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[Seek] Bay Area jewelry job opportunities?


#1

Hello,

I have been fervently scouring job ads for jewelry related jobs
around the Bay Area, 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? I am very interested in
the program, but I don’t have the luxury of taking classes just
because I enjoy them. It has to be more than just a hobby,
especially because it’s no cheap hobby that you can just start up on
a whim. Going though the JT program would have to be an investment.
I’d like to figure out if the cost of it will be offset by
opportunity. I’m not looking to make a killing at this…I know
having experience is key and you have to start a the bottom to hone
your skills.

I am currently working at Publishing company (which may be slowly be
going out of business). I am fairly young, mid-twenties, not married
and I don’t own a home. I rent a place with my boyfriend for a
modest price for this area.

Does anyone have any insight on this? I would be ever so grateful.

Thanks,
Ashley


#2

Hi Ashley,

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.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com


#3

Thanks for all of the input on seeking job opportunities after
school. I’m still trying to make up my mind about which school I
actually want to go to. As far as everything that I’ve been reading,
The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts is pretty well known around the
Jewelry world. I just want to make sure that the school I go with is
the right choice and will be recognized as such.

Thanks again for the I very much appreciate this
resource…

-Ashley Skala