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) and he has recently been selected as a ‘Top Voice for Jobs and Careers’ by LinkedIn. 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 – What should I expect from my first salary?

Question – What should I expect from my first salary?

Heading into your first role? Our career coach looks at the various factors that can affect your salary and says it's best to research for your own needs. Question: What’s a normal salary to expect in your first role? Ginny, London  Salaries vary wildly, so there is no generic answer to this question. Your task is to do some research to figure out what a normal salary would be for you. Average...

By Oxford, UK
Question – What should I ask the interviewer?

Question – What should I ask the interviewer?

Wondering what should you should say at the end of an interview? Our career coach gives some advice on what you can ask to stand out from the crowd. Question: What are some of the best questions to ask the interviewer in an interview? Anonymous It’s very common to be asked ‘Do you have any questions for us?” at the end of an interview. This is your chance to find out...

By Oxford, UK
Question – Do you really need to go to university?

Question – Do you really need to go to university?

Considering going to university? Our career coach gives his insight into how your education can impact your job opportunities. Question: Do you have to go to university to get somewhere in life? Ella, East Grinstead  The short answer is no. Lots of entrepreneurs and successful people in the arts, fashion and entertainment sectors didn’t go to university. The best people I have ever worked with didn’t go to university. And if you’ve...

By Oxford, UK
Question – Should I prioritise personability over qualifications?

Question – Should I prioritise personability over qualifications?

Wondering which qualities you need to focus on when looking for work, or just eager to make employment as smooth as possible? Our career coach gives some advice. Question: What’s more important, qualifications or being personable? Lucy, London  What a great question. Do you need qualifications? Some jobs very explicitly require qualifications. Think of pilots, doctors, scientists, accountants, or lawyers. In these jobs, you can’t make up for a lack of qualifications with...

By Oxford, UK