One-on-one career coaching with industry professionals was offered at GIA’s London Jewellery Career Fair on April 5
The annual Gemological Institute of America (GIA) London Jewellery Career Fair brought together nearly 200 gem and jewellery enthusiasts from across Europe at the historic Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London.
Job seekers had the unique opportunity to network with international and local companies looking to fill more than 60 positions in all areas of the industry, according to GIA. They also heard from a brilliant panel of experienced industry professionals and spent quality time in one-on-one career coaching.
The April 5 event opened with a welcome address from GIA London School Director Mehdi Saadian and was followed by a wide-ranging panel discussion on “Job Success in Today’s Market,” moderated by GIA President and CEO Susan Jacques. Peter Buckie, director of Jem Services; Harriet Kelsall, founder and chair of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery; Faris Saif, associate at Sotheby’s; and Henry Deakin, director of sales at Deakin & Francis all shared insights gleaned from their extensive experience.
The next GIA Jewellery Career Fair is scheduled for October 11 in Carlsbad.