I am interested in the experiences of internal candidates. Do internal candidates have a better chance of getting a coveted position? I’m afraid of getting rejected, because then I would very likely have to quit. I'll appreciate any advice.
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Yes, reputation is how I got new internal jobs and completed 40 years+ of service. It does work ... both ways.
When I was with them (part of the group that got spun off to DXC lol), to get a meaningful raise, you HAD to switch jobs. They really don't believe in much of an in-grade raise. Hewlett and Packard are spinning in their graves.
Now is a great time to consider internal movement. Look for areas where HPE is hiring/investing. Pick up new skills and don’t be afraid of rejection. Consider all opportunities to interview as rehearsals for the one position where you are supposed to land. Rejection is not a negative if you capture feedback as to why you were not selected. Use this information to plan your next career steps.
Best of luck!!!
Internal candidates may have a better chance but there are many factors. For instance, your salary versus the target salary that hiring manager is budgeting for that candidate. If your salary is higher, you probably won't be considered unless you do something foolish and say that you wouldn't mind getting paid less. You could have a higher chance if your salary is lower than what the hiring manager is budgeting for but you'll shoot yourself in the foot for it.
MASSIVE CAUTION: Being interally hired in the middle year can disqualify you from getting a proper raise and you'll get no bonus at the end of the year... but it's not like HPE does that anyways. I left HPE at the beginning of covid but my friends still work there for whatever reason. They have told me that their raises have been extremely low and there have been no bonuses since pre-covid.
I'm digressing, apologies. Hiring internally saves a lot of work for the hiring manager and recruiter. Also, they WILL ask your current manager about you. If you don't tell your manager up front about wanting to move to another team to sustain your career goals, having another manager mentioning that you applied to their team will create an awkward situtation. This happened to me once and it escalated to my VP and he talked to me and asked me what it would take to stay. It was an awkward year.
IN ALL HONESTY.... Your best move would be to leave HPE. If you're unhappy now where you are, there is not much at HPE to be offered that's any different... unless you're moving from engineering to product management/marketing then that's a different story but you'll become everyone's enemy if you do that.
Seriously, get out of HPE. They are going absolutely collapse if this recession hits. They don't have a sustainable revenue now, they certainly won't have one during a recession. Every time I see Antonio's face on LinkedIn, I can just see his fabricated morale. He knows a tsunami is coming.
Internal candidates do you have a better chance of being hired if hpe needs to go to the outside to hire they will pay a higher salary for an external candidate so from a financial standpoint it benefits the company to hire internally
And age. The is a well known plan to replace older employees with young ones. Depending on your age you might have zero change. It seems 40 and up is out.
The answer is, it depends. Several factors go into the decision of hiring internal candidates. Over the years, I found that one of the most important factors in hiring internal candidates is reputation. When I was able to successfully move to another job, it was mainly due to the fact that the hiring team was aware of my previous good work. BTW, be wary of teams that employ the dreaded panel interview.