To Sharon Z., and everyone else interested in hiring qualified
Sharon, when you were looking for GG’s, I hope you included two
very valuable sources in your applicant search: GIA’s job
placement service (both in New York and Carlsbad) and your local
GIA Alum and Assoc. chapter. Ads in the local paper, for example,
are usually not the best place to find a part time G.G. (because
that’s not where they’re looking).
As a resident GJG, and former onsite GG tutor, I can tell you
from experience that new or “in-progress” GG’s are usually eager
to find part time holiday work. What I have found is that many
employers are not always able to cope with the short winter break
that resident GG students have.
As for getting high school students interested in getting a GG,
you might want to work with your local chapter in showing up at
high school “Career Day” events.
Anyone looking to hire, regardless of the number of hours they
have to offer, needs have considered a few things first:
How many hours do you need, and how flexible do you expect the
employee and yourself to be? If you need someone from 11 to
4pm one day a week, you’re probably going to have a hard time
filling that spot.
How much are you willing to pay? If you don’t offer a
competitive wage, what’s their incentive to work for you?
3 ) How much training are you willing to do? Do you have the
necessary tools and experience to do the training?
- Start early…you may find someone willing to come in early in
the season for training, and be able to use them (after frank
discussion!) just for those times you really need them…at the
last minute, though, you’re both going to be frazzled if you
try to start then.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about your future hiring
needs to day…