How do I set up my profile?

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    Setting Up Your Profile


    Setting up your profile is the first step to becoming active in your community. Your user profile provides other community members with an easy way to learn about your experience, skills, and interests. Your profile shows up in search results when other members search for keywords contained in your profile. You can update your information at any time.


    To set up your profile:

    1. Click on your name in the upper right corner and choose Edit Profile from the drop-down menu


    2. Click the Your Profile tab.


    3. Fill in as much profile information as you like. Required fields are indicated in red. Note that your profile will be found when people search, so if you have professional roles or interests that would be useful for others to know, be sure to include them. Your community manager may set up certain fields for you, such as your username, and you may not be able to edit them.

    4. Click Save.


    Also available are a couple additional setup options:


    Avatar & Photos allows you to upload photos and avatars to your profile. Your photo is a great way for people to "meet" and recognize you in person. Your avatar is a small picture that appears next to your content, comments, and status updates to let community members quickly recognize you with a simple visual cue. See How do I upload a profile photo and how do I choose an avatar?


    Privacy settings control how different types of users see your profile. See How can I edit my privacy settings?