Hands on experience
I'm 80% ccnp voice, and have been job searching, getting hits and interviews, but getting the all famous "pursue other candidates with more hands-on experience". How can one break into Cisco Voice? Everyone wants a Sr. Engineer with 5 or so years of experience. I have even sought Associate Voice Engineer roles, which there are basically none. Are the CCIE vol. 1 and 2 workbooks, enough to equate to some type of real world experience? Seems like i'm just chasing my own tail not getting anywhere. Any advice anyone can share?
Volunteer work to assist on a deployment or support team is a no no, no body wants a risk on the job site, lol. How did you guys manage to get in? The market seems to be really ripe for voice engineers. I do have a legacy telco background, but that seems to be worth zilch as it relates to VoIP and UC. You put in considerable time and investment in studying and
paying for exams and you get the impression that its not worth it in the
end. Just a rant/vent.
Would definitely like to get some feedback/input from some of the instructors on this.