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Professional and social groups for HP alumni and current employees

Professional networking groups help you with job-hunting. Social networking groups focus on fellowship and activities. Some groups have local meetings or reunions; many are online. Some are operated by the HPAA; some are operated by the company -- and there are dozens of other formal and informal groups for different HP organizations, including HP acquisitions and spinoffs. Here's how to find the HP-related groups to suit your needs and interests...


1. HPAA LinkedIn Networking

Join LinkedIn even if you are not seeking a new job.

LinkedIn is the leading online professional network. Start your network now -- before you need it. A free LinkedIn account is very useful: https://www.linkedin.com 

Use LinkedIn to reconnect with former co-workers -- they know you and they know your work -- or to find exHPers in your area or at a company you would like to join. Via LinkedIn, you can ask a mutual connection to introduce you. You can see more about those people with whom you share a group -- and you can send them an email through LinkedIn.

LinkedIn never exposes your email address to other members without your permission. The emails you send via LinkedIn have a linkedin.com return address -- and you have control as to which types of email you receive.

HPAA members are pre‑approved for both groups. If difficulty, here's how to sync-up your HPAA membership with your LinkedIn account: http://www.hpalumni.org/linkedin

"HP Alumni" group on LinkedIn

   Join   

For HP Alumni Association members. 
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=16

"HP Connections" group on LinkedIn

  Join  

For current and former employees of HP, HP acquisitions, and HP spinoffs. 77,000 members. (Operated by the HP Alumni Association, an independent volunteer organization. Allow 48 hours for HPAA volunteers to approve your request.) 
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=84543


2. Official HP Networking (Operated by Hewlett-Packard.)

Official HP Continuum

  Join  

Official "HP Continuum" private retiree social network (Operated by HP on the Oracle SelectMinds system)   https://hp.alumniprogram.com

- Membership is available to all who are classified by HP as US retirees -- including US retirees of acquired companies such as Compaq, DEC, and EDS.

- The directory available to Continuum members includes the names of the more than 54,000 who are eligible to join. The last HP job title (such as "Psls EDS Cons V" or "Systems/Software Engr VII") is displayed for those who retired since early 2012. Once you have joined Continuum, you can add your post-HP history -- and control who can see it.

- If you choose to import your LinkedIn profile, all your LinkedIn connections are notified that "yourname updated their profile on HP Continuum" -- unless you uncheck a box on the "import" menu.

- When joining, try your preferred name (Jon Smith) and also your legal name (Jonathan Smith.) If difficulty, send email to HP: hp.continuum@hp.com


3. Social and Networking Groups (Operated by informal groups of alumni around the world.)

There is probably an informal online group for each organization you have worked in -- including HP acquisitions and spinoffs. And many local clubs.

 How to find the social and networking groups of interest to you:  

   Step 1.  Where are you located?  US    International
   Step 2.  In which HP divisions or business units did you work?
   Step 3.  Were you part of an acquisition or spinoff?
   Step 4.  Retiree, assistance, history, products, more: other groups

If there isn't a group for your organization or area, we'll help you set one up and publicize it.  Contact the HPAA


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