So you want to become Cisco Engineer ,
I have divided this section in 3 parts
GETTING IN ( FIELD SELECTION )
Start out with reviewing all Cisco Certifications, If you are brand new you are better off starting with CCNA , no matter which specialization you want to go.
Here a link to Cisco Certification website, Spend some time getting to know the certifications
Life in day of Cisco Network Engineer
Do not look at payscale.com or glassdoor.com for your salaries , You can get pretty much anything you want if you are good , Depending upon area , I would say anywhere from 40K to 225K .
Interviews on how people got into Cisco ( Success stories )
Bloggers you should follow
Youtube Channel you should subscribe too
Udemy Videos you should see
INE has this free CCNA 39 hour video course
First step is resume building
Here are good starting templates for resume
Cisco Implementation Partners List
First stop should be cisco partners who do bulk of implementation work. Finding a job here means you should be good as partners tend to select top notch client facing candidates.
One of best ways to get jobs is to find Cisco implementation partners , Big ones are Presidio , Dimension data, WWT , Logicalis .
Go to this link which is link for Cisco Partner ,Go to Advanced Find Find partners that specialize in your skillset , go to their website or call their HR and recruiting office .
Send me an email if you are looking for job , I always have employers looking for Cisco resources. I will forward your resume to them .