With so many options and a wide range of possible career paths to consider, things can sometimes get a little bit confusing.
We understand that your time is precious and that attending interviews is not only time consuming, but for many people, it can also be a daunting experience.
You are unique. Every candidate has different motivations, skill sets, aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, and personality traits. We would always dissuade any career move that is motivated purely by financial reasons because there are so many other important factors to consider. That is why we take the time to understand your individual needs before recommending any opportunity, thus preventing any time wasting by sending you to inappropriate interviews.
With our extensive market knowledge, we have access to leading employers within the General Insurance, Financial Services and Accountancy & Finance industries, enabling us to secure a suitable opportunity for you. When we agree to work with each other, we begin with a meeting, when possible. This consultation is free and usually lasts for approximately one hour. We will give you our honest opinion of your expectations, and offer you our professional advice in terms of where we feel you should be directing your career.
If at the end of our discussion, we believe that it is not the right time for you to change jobs, or we feel that we may struggle to help you, then rest assured, we will be open and honest enough to tell you. Perhaps you are not sure yourself, that now is the time for a change, and you would like a ‘no obligation’, confidential discussion about what is happening in the market. If this is so, we are happy to talk. Importantly, you will not incur any fees from us for the service that we provide.
You can be assured that your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence at all times. We also guarantee that you will be fully briefed on every position for which you are applying. Feedback, positive or negative, is hugely beneficial for self-improvement. That is why, following every interview with one of our clients, we will ensure that you receive prompt and constructive feedback.
Our philosophy is to build a long-term relationship with you throughout the course of your career. We are genuinely interested in your career advancement, and if you are satisfied with the service that we provide, we hope that you will recommend us to your colleagues, friends and employers.
Working with Aston Charles, you will benefit from an extensive range of added value services, including:
CV Writing Service
Although many of our clients trust our professional judgement as to whether or not they should interview our candidates, there is no doubt that CVs are important. First impressions really do count. Your CV is the first point of contact that you will have with a prospective employer, therefore, it needs to represent you in the most favourable way possible. When we meet with you, we will review your CV to ensure that it highlights your strengths and promotes you in the best possible way. We may well add important points that have been raised during our meeting, or decide to omit parts that might not necessarily be relevant.
It is possible that you don’t have a CV because there has been no need for you to write one for a long time. If this is the case, don’t worry. We can help you to prepare one, as this is something we do on a regular basis.
Interview Preparation – Free Comprehensive Guide to ‘Excelling in Interviews’
On registration with Aston Charles, you will receive our free comprehensive guide to ‘Excelling in Interviews’. This guide has been complied over the years from actual feedback from our clients. Many of our candidates find this information invaluable, and it covers important subjects such as:
- How to present yourself and make a great first impression.
- What information to research on your prospective employer.
- Important questions to ask during the interview.
- How to best explain your genuine reasons for leaving previous employers.
- How to effectively convey the right level of enthusiasm and ambition for the role.
- How to deal with difficult questions regarding your salary expectations.
- How to prepare for, and answer Competency Based questions.
- Unusual interview techniques and potentially difficult questions to be aware of.