Brack Center Resources
Starting a job search or thinking about a career change should be exciting and motivating instead of stressful. In addition to one on one coaching the Brack Center has tips and suggestions for every step of the way. These resources can help keep you on the right path to the ultimate goal of job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Excel & Word Classes
Introduction to Excel- https://youtu.be/
This class is designed for people who are new to Excel or could use some extra practice to build their confidence! You'll learn when to use a spreadsheet; creating and manipulating your own spreadsheets; formatting cells, rows, and columns; sorting and filtering; creating simple graphs and charts
Advanced Excel- https://youtu.be/
If you already know the basics of Excel/Google Sheets, take your skills to the next level in this advanced class. We'll cover how to use basic formulas; use conditional formatting to add a visual element to your data; use V-LOOKUP to compare data from two spreadsheets, create and use a pivot table, create and use macros to speed up repetitive tasks
Advanced Word- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sBpvfW4o4o&t=1s
This training is a great opportunity for you to take your Word skills to the next level and learn about: collaborative editing, mail merge, creating fillable forms, leveraging templates, and more.
Take a deep dive into your skill base and career interests to help ensure focus and clarity on your search, enhanced resume crafting and the ability to articulate your value during interviews.
Creating your career story and personal brand through the major platforms (resume, LinkedIn, etc) in a compelling way allows you to stand out during the application and networking process.
Ensuring you are familiar with the multiple ways to find a new opportunity and how to overcome common barriers / challenges to the process is key to success.
Preparation and practice prior to the actual interview will guarantee a higher rate of call back. It’s also important what your behavior is after the interview.
It’s likely taken a lot of time and effort to get to a job offer. Be prepared to capitalize on the moment and ensure that you are maximizing your value and worth.
Trainings and Workshops
Morse Institute Library- periodically the Natick library has employment and career workshops for all audiences at no cost. Check their virtual events page regularly for updates.
MassHire- MassHire has a plethora of resources for people who are unemployed including career coaching, job fairs, upskill training opportunities and more.
Operation Able- OA offers computer skills training programs at all levels to help upskill individuals to be successful in the workforce. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Massachusetts Council On Aging- For job seekers who are 50+ MCOA has a robust program through interactive virtual learning and networking at no cost to you.
- SCSEP (through Operation Able)- a unique program for people who are 55+, unemployed, low income and eager to find employment. SCSEP will give participants paid on the job training to help grow their skills with the intent to find unsubsidized employment.