Why Use Us - Candidates

Ashton Gray operates very successfully in a niche market – finding quality individuals for entrepreneurial businesses undergoing change.  Whilst the rate of change and the challenges will vary enormously depending on the needs of the client business, the roles we handle offer far more interesting opportunities for highly motivated candidates who want to make a difference.

We take the time to get to know each candidate and gain a thorough understanding of their experience and skills and to establish how best to help them fulfill their career ambitions longer term plans.  We treat every candidate with respect and, unlike many other recruiters, we respond to every application and feedback with a final decision on whether or not they have been successful.  

Many candidates have been so impressed with our service that they have returned as clients and asked for help with filling other senior roles.  They have also very kindly recommended us to their friends and contacts which has helped us to maintain an excellent database of high calibre candidates and a steady flow of interesting assignments.

This strong emphasis on top quality service is based on Caryn Musker’s extensive experience of working with candidates at all stages of their career and a very genuine interest in finding out what makes them tick.  

As well as giving guidance to applicants during the selection procedure Caryn is also available on a consultancy basis to provide more intensive advice on how individuals can enhance their marketability.  This is individually tailored and can include for example a revamp of an out of date cv, interview coaching, or an update on how and where to search for vacancies.  This is likely to appeal to people who have not ventured into the recruitment market for many years or those whose attempts have not been as successful as they would like.

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The roles handled by Ashton Gray are never routine and offer plenty of challenges to commercially focussed individuals. Caryn demonstrates an excellent awareness of the needs and expectations of both clients and candidates and is skilled at putting the two together.

Adrian Jones
Non-executive Director
New Earth Solutions Group

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