Top Ten Candidate Excuses

As recruiters it’s frustrating to hear if a candidate has not attended an interview, however some excuses we have heard over our 13 years have made us laugh. Here are our top ten worst, best or most unusual candidate excuses we’ve had over to get out of an interview. Some of them we hear time & time again, while others are somewhat less common!


Supply Chain Resolutions - Know your worth

Previously, I shared my 5 top Supply Chain resolutions, and since then I’ve had a couple of people ask me to explain more around how they can implement these changes. Well… ask and you shall receive (as I’m sure any reverand will agree).


So, I thought I’d start at the beginning with my first resolution: KNOW YOUR WORTH.

Rachel Sellers Guest Blog - Is your forecasting 'fit for purpose'?'

Guest Blog by Rachel Sellers, Commercial Planning professional-

All too often, when businesses are trying to improve their sales forecasting, reduce inventory holding, or simply improve availability and customer service, the first port of call is to review the forecast accuracy.

Cast UK welcome Olivia Fisher to the team

We’re excited to welcome Liv Fisher to the team at our Manchester head office!

Employers – get the most from your recruitment consultant

Whether you’re new to using a recruitment consultant or you've been dealing with them for a long time, have you ever considered whether you’re really making the most of what they have to offer?

5 reasons to work at Cast UK

Whenever I meet with candidates to discuss opportunities here at the Cast UK, I always ask them; “what strengths can you bring the team?”, “what makes you stand out against other candidates?” or “why do you want to work at Cast UK?”.

Drivers for business change in 2017

Business Change and Transformation is a hot topic right now with almost all of our specialist sector clients looking to implement change over the next 12 months.

Many of our contacts are already in the process of hiring the professionals they require to implement planned change for the coming year, meaning the market is more competitive than ever.

Cast UK welcome new Managing Consultant

We are delighted to announce the appointment of new Managing Consultant, Annabel Plowman, joining us at our Manchester office.

Hotseat: Jack Currell on beginning his career in recruitment

Jack joined Cast UK 3 months ago and is part our Supply Chain team, recruiting professionals into the FMCG and Retail sectors across the South East. Jack joined Cast UK after graduating from Sheffield Hallam with a degree in Business and Enterprise Management and has previous experience in sale and supplier relationship roles.

Hotseat: Daniel Kirk on his career in recruitment

Daniel joined Cast UK 3 months ago and is part our Supply Chain team, recruiting supply chain professionals into the FMCG sector across the North West. Before joining Cast UK, Daniel has worked in sales and recruitment roles with various companies.