SOURCE: Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning

September 21, 2010 09:30 ET

New Milady Resource Helps Graduating Beauty & Wellness Students Find Employment After School

Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions Is the Only Job Preparation Tool for the Industry

CLIFTON PARK, NY--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Milady, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of beauty and wellness learning solutions, today announced the availability of Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions, a new online job preparation tool for beauty and wellness students. This comprehensive resource helps graduating students prepare for the job market as well as locate and apply for jobs in their field. Milady's Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions is the only electronic job preparation tool specific for the beauty and wellness industry, and can be used by students or anyone interested in a career in the beauty and wellness field. It will also help practicing technicians prepare for a job change and provides access to part-time positions that a licensed service provider can apply for such as freelance jobs, consulting, training, writing, theatre and film, sales and other applicable opportunities.

"Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to help their students make the successful transition from the classroom to the job force," said Dawn Gerrain, president, Milady. "Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions is a results-driven resource schools can use with their students to help them prepare for and secure employment."

After setting up their personal profiles in Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions, users learn how to build a professional resume and cover letter, and can find advice on networking, negotiating and interviewing. This resource also offers video clips to keep the user engaged through each step of the job preparation process. Continuously updated job search tools, powered by a leading online job listing aggregator, are provided to help students identify job opportunities in their area which cater to their individual skills and interests. Users can then easily apply for jobs through the Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions site and can track and update their progress in job searching, career exploration and education planning. Information on job-search tactics, as well as the opportunity to take low-cost distance learning courses, helps users improve their overall employment prospects. In addition, information on licensing, unemployment benefits, health benefits and other services is available.

Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions is convenient and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For only $10, users can purchase access to this resource for 180 days. Access cards are sold through CengageBrain.com and are available in bookstores at participating beauty and wellness schools. Cards can also be bought packaged with other Milady products.

For more information on Milady's Beauty & Wellness Career Transitions please visit http://tinyurl.com/miladycareertransitions.

About Milady
Milady, part of Cengage Learning, is the leading provider of beauty and wellness education and has been an industry staple for the past 80 years. Known not only as a provider of pre-licensure resources, Milady offers training and consulting nationwide in various forms for salon and spa professionals, changing the lives of tens of thousands each year. For more information on Milady please visit www.milady.cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. Cengage Learning's brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.

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