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Recruitment Consultant Profile – John Watson

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Here at Hunter Dunning, our Consultants are our shop window, and their Recruitment Consultant Profile is their information leaflet. They represent our brand on the “front lines” and are the soul of the business.

There’s more to our Consultants than just a voice on the other end of the phone. We will be introducing them one by one to our website visitors so you can get to know the person behind the voice. This week we caught up with John.

The interview

Name: John Watson

Job title: Architecture Lead and out of London desk

Where are you from?

“I currently live in Aldwick, West Sussex but I grew up in Newcastle”

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? #

“Lots of things”

What training or qualifications do you have?

“Not a lot of qualifications. The highest qualification I have is a GNVQ in Customer Service”

Where did you work before Hunter Dunning?

“Worked in the motor trade for a number of years. My Last job was with Jaguar Land Rover but it wasn’t for me”

Why did you choose to work for Hunter Dunning?

“Was contacted by a recruiter and thought it was worth a shot and Joe took a chance with me. It was honestly the best move I have ever made”

What is the best thing about working at Hunter Dunning?

“Good team and a nice atmosphere. We all work towards improving and doing things the right way in the industry”

How do you feel Hunter Dunning differs from other recruitment agencies?

“Try and make placements that work for everyone. We have a personal interest in clients and candidates, they are not just another number to us”

What do you find most interesting working in the Architecture sector?

“Understanding the motivations of clients and candidates and how diverse it can be within this industry.”

How is the Architecture industry changing?

“Generally it is a candidate short market and companies are needing to work harder to attract or keep hold of talented people. Lots practices are noticing their margins are even tighter than before.”

What are your hobbies?

“I’m a new father and love going to gym – best place for me to unwind! I also love comic books, etc”

What word or phrase do you say the most?

“Obviously its ‘obviously'”

If you were an animal what would you be and why?

“Bear its my nick name out of work”

If you could rename Molly, what would you call her?

“Yeah I struggle to go beyond Pig with other names for her”

John’s Hot Jobs

John recruits for Architecture jobs outside of London. Here is a list of his top jobs this week: