Thiago Campos | Performance Manager, Thames Water, Water
Thiago landed his dream job in a water utility company after bridging the gap of six years out of the job market as a student and chef.
I needed to bridge the gap.
I arrived in UK in 2006 and worked in the catering industry for six and half years. In 2013, I decided to pursue an MSc in Climate Change Management Started, and halfway through approached Walk of Life to help me find some entry-level positions to gradually ease my way back into the job market. After more than 6 years out of the job market and working into a different industry/environment, I needed to find a suitable organization/position that would make good use of my time as a chef.
Shannon’s unique and focused approach guided me through the maze of options and possibilities within the sustainability field.
My strategy was to find an organization that would not only accept my time in the catering industry, but that was pro-actively looking for someone with my set of skills. I also The main long-lasting result after working with Walk of Life is being able to identify your own “walk of life” and what you need to do to get there! felt that I needed help to structure my search and to eventually land a job that I really wanted. Shannon’s unique and focused approach guided me through the maze of options and possibilities within the sustainability field. She helped me to translate my ideas/goals into a pragmatic approach and her array of experience in the field brought something very valuable to the table. By the end of my coaching I understood what is the job market is looking for and what I have to offer, or how I could bridge the skills gap to become desirable.
I’m already thinking about my next move.
Just six months after working with Shannon on my strategy to bridge the skills/time gap, I manage to land an entry role on a pilot-project with Groundwork/Thames Water. Since then, I have moved up four times within the project structure, my income generation has followed through, and I’m already thinking about the next move. The main long-lasting result after working with Walk of Life is being able to identify your own “walk of life” and what you need to do to get there!