Positions - Compaq
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(Updated March 3, 2018.)
1. Check account settings
2. Optimize profile
3. Optimize positions
4. Use networking features
LinkedIn now tries to force each position on your profile
into one of the companies in their company database. Organizational units such as divisions,
subsidiaries. etc. that were formerly listed as separate companies --
confusing to outsiders and missed in recruiter searches -- are being
eliminated from the database. A side-effect is that many
companies no longer in business under their original name
are also no longer in the database.
1. Enter "Compaq Computer Corporation" -- and select it twice
-- to get the "Q" Compaq logo.
or 2. Spell out "Compaq" and stop there -- and select it twice
-- to get "Compaq" and the HP/Compaq logo.
LinkedIn displays other companies that are not the real Compaq.
- "Compaq Computers" with no logo is a 34-person company in
- "Compaq Computer Holdings Limited" has no employees.
International" is a cable manufacturer in India.
- "Compaq Comptuer"
[sic] is a house in Connecticut.
May 6, 2002 -- legal merger completed.
(Compaq brandname used for some PCs and PC accessories for several
Hewlett-Packard or HP Inc:
Enter "HP" -- and select it twice -- for the official HPI company page and
logo. Do not enter "HP Inc" or "Hewlett-Packard" -- with or
without the hyphen.
If you enter "Hewlett Packard" without the hyphen, the
wordless green rectangle logo with "Hewlett Packard
Enterprise" as employer comes up.
"Hewlett-Packard" -- with the hyphen -- is not listed as an
employer in the LinkedIn company database.
"HP UK" includes people from all over the
world. Even if in the UK, not a good company to use -- a recruiter may not find you.
Indicate your UK work location in the entry for the position.
Key date: November 1, 2015 -- renamed "HP Inc" after the HPI/HPE split.
HPE: Enter "Hewlett Packard"
-- and select it twice -- for the official HPE company page and logo to get the wordless green rectangle
logo with "Hewlett Packard
Enterprise" as employer.
(The HP name and logo were
taken over by HPE.)
the company name is "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" -- singular,
not plural, and no
hyphen. <smile> Here's the
internal training video
Key date: November 1, 2015 -- HPE
opened for business.
If LinkedIn doesn't have a company page for what you
enter, settle for the blank gray logo -- as long as the
phrase isn't too similar to the name of one of the companies in
LinkedIn's company database. This is not recommended for variations
of HP, HPE, EDS, etc. Recruiters who are
looking for people from a particular company because of product
knowledge, process experience, or culture may not find you -- and if they do find you, may think that your profile
is a fake.
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