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Top 5 Tips for Veterans Navigating the Civilian Job Market

At first glance, the recent reports on the employment of veterans make it seem like things are looking up. For example, the overall unemployment rate for all veterans dipped down to 6.6 percent this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, post 9/11 veterans have a 50 percent greater unemployment rate than the average civilian population, and even though studies show, according to Crain’s Detroit Business, that it’s good for business to hire veterans, it remains true that they have a more difficult time finding the jobs they want than their fellow non-veterans.

Veterans who are still searching also claim that they face discrimination or a general sense of hesitancy from hiring managers due to preconceived misconceptions or generalizations about their mental state or applicable skills. This forces them to remain jobless or in low-paying positions well below their expertise, such as janitorial or security work. The pool of unemployed Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is also expected to grow and outpace the rest of the general population, making it more important than ever to address this issue head-on. James Jones, co-chair of the non-profit Call of Duty in Arlington, Virginia, earnestly states, “There is still much work to be done for our nation’s youngest veterans.” Continue Reading »


New Training Partnership with Fayetteville Free Library

FayettevilleFreeLibrary We are very excited to announce a new partnership with New York State’s Fayetteville Free Library (FFL), one of the most innovative libraries in the country. Webucator developed our Library Partner Program to provide free self-paced courses available through the web to individuals throughout the US via their local libraries. The Fayetteville Free Library rolled this program out to their members in June 2014.

The goal of our partnership with the Fayetteville Free Library is to help our local communities’ workforce development initiatives by helping local residents gain needed skills for the 21st century. At the same time, we hope the availability of free self-paced courses will encourage more residents to check out their local library systems.

“We are excited to make our courses available to members of the Fayetteville Free Library and other libraries throughout the country. We have developed a lot of courses in the last ten years and it feels great to have something valuable to offer those who want to develop their business and technical skills and cannot get the training through their employers. Our hope is that this pilot program becomes a national model.” said Dave Dunn, Webucator’s CEO. Continue Reading »


Google Analytics Shortcuts – Cool New Feature

I just logged into our Google Analytics account and noticed a new Google Analytics feature in beta: Shortcuts. As soon as I saw this, I knew exactly what the capability was, and knew it was a feature I’ve always wanted! Every time I login to Google Analytics, I go to my “regular” reports. Now, I’ve certainly got the clicks down where I can do this pretty quickly, but I’ve always wanted a shortcut!  Continue Reading »


Recorded Webinar: Architecture of Search in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Webucator recently teamed up with Microsoft to present a webinar designed to explore the architecture of search in SharePoint 2010, the components that are part of this service application, what they are used for and how they differ from what was available in SharePoint 2007. The webinar also covered the changes in this search architecture when you deploy FAST Search for SharePoint.

You can also learn more about SharePoint by exploring our SharePoint training, and more specifically, our SharePoint 2010 Search and FAST Search Server 2010 Training.
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Creating a SharePoint 2010 Web Part with Visual Studio 2010

This is a video demonstration of how to create a basic Web Part for SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010. The intent of the video is to showcase how easy it is to create, package and deploy a Web Part into a test environment with the latest tools. The demonstration was done on a Virtual Machine running under Hyper-V with Visual Studio installed along side SharePoint. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment below. Enjoy! Continue Reading »


Getting Started with Google Analytics

To help students in our Google Analytics training and Google AdWords training classes, we asked Google Analytics experts to provide their real-world expertise in this multi-blog series. Today, we welcome Shervin Eli Natan is a serial entrepreneur specializing in creating internet-based technology companies and web marketing. He shares how he originally got started with Google Analytics and offers advice for others looking to learn the technology. Continue Reading »


Search Engine Marketing Keyword Suggestions

If you’re currently using Google AdWords, or you’ve been tossing around the idea of search engine marketing, this blog is designed for you. I teach numerous online Google AdWords classes each month, and the overarching concern of most students is the same: what keywords should I spend my time, energy, and money on? While it is almost the “million dollar” question of any marketer, spending some time with Google’s free tools and a little time wearing your customer hat, can go a long way! Ready? Continue Reading »