Cerritos College launches online career search tool Career Coach

Cerritos College launches online career search tool

Career Coach helps students and community members find jobs and careers

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Cerritos College homepageNORWALK, Calif. - March 22, 2012 - Cerritos College has launched Career Coach, an online tool that allows students and community members to explore career opportunities and industry information by visiting the college's website and clicking on the Career Coach button in the center column.

"This is free and available to students and the community," said Dr. Marilyn Brock, interim vice president of Academic Affairs at Cerritos College.

Through a simple keyword search, students and any visitor to the college's website can learn about the employment prospects of careers they want to research. The real-time information is customized to the college's region and includes detailed wage estimates and up-to-date job postings associated with any career. Users can also explore the college's programs when searching for specific jobs.

"Jobs are listed in real time and person can search by miles from Cerritos to find employers who are hiring right now. I would encourage the community to use it," said Dr. Brock.
If a career doesn't look like the right fit, individuals can search for similar jobs and see the largest skill gaps to fill to move to that career. They can also search for careers based on the college's top training programs -- or the program or major they are interested in.

In addition, Career Coach includes a built-in resume builder to help students and jobseekers quickly and efficiently put together an updated resume with key skills and job experience highlighted.

Career Coach is available to the public and does not require a user name or password. For more information or to request assistance in using Career Coach, contact the Cerritos College Academic Affairs at http://cms.cerritos.edu/academic-affairs/contact-us.htm.

Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.