Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.

Leigh Porter leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com
Thu Dec 1 09:21:17 CST 2011


I am looking for just such a person now. Good Juniper, some Cisco and Sysadmin experience with an ISP background..

I expect it will be immensely difficult to find somebody. What makes it even more frustrating is that just such a person was not all that long ago made redundant!

So if anybody is looking for something to do around London...

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Leigh


> -----Original Message-----
> From: randal k [mailto:nanog at data102.com]
> Sent: 01 December 2011 15:19
> To: Bill Stewart
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Looking for a Tier 1 ISP Mentor for career advice.
> 
> This is a huge point. We've had a LOT of trouble finding good network
> engineers who have all of the previously mentioned "soft" attributes -
> attitude, team player, can write, can speak, can run a small project -
> and
> are more than just Cisco pimps. I cannot explain how frustrating it is
> to
> meet a newly minted CCNP who has zero Linux experience, can't script
> anything, can't setup a syslog server, doesn't understand AD much less
> LDAP, etc. Imagine, an employee who can help themselves 90% of the time
> ...
> 
> Finding the diamond that has strong niche skill, networking, with a
> broad &
> just-deep-enough sysadmin background has been very, very hard. I cannot
> emphasize enough the importance of cross-training. Immensely valuable.
> 
> Randal
> 
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Bill Stewart <nonobvious at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >  And yeah, sometimes it means that you need to go
> > learn technologies like Active Directory
> >
>  [snip]
> 
> >
> > In addition to learning scripting languages
> >
> 
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