How to participate in a 1-1 Chat
Scheduling and participating in chats with recruiters
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Written by Jason Lord
Updated over a week ago


Important notice: For the new 1-1 Chat flow, please refer to this article: LINK

1-1 Chats are private video chats between you and one recruiter that provide space for deeper conversations, such as interviews or coffee chats. Depending on how your event organizer has configured the 1-1 Chat format, requests can be sent by either recruiters or talents, or both.

They are a great way for you to network and connect with recruiters.

Find out everything you need to know about 1-1 Chats with the following steps.


In the "Events" tab, click on the event you are participating in and go to the "1-1 Chats" tab.

Step 1 - Tabs and available slots

  • "Requests" tab: Any requests sent by you or a recruiter.

  • "In Scheduling" tab: You can pick a time slot in the recruiter's calendar.

  • "Confirmed" tab: After you picked a time slot, the 1-1 Chat is confirmed.

  • "Declined" tab: Any declined requests will appear here.

  • "Completed" tab: After a 1-1 Chat has taken place, you can review who you have spoken to in this tab.

Next to the different tabs you can see the number of slots you still have available.

You can also use filters to find recruiters from a specific company.

Step 2 - Sending requests

The profile of a recruiter will show the number of open slots and the number of requests they have received. Simply click on "Request" to send it out.

Next, a new window is going to open where you will be able to include a message for the recruiter. Depending on how they set up their incoming requests, this section may also include more information on the type of candidate they would ideally like to talk to, or sometimes even a customized question they have for you.

If they did include a customized question, please note that you will have to answer it in order to be able to send the request.

Step 3 - Monitoring requests

In the "Requests" tab, you can see all requests and filter for the ones sent by you or the recruiter. After sending a request it will be labelled with "Waiting for feedback". Should you want to cancel the request, you can do so by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of the recruiters profile.

Step 4 - Confirming requests and selecting a time slot

If a recruiter accepted your request, it will show up in the "In Scheduling" tab for you to pick a time slot in their calendar.

Select a time from their calendar and then click on "Confirm 1-1 Chat".

Please note that on some occasions it could happen that a recruiter sent you a request, but other talents have already taken all available time slots. This may change at a later point if recruiters or talents choose to reschedule or cancel some chats, and new slots could potentially open up again.

Step 5 - Joining a 1-1 Chat

During the live event, you can access a confirmed 1-1 Chat through either the "1-1 Chat" tab or the "My Schedule" tab. Simply click on “Join” button to access the chat.

Step 6 - Technical Setup

At the bottom of your screen, you will be able to turn your camera and microphone off and on by clicking on the camera and microphone icons, or select a different camera or microphone by clicking on the settings icon. If you need technical support, click on the life ring symbol to open up the chat with the Talentspace technical support team.

You also have the option to share your screen in a 1-1 Chat, but you will not be able to upload any materials.

You can also choose from a couple of virtual backgrounds, or choose to blur or semi-blur your background. To do so, simply click on the virtual backgrounds icon at the bottom of your screen. Please note that you will not be able to upload customized backgrounds.

Step 7 - The Company, People and Chat tabs

While you are in a 1-1 Chat, you also have access to the company profile on the right side of your screen.

The "People" tab is going to show you and the recruiter, and you can also type in the "Chat" section.

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