Getting the Interview- How to Make Your Application Stand Out

Date & Time

Friday, 21 November 2014
13:00 to 15:00


BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 W. 10th Ave

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers

Registration Closed / Past Event


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Session description: Do you want to significantly increase the chances of getting the interview as opposed to just applying and hoping?  Don’t get lost in piles of resumes ever again!  The application process can be tricky and one small mistake can lose any chance of an interview.  Learn how to maximize each step and get the interviews you want.

Facilitator:  gps_matthew_heiydt_photo.jpgMatthew Heiydt is the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers Recruiter in Residence.  Over the past 8 years, Matthew Heiydt has been dedicated to helping companies hire and retain quality and qualified people.  From a numbers perspective - Matthew has managed 1,000 + permanent recruits, interviewed 2,000 + candidates, and worked with over 300 + companies in recruitment and on-boarding initiatives.

When the discussion revolves around Hiring, On-boarding, and general People Planning, Matthew is someone you should be talking to.

He has worked in private industry, held multiple management positions, and has acted as a career advisor within education.  He has been a public speaker on topics such as "Recruitment Best Practices", "How to work with a Recruiter", and his favourite topic "Generations in the Work Place". Matthew is currently President of BackStretch Consulting Group.  BackStretch is a new recruitment alternative that delivers quality and time savings at a justifiable price point for the long term growth of Canadian companies.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

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