Getting the Interview - How to Make Your Application Stand Out

Date & Time

Monday, 23 November 2015
14:30 to 16:30


Point Grey Campus and via Videoconference

Offered by

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

Registration Closed / Past Event


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:  Matthew Heiydt is the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers Recruiter in Residence.  Over the past 9 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.

Part II of this series, “Owning the Interview” will take place on February 22nd, 2016, 1-3 PM.

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Registration Information

This session will be available via videoconference at the Diamond Health Care Centre Room 2267 (Vancouver General Hospital) and at Reichwald Health Sciences Centre RHS223 (UBC - Okanagan). Registration in both the in-person and videoconferencing sessions are required, and will open on Monday, November 16th. 

Registration priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Applicants will receive confirmation within two working days of their registration. If you have difficulty with registration, send an email to


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.