Tips for Jobseekers

Three Things to do Before a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair

  1. Review the Day at a Glance. This will help you to make the most of the GIA Jewellery Careers Fair, and ensure that you attend the sessions that are of interest to you.
  2. Learn about the companies that are recruiting. Impress recruiters by learning about their companies before meeting with them. Visit company websites and develop questions about the companies and their job opportunities.
  3. Bring at least ten copies of your CV. You’ll have the opportunity to “speed date” with numerous recruiters. Make the most of these interviews by having enough copies of your CV to share.

Three Things to do at a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair

  1. Arrive on time. There’s a real buzz in the air when a Careers Fair begins. Make sure you arrive on time so that you can get your badge, informational handouts and a seat for the opening lecture.
  2. Get business cards from everyone you meet to help build your professional network.
  3. If you’re a jewellery designer, you’ll want to have a portfolio, tablet device or laptop that showcases your best work. Bring it with you to the Careers Fair.

Three Things to do After a GIA Jewellery Careers Fair

  1. Send thank you notes to all the recruiters you met within three days of your interview.
  2. Send a CV and a note to the recruiters that you were unable to meet and express that you would like the opportunity to discuss potential employment.
  3. Follow up on promising opportunities within 1 week of the Careers Fair if the recruiter does not contact you first.