I graduated College and decided I wanted pursue Cisco Certifications to learn; not so much for the designation. I wanted to be involved in networking so I spent over a year and a half and completed up to the Networking and design professional studying about 4-6 hours a day(some day 9 hours) and by the end making over 1000 pages of jot notes. I took up till the pro levels as the associate levels I found left me wanting more.
Now back to the present, I have been struggling to find a job and after searching the internet people like me who have no corp. experience (I do have home lab and used remote labs) are called paper certified.
Now when applying for jobs some people suggested not listing high level pro cert but list the associate level ones. Is this a good idea as there is an internship that requires a no cert. but wants the candidate to achieve associate level in networking and design by end of 12 month contract, I already made it to the pro level and dont want to be not considered because Im deemed over qualified. I really want a chance to prove myself I feel that once hired I can be a long term asset.
Well please provide input Im very excited for this position I found what Ive been hoping for with a big ISP. Thanks for any advice its much appreciated. My dream in 5 years time is to one day be a CCIE and helping other people on the Cisco forums but till then Ill keep trying to land that first lucrative opportunity.