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Glossary and definitions

Words and expressions used in the rest of the Matching event chapter are defined here.

Matching event

A matching event is organized by a host who invites companies and candidates. The companies and candidates are then matched depending on how they answer and evaluate questions in a form created by the host. If the companies and candidates approve their matches, they can book interviews to meet and start collaborations.

Event host

The host ​​for a matching event is usually a group of people who manage the event together. They invite companies and candidates and decide who may and may not participate in the event. They also set the basic structure for the event; for example, if the event takes place on a specific date or if it takes place between two dates.

Main tasks for the host:

  • Design an ad
  • Design a form for candidates
  • Design a form for companies
  • Invite companies and candidates
  • Provide companies and candidates with information
  • The host ​​also create something called matching profiles.

Matching profile

The host ​​create matching profiles that companies and candidates must choose from before answering or evaluating questions in the form. Depending on which profile or profiles they choose, they may answer different questions in the form.

Examples of matching profiles:

  • Developer
  • UI Designer
  • Project manager

Talent Profile

Companies create a talent profile for each type of role they want to recruit for. For each talent profile, they choose which matching profile fits best. After that, the company needs to answer some questions that depend on which matching profile they have chosen. The companies then evaluate each answer to the questions. They can rate it as "Not interesting", "Nice to have" or "Need to have".

An example could be if a question is:

Do you have a driver's license?

  • Yes
  • No

If the company considers a driver's license to be a need requirement for their talent profile, they mark the answer "Yes" as a "Need to have".

Examples of talent profiles:

  • AI developer
  • Web developer
  • Web designer

In the example above, the two developer profiles should be linked to the matching profile Developer and the talent profile Web Designer should be linked to the matching profile UI Designer.


Companies apply for matching events just like candidates but their goal is to find a candidate who meets their requirements.

If a company is approved by the host, they can then start creating something called talent profiles. They create a profile for each type of role they want to recruit for.

Each candidate is matched against all talent profiles. Thus, for each talent profile, matches can be generated that the company can then book interviews with.


Candidates apply to the event and can answer different questions depending on which matching profiles they choose. How they answer the questions determines if and what talent profiles they will match with. If they get a match, they can then be invited to interviews with the companies.