Network engineers design and build computer networks. Employers are looking for strongly skilled individuals to design their networks on a high level, leaving support and maintenance to network administrators. During the interview process be prepared for many technical questions encompassing all of network theory.
When in the field how do you communicate to a site when there is an outage or difficulties?
Explain the the director what the issue is in layman terms so they have an understanding of what is going on and give the solution you are working on and make sure to keep them updated so they are in the loop.