Ever wanted to work in the jewelry biz? Whether you want to start a new career the way I did, or you’re hoping to steer your current jewelry job in a new direction, you’re welcome to come to the Gemological Institute of America Career Fair tomorrow at New York City’s Javits Center. The event starts at 10 a.m., and it is free and open to the public; you just have to register here.
GIA says 40 gem and jewelry companies will be there, looking for new hires. As a bonus, I’ll be part of the opening panel, “Job Success in Today’s Market.” My co-panelists will be Joel Schechter, executive vice president at Richline; Fallon Bock, a recent GIA graduate working as a diamond quality specialist for Leo Schachter Diamond Group; and Greg Kwiat, chief executive officer for Kwiat & Fred Leighton.
It’s a little-known fact, but I took GIA’s famous diamond grading course early in my jewelry career! I had already made the move from journalist to investment-bank vice president to jewelry designer on my own, but I wanted to feel more confident about diamonds. Come out to the Javits tomorrow and you’ll hear more about my career path and maybe get some inspiration for your own future.