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If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving – join the HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members.

If leaving or recently left, use our ASAP Checklist

How to provide a valid HP or HPE employer address and phone number on an application.  Instead of using an address on a paystub -- which may be for a building that the company no longer occupies -- members recommend that you use the headquarters address for the country where you worked.
- HP Worldwide Country Headquarters Addresses  
- HPE Worldwide Country Headquarters Addresses

Employment and salary verification: (Learn how it works before you need it)

Employment verification and experience letters for Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and related companies. Employment and Experience Verification

Check the information being reported about your employment history.

Read "What I wish I had known before I left" -- comments from members: Wish I Had Known.

Evaluate your career situation:

Career Checkup -- hard-earned advice on evaluating your career situation, based on extensive online discussions and private communications with alumni.

Advice and info on returning to HP or HPE -- including informal and formal restrictions.

▪ Job hunting: Members recommend spending most of your job-hunting time searching outside the company -- you are a stronger candidate while still employed. Very few members report landing during a "redeployment period." Many report losing critical time and wasting valuable energy on discussions about internal jobs that ended abruptly without explanation. Job Hunting

Update and strengthen your LinkedIn profile. Even if not currently looking, you need a strong, credible profile on LinkedIn. People check you out before working with you. Recruiters run searches for particular skills and background. In addition, LinkedIn helps you reconnect with people who know you and your work.

Check your LinkedIn profile. (Click your photo and select "View Profile.") LinkedIn has been standardizing company names, with odd results. Recruiters view illogical entries -- such as HPE positions before 2015 -- as fake. (HPE changed many decades-old HP positions to display the HPE name and logo.) Watch for typos. You may wish to emphasize (or de-emphasize) some of your experience and background.

Tricks and traps: hpalumni.org/LinkedIn

Job posts on LinkedIn.

To see job openings shared by other HP alumni -- and post opportunities at your current employer: Join the "HP Connections" group on LinkedIn (Operated by HPAA, but HPAA membership not required.) 

Join the appropriate LinkedIn groups specific to your country and job history.

We don't carry requests for job leads. See Member advice on using LinkedIn to reconnect with the people who personally know you and your work.

Reconstructing your HP career:

How to obtain a copy of your personnel file to assist in developing your résumé: HPInc  HPE.

▪ How to find references to yourself or products or products you worked on in Measure or the HP Journal -- all back issues of which are available online: HP publications

Job searching:

▪ "Job Searching for the Mature Worker" HPAA video. Pat Richards from nonprofit NOVA Workforce Services, Sunnyvale, California. Pragmatic, actionable advice. (Not the usual motivational fluff.) 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 topics:

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

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

Before you need to find a new job:

▪ Establish your personal network. Join the "HP Connections" 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. (Operated by HPAA, but HPAA membership not required.)

Quietly untangle your personal business from your employer's systems. No matter where you work, what your job situation, or how innocent your activities -- there are legal and privacy issues with using your employer's IT facilities for your personal business. How and why based on personal experiences reported by HPAA members.

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

W-2 or final Earnings Statement:

▪ Contacts: Annual W-2 or final Earnings Statement

Employment lawsuits:

▪ Current status of major HP and HPE Employment Lawsuits 

Know someone who is leaving HP or HPE? They should use the HP Alumni Association's "ASAP Checklist" immediately. Member advice on what to do before losing access to company systems -- and in the following few weeks. Supplements the official HP/HPE checklists. ASAP Checklist  (HPAA membership not required.)

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

Gone from HP or HPE? The nationwide HPAA has several moderated, email-based discussion forums. HPAA Benefits covers topics such as COBRA and retiree health benefits, annual enrollment, and transition to Medicare. HPAA Finance deals with employee stock, 401(k), pensions, and other personal finance issues from an ex-HP/HPE perspective. HPAA TechTalk members work together on personal technology questions. Join the independent HP Alumni Association at no charge.

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(Updated Feb 26, 2022. Reviewed Jan 27, 2023.)

If formerly a regular, direct U.S. employee of HP or HPE -- or are in the process of leaving -- join the HP Alumni Association. No charge, thanks to HPAA's Supporting Members.

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