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Meet Brian Kevin Johnston: “Seeking Extra Ordinary People This World Needs More of”

Posted on February 10, 2010
Filed Under Interviews, Recruitingblogs.com | 15 Comments


QUOTABLES:

“I tell my wife and children every single day before bed and when we get up, that I LOVE them dearly”

“I have realized customer’s buy from people they know, like, and trust, and a fancy office, and corporate brand in this business is overrated.”

“Your the kind of person this world needs more of because you live what you believe in and make a difference”

“I believe staying on top of the latest trends in social media, lead generation, and following up (auto responders/direct-email marketing) with customer is essential. If you are not using technology to leverage your brand, and relationship, you going to be swimming upstream in the near future.”


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Q&A with Brian Kevin Johnston


Six Degrees: Tell us of your home world.

Brian: I have been married to Tracy for 12+ Years, who I met in College at Chico State University. We are blessed with two children, Jacob, 9 and Madison, 4. We have two pets a Dog, and a cat.
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Our family is a very strong “unit”, and if you are like most powerful, faith based families you realize it takes hard work and dedication to be successful, which is much like recruiting. Both of our children are in competitive activities/sports, so we enjoy spending free time traveling for tournaments and competitions. It is NOT for everyone, however we have made a decision as a family to support activities and community that encourages teamwork, dedication, winning and losing gracefully, and physical fitness. I tell my wife and children every single day before bed and when we get up, that I LOVE them dearly and that “GOD has big plans for you today.” (Creating expectations)

Six Degrees: How many years have you been in the staffing industry? Brian: I have been in the third party recruiting arena for 12 year as an Engineering Recruiter in “niche” market, Medical Devices, Media/Broadcast, and Data Storage, with over 250 hires.

Six Degrees: How did you get started as a recruiter?

Brian: In late 1997 I was approached by a girl I went to high school with, and she mentioned her firm was hiring degreed sales professionals interested in a dynamic career in staffing industry. (It has been a creative/wild ride!)



Six Degrees: What single event had the most impact on your sourcing/recruiting career?

Brian: There is a recurring event that has the most impact on my career, and that is when a client or candidate thanks me for matching them together. It reminds me that my career vocation has “meaning”.

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15 Responses to “Meet Brian Kevin Johnston: “Seeking Extra Ordinary People This World Needs More of””

  1. Brian Kevin Johnston on February 10th, 2010 8:34 pm

    Dave- Thanks so much for the great interview… If there is anything I can do to serve you, please let me know? Best, Brian-

  2. Gordon on February 20th, 2010 12:25 pm

    Wow, I graduated from Chico State and I met my wife Tracy while I was going to college. We have been married for 20 years and have 8 kids.

  3. Bill Davis on February 20th, 2010 12:38 pm

    When I think of recruiters, I do list Brian as one of the top tier guys in the business. He’s one of the few people I’ve come across professionally who”gets it”. Keep the faith, Brian!

    B.

  4. Maia Chase on February 20th, 2010 1:04 pm

    Lovely article! Brian is a fantastic, dedicated guy and deserves all the success he finds!

  5. Dennis Lyall on February 20th, 2010 3:26 pm

    Brian is a great guy to work with – reliable, proactive, and friendly. He put together one of my best contract gigs ever.

  6. Pat Rarus on February 20th, 2010 7:50 pm

    Hello Brian,

    You set the gold standard for balance in an often-unbalanced world. In addition to being an excellent recruiter, you are also a social media expert, community volunteer, a person of faith and a devoted family man!

    Keep up the great work!

  7. Marc McCormick on February 21st, 2010 3:14 am

    Hi Brian,

    You’ve been emailing me for several years now. Thank you for doing so. How can I be of service?

  8. Johnny Dictionary on February 21st, 2010 10:17 am

    While extraordinary means something outstanding in a positive way, extra ordinary is made of two words;

    ordinary: common, regular

    extra: more than needed

    So that says that it is more ordinary than needed or required. In other words more ordinary than ordinary.

    Just thought you would perhaps want to fix this. I wouldn’t want my interview titled this way.

  9. lonnie on February 21st, 2010 6:52 pm

    We share many of your feelings. Good interview!

    -Lonnie

  10. linda yaddow on February 22nd, 2010 11:33 am

    Brian, you have such a great work ethic, along with family values, and the honesty that anyone would be fortunate to work with you. Sincerely, Linda Yaddow

  11. Brian Kevin Johnsotn on February 22nd, 2010 12:21 pm

    Thanks for all the nice comments! I trust and believe that what we ALL desire most (setting intentions) is on its way.. Best, Brian/Johnston Search, INC.

  12. Jorge Torres on February 22nd, 2010 1:33 pm

    Hey Brian. Great interview. Love the can do attitude! Keep up the great work.

  13. J.C. Flores on February 23rd, 2010 2:57 pm

    Great article, Brian! You are, by far, one of the few recruiters that strikes a good balance with keeping a good relationship going with your professional connections. Keep up the great work!

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