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In a highly competitive marketplace, where Masters and Doctorate degrees are more common than ever, people can no longer rely on an outstanding education to be the cornerstone to landing the job you want.

Desirable employers know that education alone does not guarantee employee success, so they are digging deeper with sophisticated recruitment tools to look for someone who is going to fit in well with the organizational culture, is reliable and will bring their passion and strengths to work each day. So how do people succeed in a job market that is highly competitive and succeed in rigorous screening processes?

A.T. Polgar Associates has developed Career Wise — a 2-day workshop that consists of 3 parts:
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Completed standardized tests and qualitative data identifies areas of significant potential within each attendee and helps them greatly understand their behavior characteristics. This is what employers are screening for. Through this process, instructor Alex Polgar helps to identify areas of strength, areas of improvement and devise a plan of action that can be taken in order to be a more well-rounded applicant and employee. At the end of the workshop, each attendee receives  an in-depth personalized, quantitative and qualitative profile that objectively outlines who you are. This customized profile becomes part of your employment application giving you an advantage over others applying to the same position since it tells hiring manager or human resources professional what type of person you are as well as your stellar competencies. Objective measures of your strengths, competencies and cognitive developmental perspective will provide employers far more information than your resume, thereby increasing your odds of being invited into the selection process. Perhaps even more importantly you will have the opportunity to understand yourself better and becoming a more confident interviewee. Click for dates and pricing.

Workshops are scheduled for the second Thursday and Friday of each month in Hamilton, ON. To ensure attendee success, space is limited to 10 participants per workshop.

Career Wise is designed and delivered by Alexander (Alex) T. Polgar, M.S.W., Ph.D., R..S.W.

Alex-Polgar-imageAlex has been described by those who know his work and are familiar with his work as a person driven by his inquisitive mind, and his primary motivation to advance the human condition. Alex’s career spans 46-years of practice, and he has spent a considerable portion of his career designing and implementing recruitment and selection methodologies for large and small, public and private organizations. He has experienced first-hand the angst of leading edge organizations all wanting to identify and hire the top applicants. Career Wise is designed specifically to help attendees get into the selection process of highly desirable employers. The workshop is also designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to perform optimally in all kinds of interview formats especially the behaviorally based ones.

Alex knows all too well that in highly competitive academic programs, including at the graduate school level, little if any time is spent on preparing graduates for successfully negotiating the challenges of securing desirable employment. Career Wise is designed to fill this void.

Success for everyone is the primary goal of Career Wise.  For more information on the Career Wise process and pricing click here or email Alex at for specific times and locations.