#6 It’s okay to ask for help – with Johnny Walker

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Johnny Walker, Director of CMC Resourcing in London, is a specialist recruitment consultant, with a 17 year proven track record and known throughout the industry for helping financial services companies recruit top interim, project, program & change candidates.  He believes one of the most highly prized assets a person (or company) can possess is diversity in skills and knowledge.

Click to tweet: Johnny Walker shares his incredible journey on Recruiters Live Lounge today!

Favourite success quote

  • Johnny’s favourite success quote is ‘If you want something that you’ve never had before, then you’ve got to do something that you’ve never done before’.

Biggest failure faced in recruitment

  •  Johnny feels his worst moment of failure was in 2014 when he tried expanding, but with the wrong people, and along with poor funding and the business plan not properly thought out, it just didn’t work. He found himself working for less reward and with less success for his clients. Watch the interview now to find out how he turned it completely around in less than a year.

Recruitment ‘eureka’ moment

  • Johnny’s light bulb moment came when as a reluctant entrepreneur after 12 years in the industry, he called around all his clients and asked them if, and he told them it was a big if, but if he was to start his own recruitment company, would he have their business? All of them said yes. He didn’t get one single rejection.

The crystal ball

  • Over the next five Johnny thinks we’ll be seeing a shift towards contract recruitment and also a big increase in automation.

Best piece of business advice

  • “Ask for help”

Business resource

Social media – Johnny’s a massive fan of using social media in our industry and he uses Lisa Jones at Barclay Jones to manage his.

Best business book

Selling to VITO’ by Tony Parinello

Johnny’s final piece of advice – ‘Chest out, chin up and be proud of who you are.’  

Interview Links

Find out more about Johnny via his LinkedIn profile  and contact him on johnny@cmcresourcing.com

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