The Best Candidate Wins: Interview to Job Negotiation Strategies (Foundations of Career Planning Program)

Date & Time

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm


Thea Koerner House, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Point Grey campus


Postdoctoral Fellows Office



The Best Candidate Wins: Interview to Job Negotiation Strategies is suited for postdoctoral fellows who are seeking to further their careers in business or industry. The principles and practices can also be applied to academia. 

The Best Candidate Wins is a highly experiential workshop that will build your confidence and help you to:

  • Strategize on ways to get your foot in the door and deliver your pitch or get an interview
  • Practice pitching the value you provide to a potential “employer” in a telephone screening call and informal in-person setting;
  • Prepare for and successfully respond to questions in a simulated interview; and
  • Negotiate your compensation package once you are offered the position.

Pre-work is required for this session, and will be distributed by the PDFO in advance of the workshop date.


Dene Rossouw, Principal & Learning Coach,

Dene Rossouw

Dene Rossouw

Dene Rossouw is the principal and learning coach at team Possibil – building influence and inspiring innovation at work. His experience and eclectic background as a preacher, coach, author and photographer provide a rich backdrop for him to speak and coach about the art of inviting possibility, building influence and inspiring innovation through the power of authentic dialogue and compelling storytelling.


This session is part of the Foundations of Career Planning program. Please visit the page for more information and to apply.