Professional and social groups for alumni and current employees
Why you need a LinkedIn profile
-- even when you aren't looking for a job.
How to really use LinkedIn
-- take control of
this powerful tool. HP-focused video -- "Building
and Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile"
Professional networking groups help
you with job-hunting. Social groups focus on fellowship and
activities. Some have local meetings or reunions; many are
online. Some are operated by the HPAA; some are supported by HP
-- and there are dozens of other formal and informal groups for
different HP organizations, including HP acquisitions and
A sampling of events sponsored by the HPAA:
Here's how to find the HP-related
groups to suit your needs and interests...
HPAA's professional network on
free LinkedIn account even if you are not seeking a new job.
It takes a couple of months to build up your
Reconnect with people who know you and know
your work and find ex-HPers at a company where you would like to work.
You can send a total of up to 15 personal notes per month through LinkedIn,
including notes to fellow group members.
HP Connections. For current and former direct employees of HP, acquisitions, and spinoffs.
Operated by the HP Alumni Association. If difficulty joining with one click,
HP's official private US retiree network: "HP
-- HP Continuum. If you are classified by HP as a US
Continuum -- HP's official private US retiree social
network. Open to the 55,000 former US employees classified as
retirees, including retirees of acquired companies. (Set up an
account directly. If you log in via your LinkedIn account,
Continuum will notify your LinkedIn connections that you have
Social and professional networking groups
Our directory of
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 value to you:
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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