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John’s Recommendations

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John leads the Architecture team alongside working with and managing a large range of employers and candidates across the Architecture market for out of London – with a focus on South-West

John joined Hunter Dunning in 2015. He has a keen interest in DIY and when not in the gym can be found wearing his tool belt and renovating his house with his wife.

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What do our clients say about John?

Tim Barton, Associate Director – ARCHITECT at Mace
“John was good to work with. He found a good candidate and managed the process well throughout from both ours and the candidates point of view.”

Geoff Cole, Director / Chartered Architect at Proctor Watts Cole Rutter
“John provided a professional service to us as our Recruitment Consultant; keeping us updated at all stages and helping the process run very smoothly.”

Marie Thake, Director and People Development Consultant at Truly Inspired Coaching and Training
“John is a very focused and dedicated Recruitment Consultant. He works very hard to find the right candidates to recommend and is great at ensuring communication is the driving force to making the relationship work. I feel he has put my requests as a priority and delivered on what he promises.”

What do our candidates say about John?

Patrick Baldwin, Architect at Hayes Associates
“John was very professional and efficient when helping me find my current position. He worked tirelessly to keep me informed during the process and when he was out the office his colleague Miranda also helped. Thank you once again.”

Claudia M., Architect at Piper Whitlock Architecture Ltd
“John has been profesional and really helpful and efficient in my search of a new job. Thank you John for your commitment and interest!”

Abdul Samad, Architectural Technologist at Hammond Architectural Ltd
“Many thanks for finding me this job John! Offered great advice and service, (Even when you had no voice!)”

Ben Rumer, Project Architect
“John was a great help throughout the entire recruitment process. Having relocated to the area, John helped find me a new role at a great Practice in my ideal location in a matter of weeks. Highly recommended!”

Joshua Smith, Architectural Assistant (Part 2) at Pro Vision Planning Architecture Urban Design
“Highly recommend speaking to John when considering your next career move. Within just a few days of first speaking to John I’d had interviews and secured a fantastic position to build upon my experience!

His service is second-to-none, he set up interviews with companies I didn’t know were hiring and kept me up-to-date every step of the way. He made the daunting process of securing a new position as easy as it could possibly be!”

Kevin Harnett
“I found the service provided was efficient and responded to my needs. Communication was very good with quick responses and attention to detail. John was very thorough and fully understood what I was looking for whilst also setting the scene for potential Employers.”

Rosanna Pain
“John was a great recruiter. He understood what I was looking for and didn’t inundate me with jobs that didn’t fit my requirements. He also seemed to understand when a job wasn’t a good fit. It was easy to speak to him honestly and discuss what I was looking for. Communication was great and it was easy to talk to John at lunch times, mornings etc around my work hours which I really appreciated as I couldn’t leave work to take calls. All in all it has been a really great experience and has helped me to make the move I wanted in as painless a manner as possible.”

William Stewart, Architect at HNW Architects
“John was excellent all the way through the interview and placement process with Hunter Dunning, he provided superb advice and brilliant feedback from my interviews, imbuing confidence in me that Hunter Dunning were looking out for my best interests in finding me the right position. Brilliant service, very satisfied candidate.”

Nigel Marcoolyn
“John was very helpful, ringing me out of hours and keeping me in the loop through a long process. He also worked hard to resolve a strange email situation… ”

Paul Jackson
“I found that John was really good at matching what I was looking for with the positions he offered me. He was easy to get hold of on the telephone and liased with my new employer on my behalf with my queries. He also followed up my satisfaction with the job after I had started. I am very pleased with the service.”

Jacqueline L., BIM Architectural Technician at ARa Architects
“John was brilliant throughout the recruitment process! I did ask a couple of difficult questions like a two way interview and I’m glad he was open minded and not pushy. And he was able to negotiate a fantastic opportunity for me which if I hadn’t listened would have missed out.”

Peter Mavrodaris, Architectural Assistant at Hyphen
“John was very quick getting a job interview set up and even though the stated Job role wasn’t a perfect fit he obviously understood his clients needs and capabilities to make a suitable pairing. I am only a week into the job and it is turning out to be a positively challenging role, perfect for my learning experience.”

Abhijeet Pednekar, Architectural Design Manager at Mace
“John has been brilliant and has helped me find the right job. John is very enthusiastic, focused and exactly knows what his clients expect when they are looking for a new job.”

Darren Clarke, Architectural Technician DanksBadnell Chartered Architects
“Johns professionalism was exemplary…he was thorough in his work and always kept me updated. Whoever works with him will have the comfort of knowing he has your best interests.”

Kinga Berkesi, Architectural technologist
“Brooke & John were the agents I worked with while working with Hunter Dunning. I would highly recommend them to anyone, who wants to use a highly-focused, well-organised professional recruitment service. They had a detailed understanding of my expectations, skills, knowledge and experience and were able to really focus on finding the perfect career move for me.

Within two weeks they had arranged four interviews which matched my requirements well. They worked tirelessly for me throughout the entire process keeping me informed at every stage. All the interviews were great experience. Brooke and John had fully prepared me for my interviews and matched me really well against the roles I was being interviewed for.

Following these interviews I have now accepted a role via Hunter Dunning and I cannot wait to start! Hunter Dunning are always up to date with the new positions on the market, and they are happy to mediate on your behalf at any stage of the process. I feel very lucky I had an opportunity to work with them.”

Peter Keenan, Part 2 Architectural Assistant
“John is an exemplary recruitment specialist and he made the process of finding a new practice infinitely faster and easier than it would have been, if I had chosen to go it alone and not use Hunter Dunning.

John is an excellent communicator and very skilled at fitting the right person with the right practice. Furthermore, if you are personally dealing with John you are in safe hands and you will always be kept in the loop. All of my interview experiences through Hunter Dunning have been very positive experiences and I can highly recommend them and John Watson.”