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 14 I have always aspired to work in the finance industry and have work experience in the sector as well...

By Oxford, UK
Question – Should I be upfront about my location when networking?

Question – Should I be upfront about my location when networking?

Getting contacts for potential work can be a tricky enough business on its own, but what happens when you’ve a preferred place to work? Our career coach gives the run down. Question: I’m taking an MBA, and I want to go into consulting afterwards, which means a change of industry, function and location. My preference would be working in the Middle East. When networking and interviewing, is it better to...

By Oxford, UK
Question – What’s the best strategy for Zoom interviews?

Question – What’s the best strategy for Zoom interviews?

Not being able to visit a company office for an interview doesn’t mean you can’t have a strategy. Here’s our advice for securing a successful first-time chat with a potential employer. Question: Given most hiring is now done on-line versus in person, what should I change about the way I interview, speak, look etc…? Avalon 18, UK So, you’ve managed to make it to the interview stage of a job...

By Oxford, UK
Three ideas for more effective job hunting

Three ideas for more effective job hunting

Looking for a good approach to finding your next job? Here are my top three ideas for getting you that dream career.  Finding a job can be hard even at the best of times, but throw a pandemic into the mix and you’ve really got a tough task on your hands. Although it may be hard, there are things you can do to increase your chances of bagging a job and...

By Oxford, UK