Nearly 900 unemployment benefit II receiver and about 70 employers met fast. “Long-term unemployed will benefit from this application form in particular”, Klaus Muller-star husband, Managing Director of ARGE Cologne is: even candidates, whose Unterlagen, screened by human resources managers because they fit not quite into the grid, get the chance on a personal conversation. ” Grade point average, a goof in the work certificate, question marks in the Vita are secondary in the job speed dating, because at the decisive moment it depends primarily on the personality. An analysis that can underpin the Cologne with numbers, because the results from the application Marathon prove that many applicants only points through her personal taste. As a whole, then 3,522 application discussions were held. The HR management have almost every third candidate assessed then as well suited for the job”. In about 600 cases, they invited the applicant to an interview in the company, almost 2,000 times she requested detailed documents. Some candidates, even on the same day with a binding job commitment, could go home. Without any preparation does not however: the Cologne at the start of the event, participants received an application package: a flyer with picture, resume and experience, they handed the potential employers. To participate in the job speed dating, they had previously first pass through a selection process in the weeks. Candidates were then prepared in a coaching on the special form of the short presentation. Requirement for participation was that the applicant already had experience. Speed dating opens the doors while the immediate signature under a contract of employment which pays exception, but for many applicants is the participation, because this is the first step, to discuss follow-up talks the re-entry into the profession to create. The job speed dating saves us a lot of time in the process of the candidate search, it is an effective form to the pre-selection,”Martin sums up axis, team leader at the sports specialist Decathlon, which established contacts in this way when the job-speed-dating in Bremerhaven. Many HR managers emphasize, again, that counts for them above all the first impression of a candidate, but they mean the outer impression and the appearance of more. Few dare actually to establish a decision for or against a candidate”, confirms also Werner Schmidt, Sales Director IT recruitment, Executive Search & selection at the Dusseldorf Personaldienstleister Harvey Nash. A job speed dating could be just a small mosaic stone in the great puzzle of the decision, especially when it comes to challenging positions and high professional qualifications. The lower the requirements, so Schmidt, the sooner the concept could access certainly. However, the trend was of the Job speed dating for many companies an important instrument for the contacts in the context of the candidate marketing. Manager recruitment consultant practice – which only works if a customer did not set the requirements of and only a picture of the market wants to instead of a candidate on paper to bring the potential customer and to sell, then many good words you brings together customers and candidates alike for ten minutes”, reports the Harvey Nash. In turn these customers are extremely scarce in the current market situation.