I get a lot of questions about locations of HP jobs. When you look at our job postings, you might wonder how to tell what location(s) the job is in, or whether jobs are open in your area. Here’s a short guide on how to tell.
When you want to see what jobs are available, conduct your search for what type of job, and indicate which country’s jobs you want to see. In your results, you’ll see some jobs that have a specific city listed and some that list only the country (i.e. United States). If you look closely, you’ll see that some have a ++ symbol next to the city.
Specific city (i.e. United States – Palo Alto) means that this is where the job is located, it’s typically not negotiable. That said, if there’s a job that is a perfect fit but it’s not located in your town or someplace you’re willing to relocate, don’t rule it out just yet. In some cases the hiring manager may be open to other locations, especially if you are based in a city that is one of HP’s major locations.
Specific city ++ (i.e. United States – Palo Alto ++) means that if you click further, you will see other locations available for that job.
No city, only a country is given, (i.e. United States) means that the location isn’t set. These are positions that may be open to telecommuting, or may have too many location possibilities for the manager to list.
We’re upgrading our job application system in a few months and I’m looking forward to the improvements you’ll see. In our test environment, we’re looking at different ways to make the location of each job as clear as possible, including indicating whether the job needs to be performed from a specific location, or if that’s flexible.
When you search for jobs, how much does job location factor into what you’ll consider? Use the comments to let me know.