You don’t want to hear me going on about how good I am at what I do.
I have been contracting for about 30 years and have encountered many agencies during that time. John Hawker of Global Tech Collective does have a rather unusual and very pleasant way of doing business in contrast to most others. My field is Cutover and the opportunities that John has passed my way have genuinely been well chosen and good matches to my CV, skill set and aspirations and in good quality companies. I suspect this works the other way too in that John chooses CV’s carefully to pass on to end Customers – as opposed to just flooding them with CV’s that have one or two key words in them, which many agencies do. When I have been placed in Contracts by John he has continued to take an interest in how well the contract is working out for me – rather than the almost rude disinterest that many agencies have whilst you are a convenient billing vehicle for them. I have secured multiple good quality contracts with John and will continue to use him as my preferred agent.
This is the best job advert I’ve ever seen! I wish I could be in a position to apply for the ERP Training Manager but I just had to provide that feedback. Thank you so much!
From the first time John connected with me about an opportunity, he has displayed integrity and professionalism. His engaging manner and communication style, made the entire recruitment process enjoyable, and with his support and coaching I was offered a role at a top consultancy. He is extremely patient, transparent and clearly a specialist in his field. I will continue to work with GTC for all my future hiring needs as I have been nothing but impressed with John and his service. Thanks for all your help John and the congratulations gift was a lovely touch!
After struggling to find a suitable opportunity over a period of months and dealing with recruiters who didn’t seem to understand my ambitions, I was fortunate enough to have been contacted by John. Not only did he take the time to fully understand what I was looking for he did so in a friendly and personable way. In doing so, he identified the perfect opportunity and then worked tirelessly to ensure I was fully prepared and supported, even working weekends to do so as the interview was short notice. Upon the interview concluding, it was clear John is an excellent recruiter as the opportunity couldn’t have been a better match and I excitedly accepted the role. Afterwards, he stayed in contact to ensure there were no issues with onboarding and we have spoken several times since to ensure I am settling in well. All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a more competent, friendly and supportive recruiter.
John, I came across your humorous and well written job advert on LinkedIn and just wanted to say how much it made me smile. It’s refreshing to see your innovation and obvious confidence in trying something new and a little bit different.
Friendly, genuine, and invested are only the beginning of the words I could use to describe John. He takes a personal interest in yourself as well as the client he is recruiting for to ensure each side is making the right decision for them. Finding out what is important for not only your career aspirations but personally too and taking that into consideration when putting you forward for not just the right role but the right company. The whole experience has never felt like a process, the conversations are always enjoyable and quite frankly just a breath of fresh air in the world of recruitment. To top it off John has stayed in contact and checked in along the way to see how I have been getting on, which has been a great personal touch. I am looking forward to getting to meet face to face one day with a coffee and catch up and I would highly recommend John to anyone!
The great thing about Global Tech Collective is that they took time to understand our business, our clients and our people before looking for candidates for the roles we needed filling. We were given a very personal experience, unlike other similar companies. The GTC approach is to build a strong relationship based on trust, and of course finding very strong candidates – which was also achieved. I cannot recommend GTC highly enough.
Working with Global Tech Collective were excellent from start to finish. A very knowledgeable company who have a great personal approach to recruitment. I landed my ideal developer position thanks to them and couldn’t recommend their services highly enough.
The whole experience, from first introductions to accepting the offer, has been professional and personable and it’s felt like you’ve not only operated with the interests of your client in mind but you’ve wanted the best outcome for all parties. I’ve found you to be someone of his word, if you’ve said you’ll call you have done so and communications throughout have been exemplary. I cannot thank you enough for what I consider to have been an exceptional experience. Thank you for your tailored approach – you’re a credit to the profession.
John provides a different experience and service. He is proactive and sources candidates of very high quality. His insight into the different role requirements and his ability to make candidates ‘on paper’ come alive is refreshing. He is great at managing the candidate experience throughout, making it easy for the hiring manager and engaging for participants. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
After dealing with a number of recruitment agencies over the years, John has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is clearly very knowledgeable about his clients, candidates and the full recruitment process and what to expect. Very supportive from start to finish, giving excellent advice on what the company was looking for, and has a way of relaxing candidates prior to an interview. John remained professional and extremely flexible when helping me find my next role and I can’t thank him enough for all the help he has provided. I’d highly recommend John to any one looking to fill a vacancy / find a new role.
I was impressed with how John was able to see how my versatile skill set could match with his client’s requirements and having struggled to pinpoint exactly what I was looking for this was a valuable part of the experience and something that in my opinion puts John a level above his competitors.
