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#61 Cvans OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2014 - 11:59 PM

You've come a long way with hard work and determination. I'd bet the farm things are going to turn out just fine.  :thumbs:

Best of luck to you and keep us posted.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 05:36 AM

Good luck and I hope all goes well.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 06:50 AM

Good luck!

 

Multiple interviews are the norm today.  When I got hired for the company I am with now it was 1 interview, a hand shake and a you start Monday.  Now the same company does at least 3 interviews, then debates for 2 weeks before making phone calls to those hired and sending letters to those who aren't. 

 

2 years ago I got mad at work, decided I'd had enough.  I went to an interview at another coal mine, first interview, they called me again for a second interview, then they called me for a 3rd.  I didn't need the job as I had one and by this point I was calmed down and happy(as one can be) at my other job so I told them if they couldn't decide if they wanted to hirer me after 2 interviews I didn't want to work for them as their decision making process was terrible.  The woman told me to hold on and the guy who interviewed me twice offered me a job on the phone!  It was quite funny.  I turned it down.  Sadly the only reason I turned it down was the 80/20 insurance plan instead of 100% coverage.

 

I don't suggest that tactic...


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 08:59 AM

The whole interview process was one of the reasons I took early retirement.  Good to hear you have made it through round two and lets hope they offer you a position in round three. :thumbs:



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 09:05 AM

All the best to you Howard!



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 02:58 PM

The news came in and it wasn't good.

 

Thank you for participating in the ANCE program interview process.

We interviewed a strong pool of candidates for a limited number of available opportunities and unfortunately you have not been selected to move forward.

We encourage you to apply for positions that may be of interest in the future.  To view the current opportunities, please visit the University Connection webpage at: https://communities....rsityconnection.

Thank you again for your interest in Cisco.


 



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Posted March 31, 2014 - 02:59 PM

Sorry to hear Howard, but don't let it get ya down!  Head up, moving forward!   :thumbs:


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Posted April 01, 2014 - 09:54 AM

Sorry for the news, Howard. I agree with Daniel, keep on trying.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Everything happens for a reason.

 

Keep getting out there and applying.  IT is a cut throat world.



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Hang in there Howard.  Cisco may not be for you and another, better, opportunity may come along.  There are plenty of IT jobs out there.



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Posted April 11, 2014 - 08:04 AM

In one hour, local time 10:00 am, I will sit down and begin my CCNP Route test.


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Well, the good news is, I passed!  But boy are the results squirrellly!

 

I felt VERY confident as I finished the test, only to get smacked between the eyes with a score of 85??  Anything over 79 counts as passing, but still, I did much better in previous tests.  Then I started looking at the breakdown on my score per topic.  Basically, there were 7 topics.  I got 100% on five of them.  One topic, I only scored 89.  The final topic was a 73!!

 

I understand that the topics don't all have the same weight, there are usually more of one type than others.  But the only way I could add the numbers up to get an 85 was for my one 73% grade to account for 50% of the test!!

 

How in the world could I prepare so well for most of the topics that I got 100's, then fail so miserably on the highest weighted portion of the test??


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 03:40 PM

YES!!!

 

Took the third and final exam for the CCNP ( Cisco Certified Network Professional) and not only passed, I got a 100%!!  Super stoked about that!  Now I get to finish all the homework for this week that I put off so I could study and practice for the final exam!

 

And on another note, the universe has been rather cruel lately.........First a Massey 1650 came up for sale about 2 hrs away(too expensive though), then another one came up for sale in the same area, not running, for only $300, there is some large Massey about 3 hrs away under $1000.  I thought about jumping on the 300 one, but no time, and not much more money than time. :mad2:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging: .

 

Well, in another 10 days, I'll just be broke, but have plenty of time, as graduation looms Monday May 5th.


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Posted May 12, 2014 - 07:42 PM

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The end of a journey.  Graduation ceremonies were held on May 3rd, but I didn't say anything because I still had two exams to go.  While one class held no worries for me, the other class I felt was very much a coin toss as to what sort of grade I would be able to pull out of it.  All grades finally posted Thursday last week, and I should be receiving my diploma in the mail sometime over the summer.

 

Now the real work of finding a job and learning a new way of working and new company policies and everything!


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Posted May 13, 2014 - 05:30 AM

Congratulations! Well done!


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