CARLSBAD, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're reading this, chances are you're looking for a job that reflects who you really are and what you really love. So imagine yourself in a job where you are surrounded by rare and beautiful objects. Imagine a job where you are a part of the happiest moments in people's lives. If you can see yourself in a career that involves creativity, glamour and luxury, then you should investigate the many job opportunities available in the fine gem and jewelry industry. The Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) free Jewelry Career Fair is the gem and jewelry industry's largest recruiting event of the year and a great place to learn about the exceptional careers in this fascinating industry. Buying and selling diamonds and gemstones; designing and manufacturing jewelry; and managing, owning or working for a fine jewelry retailer are only some of the many exciting options available to you. You'll find that GIA's Jewelry Career Fair is more than a typical job fair. You will have the chance to meet with prospective employers to learn about job openings, requirements, salaries and benefits. But the event also offers a slate of activities designed to provide you with insight into how the jewelry industry works and how you can make your current skills and experience relevant to employers. There are seminars devoted to helping you define career goals, market yourself, and provide you with a host of other job-hunting tools. The event also offers free career coaching sessions where you can be "mentored" by industry VIPs. It's an opportunity to sit down, one-on-one with company owners and executives, who willingly answer your questions and offer tailored career advice. In the end, it's all about jobs, though. The event typically attracts more than 50 companies who recruit at Jewelry Career Fair -- many from the New York area -- including Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Fortunoff Fine Jewelers, Zale Corp., Christie's, David S. Diamonds, Inc., Belenky Brothers Kristin's Fine Jewelry, and Frederic Goodman Fine Jewelers. Employers look forward to Jewelry Career Fair as much as job seekers. "It gives us the opportunity to meet so many fresh and qualified candidates who are passionate about jewelry," said Rahul Kadakia, senior vice president of Christie's. "We try to meet the next generation of specialists for Christie's Jewellery Department." Kadakia, a GIA Graduate Gemologist, is also a former Career Fair job seeker who found his first job in the industry at the event. So if you're looking for a gem of a job and a career you can be passionate about, be sure to attend GIA's Jewelry Career Fair July 29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Doors open at 9 a.m., and the event runs until 3 p.m. To learn more about GIA's Jewelry Career Fair visit www.gia.edu or call GIA's Jewelry Career Fair hotline at 800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Prime sponsor for the New York Career Fair is The VNU Jewelry Group.
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America