Customer Success Manager
John really listens to what his candidates are looking for and ensures that he finds the right position for them. I can’t fault John for his professionalism, his approach and his attention to detail in finding a role that was right for me, and I am loving my new job. I would have no hesitation in recommending John.
Ok so I don’t know you however I love your ethos and approach to recruitment. You are a breath of fresh air. Just wanted to acknowledge this. I am a bit of an old hand at all this stuff and a bit of an observer so wanted to reach out and say hey!
What I like most about working with John is the fast and instant communication. No needless questions and repeating of information that is already stated on consultant documents. Straight forward communication is key working with John. I admire his level of professionalism and he has great industry knowledge as well as great customer service.. He not only caters for his client requirements, but he also builds and maintains regular relations with his contractors. He always makes time to discuss issues and goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. John always provides precise and valuable information which enables me to provide a quality service for my client.
From the moment John contacted me about a couple of potential roles, I felt he had my best interests in mind. He took time to understand what I was looking for and provided great support and advice on every step of the interviewing and selection process. John is different, in a good way! I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again as he’s one of the good guys.
John has been great throughout my job search. He maintained a professional yet friendly approach whilst being very easy to talk to, going above and beyond what was required of him. Thank you very much for your support John!
Working with John was a fantastic experience, he has excellent people and business relations skills. John is a professional and thorough recruiter who operates with the highest integrity. I have known him for a long time now and there is not much he does not know about the SAP industry from a recruitment perspective. It’s always a pleasure hearing from John. I hope to work with him again in the future and highly recommend him as a recruitment consultant to everyone.
Looking for a new role isn’t always easy and John was extremely good at making sure the process was as pressure free and enjoyable as possible. He was invested in not only making sure that I was going to be a good fit for client, but that it was 100% going to be the right move for me as well. He was very knowledgeable about the role, company and expectations which helped progress things quickly and provided me with confidence in his friendly and efficient approach. You can tell that he is genuinely passionate about what he does which in turn provides the best service and support possible. I would highly recommend working with John going forward and will be certainly staying in touch.
John is one of the most talented recruiters I have come across in recent times. He made the whole recruiting process comfortable by being very communicative and punctual throughout. He even took the time to make sure I was settling in well and enjoying my new role. Working with John has been a real pleasure.
This is my first role in the contract market and I secured it thanks to John. From the beginning of the process when I was seeking a new role through to being recruited, John kept me informed throughout the whole process. John was very knowledgeable about the role and most importantly listened to my requirements as well. I would have no hesitation in going to John in the future, his professionalism and willingness to listen and maintain communications throughout is key to his success. Thank you, John!
What stands out with John is that he has a knack of knowing the exact sort of person we are after, so rather than him just read a job spec, he takes a lot of time to ask the right questions, to eek out not just the skills and experience we want, but the right fit for our organisation.
John exceeded all my expectations of a recruitment agent to place me in my current role. Not only did he very carefully select people to put forward, so that both sides of the equation were a match, he acted as a mentor throughout the process, talking through my goals. I would highly recommend John for his thoughtful, warm and diligent approach.
The great thing about John and Global Tech Collective… is John! All the way through the recruitment process, he took the time to not only understand my career requirements but also me as a person ensuring that the role was a perfect fit all round. From the initial call to my first day and beyond, I feel very lucky to have had John’s support and advice and I highly recommend him and Global Tech Collective to anyone looking to take on a new adventure. He absolutely rocks!
I first approached John in response to a position I had seen advertised. On speaking with John however, he took the time to gain a full understanding of the type of role and organisation I sought. From this he was able to advise that the initial position of interest may not be well suited, and instead directed me to an alternative position (and business) that would better fit my skills and aspirations. John’s advice ultimately resulted in a job offer and I’ve been in post for a month and am very happy in my new role. I’m very thankful to John for taking the time to thoroughly understand my aims and aspirations and for his input and guidance in helping me find the right position.
Working with John is like working with an extension of your own organisation, it is so seamless in terms of cultural fit and gaining an understanding of what is needed. John is a pleasure to work with, communication is excellent and timeliness to respond is first class. John’s knowledge of the industry is superb and he will always keep me updated with progress, challenges and give an honest opinion of what I am asking for. Having worked with many recruiters, I cannot recommend John highly enough.
