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 – Should I prioritise values over career advancement?

Question – Should I prioritise values over career advancement?

Our career coach gives some advice on whether you should prioritise company values or career prospects when choosing a place of work. Question: How important is it to work for a business that shares my values, vs. one that will advance my career?  My take is that it’s more important to work for a business that shares your values, for three reasons: It’ll be hard to maintain your motivation working for...

By Oxford, UK
Question – How should I approach an intimidating boss?

Question – How should I approach an intimidating boss?

Are you struggling with a difficult or scary superior? Our career coach gives some advice on how best to tackle a potentially sticky situation. Question: When taking the first steps into a career after leaving university, how should I deal with an intimidating boss when I have little experience but am eager to learn? I’m going to start this answer by distinguishing between intimidating and bullying. Intimidating is definitely a suboptimal management...

By Oxford, UK
Question – What’s the best way to quit a job smoothly?

Question – What’s the best way to quit a job smoothly?

Looking to leave your current employer but don’t want to kick up a fuss? Our career coach gives you some solid advice on what you should and shouldn’t do. Question: How should you handle the process of handing in your leaving notice to make the situation as comfortable as possible? Great question. Leaving a workplace can feel really weird! It’s usually a strange mixture of positive and negative emotions. Here’s a list...

By Oxford, UK
Question – How many jobs will I have before I’m fulfilled?

Question – How many jobs will I have before I’m fulfilled?

Our career coach breaks down how to approach job fulfilment and gives some guidance as to what’s realistic and what you should expect. Question - How many businesses am I likely to work for before finding a company culture that I find fulfilling? How many? One answer is that you are likely to be doing a lot of job hopping anyway! According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the median tenure...

By Oxford, UK