and I was wondering what my chances might be if I had a Jewelry
Technician Diploma from The Revere Academy. Would it increase my
chances of finding something?
Formal education at top schools in the industry will always improve
your chances of employment. My having attended GIA as well as a
smaller, lesser known trade school, opened doors to me in the
industry that never, never would have opened otherwise.
Instead of being just a young woman who liked jewelry and took some
classes in college, I had useful, relevant training; also
importantly, I had shown an incredible dedication to the industry by
investing in my education.
I think this matters in job searching.
It was still difficult to find employment, but I did manage to.