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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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7/28/2014 | 10:14:34 AM
Re: Good to hear some positive news
@SReedy,

Much cheaper and quicker turnaround time since a lot of organizations also offer incentives to get additional certifications.
SReedy
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SReedy,
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7/25/2014 | 2:17:23 PM
Re: Good to hear some positive news
And, I think a lot of operators and vendors, like Cisco as mentioned in the report, are helping their current employees stay up-to-date on new technologies through training and certification programs. I imagine that's cheaper than having to hire new ones.
Liz Greenberg
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Liz Greenberg,
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7/24/2014 | 7:44:40 PM
Re: Good to hear some positive news
I'm with you @MarkC73 staying on top of the latest technology is a lot of fun.  What is interesting is those is stay employed because they are experts at the old technology that new folks don't know and that companies can't get rid...my brother-in-law has been employed this way by a major Pittsburgh bank for years.  Definitely a market for both skill sets...the old that can't go away and the up and coming.  Just stay away from the here today, gone tomorrow trends.
MarkC73
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MarkC73,
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7/24/2014 | 7:06:34 PM
Re: Good to hear some positive news
I've always looked at ways to make my current function obsolete so I can move on to newer things.  Well, maybe not as harsh as that but fundamentally, looking at a constantly changing technology, you gain the neccessary skillsets to function in an enviroment that what's hot today could be tomorrow's old news.  Plus its fun, given the correct environment...  Glad to see the trend is what it is.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/24/2014 | 1:47:05 PM
Re: Good to hear some positive news
"when they are technologies focused on automation and efficiency, they don't necessarily lend themselves to more hiring." yes, that's the downside of certain innovations.
SReedy
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SReedy,
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7/24/2014 | 10:16:00 AM
Re: Good to hear some positive news
The survey was really interesting this year with so much M&A and new tech trends in the market, but I think next year will be even more interesting -- SDN/NFV and other virtualization techs weren't having a big effect on hiring, firing, etc. this year, but I think it will be a different story next year.

On the way hand, new tech means new skills and positions needed, but when they are technologies focused on automation and efficiency, they don't necessarily lend themselves to more hiring.
Ray@LR
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Ray@LR,
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7/24/2014 | 7:09:28 AM
Good to hear some positive news
It's refreshing to hear about positive trends in teh midst of news about job losses at companies such as Microsoft.

And interesting to hear about impact of new techs -- good insights Sarah!
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