How do you best market yourself ?
When I was at my last job interview, here in the DFW Metroplex,
looking for work. I had the pleasure of checking with other wholesale
as well as retail jewelers at the Trade Center in Dallas .
The interview went OK, but there was some others interviewing who
had more experience. So …
The seventh floor which has jewelers was 1/3 empty, 1/3 filled with
toy and novelty shops, and the last 1/3 were jewelers still in
business. This is no exaggeration . A year ago it had twice as many
I liked the look on the faces of the jewelers as they asked me " Yes,
How can I help You ? , and I replied - Yes, Please Hire me I am an
unemployed Jeweler and Gemologist !!!
Service Merchandise went out of business here 3 years ago, and the
town ( Dallas, Fort Worth ) is still flooded with an excess of
jewelers. There are a number of larger job shops which have closed as
Being too proud to Whine, and too cheap to Bitch ( I would have to
pay someone to listen ), I have made my mind up to return to a smaller
town of 80,000 population where I have a paid for home.
I have no debts, everything is paid for, but I can not afford to
continue living in a place where I can find no work. I am going to
give myself another 6 weeks to find work. If I can not find work I am
I am wondering how to market myself. In this smaller town, are a
number of jewelry stores with one store an AGS certified.
AGS will accept my certifications to go to their schools. I can
become a Certified Jeweler and Gemstone Appraiser if I am employed by
an AGS firm.
I intend to take Anna Millers Master Valuer correspondence class to
help start the process. My main objective is a sustainable job . I
need to go to work .
Do smaller towns offer fewer jobs, but more jobs per person,
population wise ?
I need some input on this soon . No work is getting me down.
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