How do I show recruiters I’m valuable as a network analyst/engineer/manager when I have seven years of Telco experience?

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I have a CCNA and three of the four certs of CCNP. I should be getting CCNP this month. My question is I have seven years in a LOC test center in AT&T, and my only experience is Telco (WAN). How do I show recruiters I'm valuable as a network analyst/engineer/manager when most ask for 3-4 years of experience? How can I make that transition? Thanks!
ASKED: January 15, 2008  10:52 PM
UPDATED: February 16, 2011  9:18 PM

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Hi,
You can record your resume in several sites for free.

Maybe you can start with www.careerbuilder.com sign in for free and register your resume (this place has national and international exposure to recruiters from several parts of the world).

good look.

From Ed Tittel (IT Certification Guy)
Given your present and looming credentials, you should be able to write a cover letter (and amplify on same verbally) to explain how so much of what you do IS network related, and go on to provide at least a handful of specific, recent examples to make your case. Use sentences such as “I did <x>”, Using my networking skills, I completed <y>, and so forth. Anything you’ve done or do with routers, switches, and so forth counts, so be sure to include such information as well.

HTH, and thanks for posting,
–Ed–

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  • Sixball
    with the advent of VOIP, the telco experience you have is invaluable - After the CCNP, go for a few Voice certs to help meld both worlds. Voice techs are in huge demand...
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  • JBCSCRecruiter
    As a Technical Recruiter for Computer Sciences Corporation in this current Economy employers and recruiters are even pickier on who they hire. It would be advisable to include any internships, side work/consulting work within network analyst/engineer/management field. Even if it is work that is only a couple hours a week it will serve as a reference, and show you have on the job experience not just theoretical. Also, it never hurts to have a mentor or someone else inthe field who can speak to your ability in networking since your resume will read so stronly telco. This would be my recommendation. Good luck and I wish you the best in future Networking career!
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