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 – 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
Question – Should you spend 50 hours preparing to swap careers?

Question – Should you spend 50 hours preparing to swap careers?

How long should you spend reaching out to the relevant people in a field you’re interested in? Here are our top tips on time management.  Question: If somebody wanted to transition career, how many hours would you advise them to invest in talking to practitioners in their chosen field? Would 50 hours be enough? If you want to make the transition in a year (perhaps you are about to start the...

By Oxford, UK
How do you figure out what to do with your career?

How do you figure out what to do with your career?

Working out where your career is going can be tricky, but here are some tips to help guide you toward making those hefty life decisions.  My take is that you can't figure out what you want to do only by self-reflection. Naval gazing will only take you so far. Pretty quickly, you have to get feedback on your ideas, and test out theories about yourself, as well as broaden your...

By Oxford, UK
Question – How to connect with people and companies during Covid

Question – How to connect with people and companies during Covid

Coronavirus has changed the way we make new work relationships. Here is how you can still get networking in lockdown. Question: Given the very difficult environment post Covid, most offices are shut. What is the best way to connect to people at the company and who is the best person to approach? Harry 21, UK Great question Harry, connecting with people to learn more about the workplace is an essential part...

By Oxford, UK