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Job and Career Issues Practical advice from HP, HP Inc, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise alumni. (Updated August 15, 2017.)

 (Related topic: How to post job openings)
This topic is covered in the HPAA's HP Connections LinkedIn Group. Reconnect with former co-workers. Discuss career and job-hunt issues. Post jobs. 81,000 members.

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W-2 or final Earnings Statement:

▪ Advice from HPAA members on how to obtain your Annual W-2 or final Earnings Statement

 

Employment and salary verification:

▪ Advice from HPAA members on how to provide employment and salary information to potential employers, financial institutions, and government aid agencies. The information provided is limited to start date, end date and job title on day of termination. (EDS employment before August 2008 may be listed under the old EDS employer codes: details.)

 

Restrictions on returning

▪ There are formal and informal restrictions on returning as a direct employee, as a contractor, or through an agency.

Members recommend spending most of your time searching outside HP -- you are a stronger candidate while still employed.

 

Career networking:

▪ How to control the logos and company names on your LinkedIn profile How to check and correct your profile

To get the most from LinkedIn, use HPAA's LinkedIn Tips and Traps.  HP-focused video -- "Building and Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile." Improve your chances of being found on LinkedIn.

Members talk about LinkedIn -- why you need a strong LinkedIn profile even when you aren't looking for a job.

▪ Check your LinkedIn profile. As part of the HPI/HPE separation, HP changed the personal profiles of many former and current employees to display the Hewlett Packard Enterprise logo, rather than the Hewlett-Packard logo, for past positions. This may not be what you want. How to fix the positions on your profile

Join HP Connections 81,000-member group on LinkedIn for current employees and alumni of Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP Inc, acquisitions, and spinoffs. Reconnect with people who know you and your work. Find ex-HPers where you would like to work. (HPAA membership not required.) Get the most from LinkedIn: LinkedIn Tips and Traps

Professional and social networking -- directory of 190 Professional and social groups for alumni and current employees of HP, HP Inc, or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

 

Job searching:

▪ "Job Searching for the Mature Worker" HPAA video. Pat Richards from nonprofit NOVA Workforce Services, Sunnyvale, California. Practical, actionable advice. Questions and discussion.

▪ "PSR Methodology" -- Problem, Solution, Results -- to strengthen how you describe your experience.

▪ Online Job Search Plan. . Walks you through the four major stages -- with examples, tools, and short videos. From NOVA: My Plan.

▪ There are 3,000 non-profit federally-funded Job Centers nationwide -- providing job-search assistance, skills development, and career counseling: Job Center Locator.

▪ Advice from HPAA members on job hunting -- inside or outside HP.

 

Career issues:

Advice and info on returning to HPI, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and formal restrictions.

▪ How much notice to give on retirement -- at any company. Advice from HPAA members.

 

Job posts:

Receive job post emails. Jobs posted at no charge by US recruiters, employers, and fellow members specifically interested in HP alumni. (Free HPAA membership required.)

▪ We generally do not carry direct HP jobs because the HP companies have online job-post sites. See also: Formal and informal restrictions on returning.

▪ We do not carry posts from those looking for jobs. Use LinkedIn's powerful features instead.

▪ Outside the US, join the appropriate ex-HP networking groups specific to your country and job history: HPAA Networking Directory.
How to post job openings.

For Recruiters: Apply to post jobs to our members: Recruiter Post jobs: Post Jobs

 

Before you need to find a new job:

▪ Establish your personal network. Join the 81,000-member HP Connections LinkedIn Group group on LinkedIn to reconnect with former co-workers inside or outside HP -- they know you and they know your work. LinkedIn helps you find current and former HPers in your area -- or where you would like to work. (HPAA membership not required.)

Move from company to personal PC and email -- before you need to. No matter where you work, what your job situation, or how innocent your activities -- there are serious legal and privacy issues with using your employer's IT facilities for your personal business.

How to set up professional email. Advice from HPAA members on getting a private email account on Yahoo Mail, Google Gmail, or Microsoft Outlook.com -- and choosing a professional email username.

 

Employment lawsuits:

▪ Current status of major employment lawsuits against HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

  


Know someone who is leaving HP? They should use the HP Alumni Association's "ASAP Checklist" immediately. It has advice and mutual help -- developed by HPAA members -- on the many things you have to do before you lose access to HPI or HPE internal systems.  (HPAA membership not required.)

Currently at HP? Whether you expect to leave HP soon or not: advice and information from HP, HP Inc, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise alumni on transition planning; stock purchase cost basis; networking; "What I wish I had known before I left HP" -- and more. (HPAA membership not required.)

Gone from HP? Untangle employee stock purchase cost basis. Mutual help on health coverage -- COBRA, retirement, Medicare, open-market. Annual Enrollment, discounts. See US job openings from employers interested in recruiting HP alumni; post your technical questions on the TechTalk forum -- and more. Join the HPAA at no charge.


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