|Rumor has it that Cisco has even started programs with colleges that Boot Camp CCIE, so college grads can fill John Chambers ranks...I don't know of any personally but rumor comes from Cisco itself.|
But out in the real world CCIE certification is heavily geared from people just "studying" for certification...you may pass the written, MAYBE, but passing the lab section, HIGHLY UNLIKELY (to put it kindly).
CCIE is much like a PhD in that it's not only takes knowledge but also experience.
So should you go for CCIE to get a job...you'll most likely end up spending thousands and thousands of dollars, without the certificate, and still no job at the end.
Recommendation...specialize! Get a certificate in security, or VoIP, even Wireless...these are hot in demand jobs...even with little to no experience, with a cert, people are willing to hire, just from the fact that you have the knowledge and trainable, and they need the bodies to keep up with demand.