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I passed my CCNA--- Also need advice

ironman682ironman682 Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi

I just pass my CCNA, so am now CCNA, N+ A+, and I have CCNP, SEC+ MCS.

My question is how should I prepare myself for these job interviews and also how do I land entry level job in CISCO and which pay level. I am asking this becos all the jobs I have looking at is asking for 3-5yrs working experience and so times I dont even fill like apply for those jobs.

So please anyone with experience can give me advise on how to go about this.

Am at Ft Worth Texas

Thank you.

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    phantasmphantasm Member Posts: 995
    How do you have a CCNP if you just got your CCNA?
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
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    undomielundomiel Member Posts: 2,818
    If experience requirements stated are in the 0-5 years range just ignore that right off. It is just the employer being wishful. Apply anyways and when they contact you to find out why you would be worth their time then you better have a good story for them.
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    famosbrownfamosbrown Member Posts: 637
    REad the hundreds of posts on this forum about this. There are many people, including myself, that have gotten jobs that said 5+ years of experience when they didn't have that experience. If your resume is enough to get an interview, show your stuff and impress there. YOu have to get the experience form somewhere. 5 years experience on a Helpdesk or Desktop support team is not 5 years experience as a Systems Administrator.
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    AldurAldur Member Posts: 1,460
    famosbrown wrote:
    REad the hundreds of posts on this forum about this. There are many people, including myself, that have gotten jobs that said 5+ years of experience when they didn't have that experience.

    Yup so true, I've been offered a job from Time Warner and I believe that the job posing listed 5+ years exp when I only have 1 and 1/2 years exp. The job listing is what the company wants, not what they'll settle for :D
    "Bribe is such an ugly word. I prefer extortion. The X makes it sound cool."

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    famosbrownfamosbrown Member Posts: 637
    Aldur wrote:
    famosbrown wrote:
    REad the hundreds of posts on this forum about this. There are many people, including myself, that have gotten jobs that said 5+ years of experience when they didn't have that experience.

    Yup so true, I've been offered a job from Time Warner and I believe that the job posing listed 5+ years exp when I only have 1 and 1/2 years exp. The job listing is what the company wants, not what they'll settle for :D


    Another example...many candidates witht he required experience are either too expensive or happy with their current jobs. The Requirements is just a wish list. apply to any and all and let HR and the hiring managers decide if they will interview you or not. You won't know until you try. Another tip that I used to do when I came right out of college was to apply, see that the position was reposted, and apply again. I would actually keep those jobs stored away and would keep applying even after I'd found a job and started going up the I.T. ladder. I would finally get a call and it felt so GOOD telling them that I wasn't interested anymore and that I had applied a few times in the last 6 months or so. Felt sooo good. the point is to keep applying and you never know if they may change their mind about bringing you in for an interview or something...especailly if you are adding a new credential to your resume each time you apply.
    B.S.B.A. (Management Information Systems)
    M.B.A. (Technology Management)
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