinar I was putting together on the topic of Mentoring. Her enthusiasm was unmatched, the dedication she put towards sharing the right information for our migrant participants showcased her passion for helping and supporting others. I will highly recommend Fatou for her vision, hard work and the knowledge she has to share."
"Fatou animated a CV Masterclass for the InterNations Cork community and the attendees appreciated her expertise, patience and availability - to the question if i would recommend her to help you getting confidence, clarity and elaborating your strategy to land your dream job, my answer is a BIG YES!"
"Thanks to Fatou’s tips and enthusiastic approach in her coaching, I gained immense confidence in my own job searching, and utilised many of her techniques in interview preparation. All of this resulted in receiving an exciting job offer in a prestigious law firm in Dublin. I would highly recommend Fatou’s workshop to anyone who needs that positive lift and resources that will help you find that new amazing job that you deserve."
"I took part in Fatou’s course which helped me to better understand the (Irish) job market, how to use LinkedIn effectively and to successfully improve my application and interview skills. Fatou is very knowledgeable and I found her advice immensely helpful. Her presentations and work sheets are very well structured and almost like a step-by-step guide. I would definitely book the course again and can highly recommend Fatou as a Career Coach."
Join the Top of the Pile community
The Top of the Pile community is a free private group for like-minded and ambitious multilingual professionals and expats looking to stand out, get hired and thrive at work. Each month, you get access to exclusive free trainings, masterclasses and Q&A sessions on job search and career-related topics.join on facebook
Fatou Barry is a Career Mentor, Certified Coach & Job Search Strategist and the founder of Top of the Pile.
She is on a mission to help hundreds of ambitious multilingual professionals stand out, get hired and build a career they're really excited about so that they can live their best expat life.
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Top of the Pile was in the press!
We're delighted that Top of the Pile's work has been featured in the local and national press in Ireland, namely in The Echo & Stellar Magazine. Fatou has also proudly contributed to the wonderful book published by Mentor Her entitled "Going Global: Quotes from the Women of Ireland". 20% of the profits go to Mentor Her's charity partners, Plan International - who help girls in disadvantaged communities reach their full potential.order the book