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How to Get Hired
We asked Cisco for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Our edge comes from our people: bold, proactive, self-starters, with a let’s-make-it-happen mentality. We look for people who ask, “Why” and “What could be?”. Individuals who communicate simply, who build strong relationships, and who create a lasting impact from day one. We’re on the lookout for people who create and harness the power of teams. Who are just as focused on their own success as their team’s success. Who bring diversity of thought and character to teams. We want the team builders. The risk takers. The authentic leaders who shine in our “Be You With Us” atmosphere and proudly say, “I can be my weird authentic self around here.” Who are the people that fit? The ones that read this and thought, “This. Is. Me.”.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Be proactive. Stand out. Show us how you shine. Don’t just submit an application—connect with us. Find out who we are and what we’re all about. We want to know you—and you to know us—so tell us what matters most to you at work, at home, and beyond. Here’s a hint about what matters to us:
We Connect Everything—people, process, data and things – to change the world for the better
We Innovate Everywhere—to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We take bold risks to shape the future and learn from failure
We Benefit Everyone—making a meaningful difference for our people, our customers and the world around us.
Engage with us beyond the application and before the interview process begins. Curiosity and courage pay off here. Go ahead, put your best foot forward. We can’t wait to meet you.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We’re always on the lookout for authentic people who bring their best self to work every day, and bring out the best in everyone around them. We need people that think strategically and approach problems creatively. We focus relentlessly on matching the right solution to the most complex problem. With our new focus on The Network Intuitive—which learns, adapts and responds like never before—our need for software specialists is growing. We also need sales people who look beyond the sale to help our customer’s solve their toughest business challenges. If you can build, partner, sell, or communicate—and you geek out on technology—we just may have the dream job for you.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
To kick-start your recruiting process, visit Cisco’s career page. We love creative, bold, authentic people that take thoughtful risks. Show us who you are by contacting our recruiters. If you’re still in school or a recent grad, talk to your university’s career center to learn about our intern, MBA, and early-in-career programs. Get inspired by our culture and our employee by reading the Life at Cisco blog. Then, go social. Follow #WeAreCisco on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—and see Cisco through the eyes of our employees. The #WeAreCisco tribe is like one big, techie family that likes building things to change the world. And having fun along the way. Sound good? Get in touch with us today.