pleasant personality, enthusiasm, strong communication skills, sales acumen etc.
– which are impossible to evaluate by examining the written applications that candidates send.
It's a bit like Chatroulette, but without the naked creepsters (one hopes) and with an aim at establishing real connections between people.
It's set up to be a bit less random than something like My Chance Romance, too. Just log in before the event starts and make sure your camera is working, and you'll get connected with your potential matches.
Additionally, if you decide to simply start speed dating on the fly, you'll be matched for a date with another user that's available, so you'd better be ready with your webcam when you click on "Start." You can also chat during a speed date, in addition to talking on the webcam.
Dates can also be ended early, though this is seen as a negative thing.
The series is made possible by Microsoft Biz Spark.
Name: Wink Vid Quick Pitch: Wink Vid is a new way to meet singles in your area using live, one-to-one video chat.
As a result, retail recruiters are faced with a strenuous and time-consuming selection process.After you create an account (it's easy to do thanks to Facebook Connect), you can sign up for a "Wink Up," a one-hour speed dating event that places you in four-minute video conversations with at least 10 singles in your area. After each video chat, you can choose whether or not you'd like to follow up with your match.If you both say yes, you'll have the opportunity to contact one another to talk more or arrange a real date.This post is part of Mashable's Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups.If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.Speed dating got really popular a few years back, and it looks like someone is trying to bring that trend to the online market.Speed Date is a community where you can hold speed dates via webcam during scheduled events through its service.There is, however, a Pause option for those that don't need to end a date, but do need a quick break.During the speed dating session, you can vote for the ones you like, and they'll of course vote as well.You'll be asked why you're ending the date, and all the options are bad.Why couldn't you just happen to need to end a good date because your boss is walking by?Unlike technical positions, where recruiters can shortlist a number of candidates based on their experience, education and qualifications, retail positions require interaction between the recruiter and the candidate from the very beginning of the selection process.Add to this the fact that retail jobs are in high demand, yielding as many as 40-50 candidates per position, and you’ve got your work cut out for you!They had six minutes to meet and greet their fellow seniors, all at least 65 years old, in the first senior speed dating event of its kind.