Panel discussion on 'Job Success in Today’s Market' at the GIA Jewelry Career Fair in Carlsbad, California
More than 600 visitors took part in the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) annual Jewelry Career Fair and Open House on October 11 at its headquarters in Carlsbad, California.
Aspiring gem and jewellery professionals, GIA students, open house visitors, industry professionals and recruiters attended informative panel discussions and engaged in one-on-one career coaching sessions. There were also networking and classroom demonstrations.
For the first time, the panel discussions on “Job Success in Today’s Market” panel and “Creative Careers” were live streamed on Facebook, making them available to a wider community of aspiring industry professionals.
According to GIA, there were a record number of 42 recruiters this year – including local San Diego stores and global companies such as Tiffany & Co and Signet Jewelers – looking to fill positions from entry level to senior management. Job seekers also had the opportunity to connect with industry veterans to receive personalised career advice.
“The success of GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair over the past 28 years is due to the generous mentorship of career coaches, the expertise of panellists and participation of recruiters. GIA Jewelry Career Fairs are planned for next year in New York on March 13, in London on June 19, and in Carlsbad on October 16,” GIA said.