Johnny Luk


Johnny is in the Government Fast Stream (Leadership) programme, appointed as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) at the age of just 21 and then Deputy Head of Strategic Operations for Global Entrepreneurship Investment in UK Trade & Investment, a UK Government department.

Within 5 months he became Co-Chair of the Department's Graduate Committee. He is Co-Founder of the charity Inspired & Hired and author of 'The Grad Job Game' a book on getting graduate jobs. Johnny is personelly mentored by Lord Wei, the former Big Society Advisor to the Prime Minister. Johnny is also a guest columnist in 'The Chinese Weekly', a major international newspaper.

Johnny is a graduate from Durham University, with experience in the Financial Service Authority, Sun Life Financial and KPMG. Johnny taught science part time in Silver Tree Primary School and was credited in improving pass rates by 30% in just 10 weeks. He has worked with Durham Enactus to develop their Marketing Consulting Branch.

In 2012 he was awarded a prize for his dissertation on colorectal cancer and graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences (in Biology, Business and Geography). Johnny also won the 'Durham Award' and the 'Silver Cross' for his services to the community. Johnny was the Representative Committee Chairman at one of the largest College in Durham: St Cuthberts Society and its former Livers' Out Officer.

Passionate in sports, Johnny was the 2009 National Schools Rowing Gold Medallist and Captain of Rowing. At school he was the Senior Prefect for Year 7 and interim House Captain. He is the two-time House Champion in Debating and recipient of the Junior Debating Prize in 2005. At the age of 8, he won the junior regional checkers championships in the Netherlands.

Johnny has lived in 4 countries, can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin and has an interest in writing, dancing and meeting passionate people.

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Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, writing is so much more than just words, it is a medium to share a important story. I actually learned a lot about myself as I continued writing as it allowed me to reflect. It's nice to able to sit in your room, and just pour into your own world.
What do your fans mean to you?
Over the last 18 months, I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of people and they have all shown me incredible support and I am so very grateful. I sometimes get emails about my story, my book and also about my views in regards to the British Chinese Diaspora and it really spurs me on. It makes a big difference.
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Where to find Johnny Luk online


The Grad Job Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,490. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management
The Grad Job Game will help you become incredibly employable while at university. It will guide you through the whole application process and actively encourages a good social life too. It works, because the author himself followed it, getting seven internship and graduate offers and becoming a Government advisor by the age of 21. Follow this guide, and people would be crazy not to hire you.

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