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West End company launches new video app that hails end of “boring old job CVs”

By Ian Marland at

A new company based in the West End of Glasgow is bringing video into the job application process.

Vob, a video job application app, has launched in response to demand for a more user-friendly and up to date selection process from the hospitality recruitment sector.

Vob will help customers to build the best team by uncovering people who really fit the culture of the company.

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Modern: Vob fits in with the way younger generations communicate through digital devices.

Vob is already working with some well-known West End and city bars and restaurants including Bread Meats Bread, Lebowskis, Viper, The Crafty Pig, Crossing The Rubicon and Chaakoo plus many more.

The app promises to save time and money usually wasted in interviewing or sifting CVs.

Euan Cameron, one of the Vob team, said the company was currently focusing on West End venues

He said the app came out of frustrations in both applying and recruiting for jobs.

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Exciting: Vob promises an end to paper CVs which can be lacking in the personal touch.

Euan said: “I have been recruiting for a number of years, as have the others in the team and we all find that we get a pile of CVs in from Gumtree, Indeed, S1 Jobs etc. which are all just copy and pasted by applicants.

“What we wanted were fewer but higher quality applicants, so we didn’t need to waste time and money sifting through them all.

“As snapchat and FaceTime is the norm for many people to communicate in 2016 it felt natural that we ask them for videos upfront, rather than a boring, and old fashioned CV.”

Euan added: “Our vision is to help build the world’s best teams by surfacing the right people through video.”

The new company offers Video Job Applications to businesses in the Glasgow area, with ambitious aims to grow rapidly within the UK.

Vob allows job seekers to apply for local jobs with a video of themselves answering questions.

The applicants can apply anywhere and at anytime through the simple user interface.

Euan Cameron:

“What we wanted was fewer applicants but higher quality, so we didn’t need to waste time and money sifting through them all.

“As snapchat and FaceTime is the norm for many people to communicate in 2016 it felt natural that we ask them for videos upfront, rather than a boring, and old fashioned CV.”

The Vob application has had over 300 job seekers download the app in the first 2 weeks of operation and has successfully placed 3 people in employment across the city with many more in the process.

Based in Glasgow, Vob will initially employ 4 staff and has plans to recruit more over the next twelve months.

The company also plans to grow rapidly in the Glasgow hospitality vertical, becoming the go-to place for quick, high quality recruitment.

The fast paced and customer focused target market is estimated at more than £26.5 billion per year in the UK.

The company’s founders work in marketing, app development, product designer and digital creative services.

For more information about Vob visit: http://www.vobapp.com/