CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 27, 2006, the
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will host its West Coast Jewelry
Career Fair and Open House from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Institute's
headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.
Hundreds of GIA students, seasoned professionals, and entry-level job
seekers are expected to converge on GIA's Robert Mouawad Campus to meet
some of the industry's most prominent employers, including Tiffany & Co.,
Whitehall Jewelers, Zale Corp., and Movado. These job recruiters come to
Career Fair to showcase scores of exciting employment opportunities and
conduct preliminary interviews of interested candidates.
Job seekers can also jumpstart their careers by meeting the many
industry VIPs who volunteer at Career Fair each year to offer advice and
insight into what it takes to succeed in this diverse and rewarding field.
One-on-one career coaching, professional development seminars, and
networking with the trade's key players are some of the benefits available
to job seekers who attend this industry-wide job fair.
Prominent experts like Huw Daniel of Platinum Guild International, Matt
Runci of Jewelers of America and Mary Todd-McGinnis of Ben Bridge Jewelers
will discuss the latest hiring trends in key industry sectors and offer
tips about what makes a job seeker more competitive and marketable in
today's business environment.
Job seekers will also hear from employment industry expert Phil Blair,
executive officer of Manpower of San Diego. Blair appears frequently in
local business publications and television and speaks candidly about the
"dos and don'ts" of finding, interviewing, and securing a job.
Now in its 16th year, the GIA's Jewelry Career Fair was established to
provide a meeting ground for industry employers and talented job seekers
who have the commitment, skills and training to succeed in careers in the
jewelry industry. "GIA was instrumental in getting me where I am today,"
says Rahul Kadakia, G.G. and senior vice president, head of jewelry
department for Christie's, "It was through the Career Fair that I was able
to secure a position as graduate trainee at Christie's London."
The Carlsbad event is also an opportunity for those who are interested
in gems and jewelry, and GIA itself, to tour the Institute's campus and
museum exhibits, attend classroom demonstrations, and learn about GIA's
To learn more about Career Fair either as a job seeker or employer,
please visit www.careerfair.gia.edu.
Employers can also contact Dani Oliver, GIA Career Services Manager, at
800-421-7250, ext. 4195, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job seekers can also call the GIA Jewelry Career Fair hotline at
800-421-7250, ext. 4100, or e-mail Careerfair@gia.edu.
Career Fair was founded by GIA and The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of
Southern California. The JCK Publishing Group and The Jewelers 24 Karat
Club of Southern California are the prime sponsors for GIA's West Coast
An independent nonprofit organization, the Gemological Institute of
America (GIA) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology.
Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most
respected gemological education available. In 1953, the Institute created
the International Diamond Grading System(TM) which, today, is recognized by
virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research,
education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the
Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by
upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and
SOURCE Gemological Institute of America