I've submitted over two dozen applications since last month and so far I've gotten no bites. I usually had no issues landing an interview before now, so to say that I'm starting to worry would be an understatement. I think there are too many of us and too few jobs available, which is definitely not good.
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Funny how there are a number of commenters here making it sound like HP is on the hiring upswing. If you're foolish enough to believe that a company like HP that has ALREADY announced planned ayoffs over the next few years is going to open up job reqs all over the map, then you deserve to be on the layoff list when your time comes.
A good friend of mine (a 10+ year high-salaried HP veteran) was WFR'd in November 2022 along with his entire team, and he's having a super hard time getting any responses to his many job applications. He told me that he never imagined that he'd ever get WFR'd by HP. Unfortunately, believing that was his first mistake.
Industrial print is booming.
@dpfn+1kJVwJ2J you are just wrong with making the statement that all of HP isn't hiring. I am in D&TO and we certainly are still hiring both CW's and FTE's and trying to reduce CW headcount in certain areas by moving to FTE. Everything is very prioritized based on strategy and need, but hiring is still happening.
Just heard thru the grapevine that some WFRs happened today in Houston, affected product engineering and other groups.
Does anyone seriously think that HP is planning to go on some hiring binge with WFRs already happening? The company is freezing reqs by the truckload
@dbpw+1kJVwJ2J So what division do you and your co-workers work for?
Not only is HP still hiring, several of my co-workers that were CW's are now full time HP employees.
It boils down to what division you are working for. Some are not hiring and other sectors are booming.
HP is not hiring at all right now! Layoffs are already happening, and other people are being offered early returement to get them off the payroll. Things are not all rosy at HP! This is going to be a VERY rough year for the company as a whole but especially for FTEs age 50+.
Those who say is hiring are either HR trolls or FTEs with their heads in the sand.
"Members recommend spending most of your 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." https://www.hpalumni.org/asap
The previous responder is incorrect. HP is NOT in a hiring freeze. Positions are heavily scrutinized and L1s are prioritizing requests. Limited numbers will be posted, but we certainly are not in a freeze.
If you're talking about applying at HP, we're currently experiencing a hiring freeze. You have to know someone well internally and God's gift to humanity to be considered an exception.
Won't be long until more jobs open though. We're offering early retirement packages.
There are two things going on right now -
- There is a huge glut of IT job seekers due to layoffs in the last several years, so the demand for jobs grwatly outweighs the number of open jobs. It's a supply-and-demand problem.
- Even for companies who might not now be laying off people, they likely have frozen most if not all of their open IT job reqs. They might still be accepting applications but are not acting on them since the jobs are not open for active hiring. This is often why you never hear back after submitting many job applications.
This year is going to get really ugly in IT for finding new jobs. Best to aggressively apply for open positions each and every week until you land a job, and submitting at least 25 job applications each week might be needed.
I highly recommend that you take advantage of ex-colleagues, and personal and professional contacts to submit job applications on your behalf at their companies, often thru a job referral program that many companies have. This is the best way to get your resume directly into the hands of a hiring manager.
Just going to get worse this year. Layoffs are just getting started.
Not surprised. Most job posting are seeing well over a hundred applications within 24 hours. There becomes no way for individual managers to review each, so if your existing job title and keywords don't hit on the job posting, then you won't even be seen. It sucks that it's this way, but it's ultimately a numbers game. See if you can identify a head hunter or five that can push your name for better odds.