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4a. LinkedIn Positions - HP, HPE, DXC, and Micro Focus

Comments: info@hpalumni.org (Updated June 6, 2022)

Steps: 1. Check account settings  2. Optimize profile  3. Optimize positions  4. Use networking features

LinkedIn: Check your LinkedIn profile. During the HP breakup, HPE changed many decades-old HP positions to display the HPE name and logo. LinkedIn has been standardizing company names, with odd results. Recruiters view illogical entries -- such as HPE positions before 2015 -- as fake. You may wish to emphasize (or de-emphasize) some of your background.

Note that organizational units such as divisions, subsidiaries, HP Labs, etc. that were formerly listed as though they were separate companies are being eliminated from the database of companies. You can mention an acquired company or an organizational unit in the Title and/or Description for a position.

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Hewlett-Packard or HPInc: Enter "HP" -- and select it twice -- for the official HP 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.
(HP Labs is part of HP Inc; Hewlett Packard Labs is part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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Key date: Nov 1, 2015 -- renamed "HP Inc" after the HPInc/HPE split.

At times, HP temporarily changes the logo used on social media -- for example, a "rainbow" version of the logo was used in June 2022.

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 on LinkedIn were taken over by HPE.)

Note that the company name is "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" -- singular, not plural, and no hyphen. <smile> Here's the internal training video  
(HP Labs is part of HP Inc; Hewlett Packard Labs is part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.)  
Key date: Nov 1, 2015 -- HPE opened for business.

DXC Technology: Enter "DXC Technology" -- and select it twice -- for the official company page and logo. (Don't enter just "DXC" -- you get a blank logo.)
Key Date: April 3, 2017 -- HPES spinoff and merger completed with Computer Sciences Corporation; renamed DXC Technology.

Micro Focus: Enter the full company name with the space between the words -- "Micro Focus" -- and select it twice.

Key date: HPE Software spinoff and merger -- September 1, 2017

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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