I’ve known John in a professional capacity for about ten years, and in that time he has become the one recruiter that I will always answer the telephone to. He’s professional, friendly and never pushy, instead taking the time to get to know you, your goals and your skillset. He then uses this knowledge to match you with a role that he’s put the same amount time and effort into understanding. As a candidate, you know that if John calls you about a role, you will want to go to the interview. As an employer, if he sends you a CV, you will want to talk to the candidate – it’s really that simple. When I was thinking about a new role last year, John was the only recruiter that I contacted, and sure enough he came up with a perfect match shortly afterwards. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
John is professional, energetic, knowledgeable and an all-round excellent recruitment professional. And I use the term professional to highlight his rarity value in the industry he operates in. Where most recruiters search and hope, or simply treat technical skills as acronyms to google, John seeks to understand what you need. But his biggest skill from our perspective is his ability to properly listen. He listens intently to your requirements – and I assume he does the same with candidates too. John has helped us source some very, very niche skills very, very quickly. I’d recommend his services to anyone in the ERP space.
I had the pleasure of working with Global Tech Collective (John) from the candidate side. The experience was professional, friendly and honest. It felt like working with an old friend and with someone who understood not only the clients requirements, but mine as a candidate as well as my suitability for the role, which I was very happy to have accepted. I would recommend John highly, and it was refreshing to experience a totally unique recruitment experience.
I recently started to search for work having taken some time out to be with my young children and working on other short projects. John contacted me about a role. He was very affable, open and very different to other recruiters and agencies. John was very easy to talk to and was genuinely interested in my individual needs as a working mother, rather than a billable client. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with John, he is diligent, passionate and genuinely listens to the needs of both project and consultant. I would highly recommend Global Tech Collective.
Just to provide some feedback, the way the job advert is written in a story form is EPIC and is exactly what made me have a look! I’ll keep an eye out for your posts moving forward.
I have had a great experience whilst working with Global Tech Collective. The company is more like a boutique recruitment company, rather than the usual KPI led recruitment companies. John focuses on building long-lasting relationships as opposed to just filling job opportunities.
What I like about working with John and Global Tech Collective is that he takes the time to understand our exact requirements for candidates and does all the hard work of finding ones that are a good fit. Unlike my experience with agencies who will send endless CV’s for candidates which I then have to work through. We were recently looking to recruit two Senior Learning Designers. John narrowed into what we needed, found us two potential candidates both of whom we ended up employing. He took the time to really listen and understand our needs. He was also really supportive and helpful throughout the recruitment process. I would definitely use Global Tech Collective first for my recruitment needs, rather than going to agencies, in the future.
I strongly recommend John as a recruitment consultant. He is professional, efficient and in my experience, worked with some tight deadlines that other recruitment agencies have not been able to match. John made the whole process quick and easy with frequent updates, great communication and organisation. I look forward to working with John in the future.
I’ve worked with John for many years and he has consistently fulfilled any requirements I may have had. He is a dedicated professional who always goes above and beyond to meet his client’s needs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Global Tech Collective for this very reason. Keep up the great work.
A colleague recommended John Hawker at Global Tech Collective to assist us in searches for some contractors with quite specific skillsets, where I had been struggling to find suitable candidates. John took the time to discuss our quite specific requirements, learn about the company culture and our team ways of working before providing a very strong short list of candidates. From provision of candidates, to interview, negotiation of contracts and post appointment follow up, the process is managed professionally, with humour and without a hard sell (thankfully!). If you have resourcing needs for a technical or business project, I would definitely recommend John / GTC as your recruitment partner.
John Hawker is a professional in his field. Understanding the client’s requirement in detail and investing the time in researching an individual’s profile to find the right match. Given that approach it was no surprise to me that the rest of the process to engage with a client and qualify the opportunity was a breeze. I highly recommend John Hawker and I will personally stay in close contact into the future as I’m certain we will find more opportunities.
One of the most efficient, professional and helpful recruiters I’ve worked with. Thank you John.
As a candidate working with Global Tech Collective it was one of the best recruitment processes I have ever experienced! It’s clear John isn’t just trying to find candidates to fill a role, he is focused on the best fit for both role, company and individual! John is an absolute testament to his profession. He was friendly, supportive, and very diligent with excellent communication working to an extremely high standard. He demonstrated a strong understanding and empathy for both the company he was recruiting on behalf of and myself as a candidate. John not only took the time to understand my skills, experience, and knowledge but also my needs and my aspirations. Once successful John’s dedication and support did not stop there and he continued to be a pillar of support throughout. I would highly recommend Global Tech Collective to candidates and companies alike.