Jobseekers' FAQ



What types of companies attend a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair?

Depending on the location, 30 to 60 companies ranging from prestigious brands to innovative start-ups typically recruit at the Careers Fair. These companies include retailers, auction houses, design firms, and others from the gem and jewellery industry. Click here to see which companies are recruiting in New York or Carlsbad

What should I bring to a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair?

Bring several copies of your CV, business cards, a pen & paper, and prepared questions. If you need help with creating a CV, Career Services can help you. The Jobseeker's Handbook also has helpful tips. If you are a jewellery designer, be sure to bring your portfolio or appropriate technology to display your best work.

What should I wear to a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair?

Wear professional business attire such as a suit, a sports jacket with slacks/skirt, a button-down shirt and appropriate shoes.

Who can attend a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair?

Anyone looking for employment opportunities in the gem and jewellery industry is welcome to attend. GIA students and alumni are strongly encouraged to participate as this is a particularly important opportunity for recent or new graduates to build their professional network.

What is the cost to attend a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair?

There is no charge for jobseekers to attend.

What do the Career Coaching sessions involve?

Each 15 minute Career Coaching session is your chance to meet one-on-one with an industry professional who works in a sector of the industry that interests you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, seek advice and share ideas.

How long are coaching appointments?

Each coaching appointment is 15 minutes in length. Coaches are available from 10:15 am – 1:00 pm at the GIA Jewellery Careers Fair in New York and from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. at the GIA Jewellery Careers Fair in Carlsbad. Since appointments are limited, you are encouraged to schedule your first coaching session as early as possible. Sign up starts at 8:00 a.m.

Can I bring a guest?

Yes! Anyone looking for employment opportunities in the gem and jewellery industry is welcome to attend. Remember, there is no charge for jobseekers to attend.

Where is the Careers Fair?

The GIA Jewellery Careers Fair in New York is being held on 25 July 2016 at the Javits Center, 1E Hall, New York, NY.
The GIA Jewellery Careers Fair in Carlsbad is being held on 7 October 2016 at GIA Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA.