Who is The Career Coach?

No matter where you are along your career path, Thred is here to help. Allow us to introduce you to your very own Career Coach, Dan Kiernan. Dan is currently the Career Advisor at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where he focuses on impact careers (perfect). Whether you need help writing a winning CV to score your dream job or advice on how to find a job with a company that’s actually making a difference, Dan is here to answer your questions and guide you down your chosen career path. Don’t hesitate, hit Dan up by emailing [email protected] and start taking charge of your career! In the meantime, scroll down for a variety of career-building articles and videos to get you started. #changeiscoming

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Question – Should I broaden my career focus?

Question – Should I broaden my career focus?

Our career coach gives advice to those who are questioning their career aspirations as they enter the workforce. Question: I am currently completing a master’s degree (in enterprise and entrepreneurship) at the university of Leeds, and I’m looking to get a job in September 2022. Since I was about...

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Where to get hired post Covid-19

Where to get hired post Covid-19

The pandemic has changed the way businesses around the world operate and run - so where should you be looking to get hired once things return to normal? I’ve been thinking about this in terms of relevance and resilience. I’m not 100% sure which sectors or organisations go in which...

How to make a productive connection with professionals

How to make a productive connection with professionals

Wondering how to make your professional friendships and relationships the best they can possibly be? Here’s a rundown of the most effective approach - and what you’ll want to avoid.  One of my biggest frustrations as a careers advisor is when a student I’ve never met asks me to connect them to a vague category of person they think will be useful to them, for example... “Hi, I’d liek you to...

By Oxford, UK
5 questions to ask yourself about career transitions

5 questions to ask yourself about career transitions

Wondering whether to make a job switch? Make sure you know what you’re getting into and ask yourself these vital questions before you do so. I work with lots of people of all ages who want to make a career transition. I think transitions are REALLY positive - I hate the thought of people being stuck in jobs they hate. However, people often base their desire to make a transition on...

By Oxford, UK
Question – Translating financial skills into social enterprise work

Question – Translating financial skills into social enterprise work

Your skills in any given area can be useful in other careers and areas of expertise if you know how to make the switch. Here are some top tips from our careers coach.  Question: I have a bit of finance/banking experience (2yrs) but I am looking to pivot in the hopes of working at a social enterprise. What type of social enterprise should I consider as I want to use...

By Oxford, UK
Question – The best ways to prepare for working abroad

Question – The best ways to prepare for working abroad

Moving to a foreign land for your career can be daunting, but there are things you can do before making the decision and ways you can get ready for the big trip.  Question: I am looking to work at a social enterprise abroad, how do I even begin the process of due diligence and getting advice from people who are currently working there? Alaia 21, UK Sounds like a great adventure...

By Oxford, UK