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Jack Hill

Recruitment Consultant (Manufacturing & Engineering) at Michael Page

June 12, 2018, Jack was a client of John’s

Following a decision to relocate to NZ, I called John to understand the best way to approach this move. John provided me with an informative overview of the recruitment market in NZ and we discussed what companies would best suit my needs. Within a two week window John managed to arrange 3 Skype interviews with great companies, which materialised into face to face interviews in NZ before eventually getting offers. John had helped me get into the great position of having a choice of who I wanted to work for and I now work in a fantastic company which is everything I was looking for. If you're looking to move into the recruitment industry in NZ, John is the man to call.

Lorraine Thompson

Divisional Manager at Re Resource Group

January 20, 2018, Lorraine was a client of John’s

I have known John for over 10 years and initially I was a client of his in New Zealand where he found me outstanding recruitment talent that turned our business around. I then became a candidate and he placed me in one of the best positions I ever had and this was due to his understanding of my skills, he listened and understood my requirements. Relocating overseas, John has also opened up a global market of opportunity for me and therefore I cannot recommend his ability more highly where he is able to source the right opportunity, to understand what makes a consultant tick and to be able to think outside the square of what is relevant and important to an individual. 

Jamie Foskett

Managing Director at Number 8 Group

October 6, 2017, Jamie was a client of John’s

John is without doubt, the hardest working, most dedicated and honest recruiter I’ve ever met. It’s a rare find in business these days to work with a professional such as John, he listens and takes the time to truly match you with the best opportunity. He’s tireless in his efforts and keeps you informed throughout the journey. I can highly recommend John as the best recruiter you will ever get the pleasure to work with. 

Gayatri Soni Singh

Senior Consultant at Talent International

December 13, 2015, Gayatri was a client of John’s

John is one of the most professional and committed recruiters that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I do not think that I would be here in New Zealand today had it not been for him. I cannot think of a time that John did not deliver on anything he promised. He was always available to answer questions, ensured I had ample information before each interview and made sure that I had exposure to several opportunities .He went that extra mile and more to ensure a positive outcome. John is extremely easy to speak to and has a great sense of humor. In terms of candidate management, he takes it to another level. I am sure anyone who has worked with John would wish to do so again- it is the same with me and I cannot recommend him enough.

Tom Heath

Connecting clients with the best talent in Thailand

November 22, 2015, Tom was a client of John’s

It was a pleasure working with John, I found him to be knowledgeable, approachable and above all highly professional. Having been in the Recruitment Industry for many years, I have crossed paths with many Rec2Rec's and having worked closely with John, I have to say he is certainly one of the best in the market.

Rory de Goede

Data Science & Data Engineering - Senior Consultant at Aurec Group

November 18, 2015, Rory worked with John but at different companies

I have been approached by many rec2rec recruiters, all claiming to have great opportunities for me. However John has been by far the most pleasant to work with. John doesn't sell any opportunity until he has fully uncovered all my needs, wishes, desires and personal situation. After that, he didn't present all his opportunities, but rather made a shortlist of most suitable opportunities for me. John is not a time waster, he works very professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking to make a move to Oceania.

Jessica Carli

Currently on sabbatical until January 2019

November 23, 2014, Jessica worked with John but at different companies

I reached out to John whilst I was still travelling South America, and advised that I was due to move to NZ later in the year. I never expected that he'd be able to connect me with so many opportunities so quickly! John put me in touch with some of the best recruitment companies here in Auckland, and managed to get me job offers in record time. I am now living and working happily in Auckland, and I would highly recommend John to anyone whom is looking to make a similar move. Especially if you would like to hit the ground running with a job opportunity sorted before you make the big move. Thanks John!

Oliver Giles

Director | Deloitte UK Fast 50 | Leading Network for Business Professionals & Non-Executive Directors |

October 28, 2014, Oliver was a client of John’s

· John is a no nonsense recruiter who will tell you specifically what he is going to do / can do to find you exactly what you are looking for and not exactly what you want to hear like most R2R recruiters.
John gave me clear instructions throughout the recruitment process and I am now looking forward to starting my new international position in Houston next month.. 

Leigh Johnson

Work and Life Coach at She Loves Life Over 50

April 7, 2014, Leigh was a client of John’s

My first connection with John was via LinkedIn followed by several communications between NZ and the UK.  
The level of attention displayed by John in getting to know The Johnson Group was detailed and impressive. John was very interested in the finding us a recruiter who could fit with our company values and culture, as well as deliver great results for our clients and candidates. Consequently he was able to find us a very experienced, high professional recruiter from London who was relocating to Wellington with his Kiwi wife. Clive has made a great addition to the team, personally and professionally. Thank you, John.


James Collin

Head of Banking & Finance at Mackenzie Jones Middle East

March 26, 2014, James was a client of John’s

I worked with John recently. He has a deep knowledge of the Global Recruitment industry and strong network of connections. He is also an excellent advisor and I really enjoyed working with John. I found his open and honest approach refreshing and I would certainly work with John again and can only recommend him highly to future employers and/or job-seekers.


Kristina Appleby

National Team Leader Recruitment at Education Personnel

January 13, 2014, Kristina was a client of John’s

John took the time to get to know me and find out "what makes me tick" which ensured he was able to put me forward for roles that were right for me. He kept in contact when timelines changed and acted professionally all throughout. Would highly recommend John to any recruiter looking to for a new role that is perfect for them.