Profiles provide a directory of the people in an organization: how to contact them, and how to find out about their projects, skills, and interests. Use Profiles to facilitate collaboration by helping you to find and get in touch with the right people fast.
Increase your visibility
Profiles can help you to tap into the collective knowledge of the people in your organization and work collaboratively with others.
Let people in the organization know who you are, what you do, what projects you are working on, the tools and technologies you are using, the problems you are currently trying to solve, and what you are reading or writing. Start by filling out your profile. Help people get to know you better by adding rich social information, such as your interests, hobbies, and tags that indicate your area of expertise.
Discover who in the organization is working on projects like yours or finding solutions to similar problems, and what resources they are using to simplify their jobs. Find out who your co-workers are, what their interests are, what skills they have, what they are publishing or reading, and get in touch with them. See who they connect to so that you can extend your network further.
Build your own network
Use profiles to make useful connections. Find people with the skills and expertise you need and add them to your network. Follow people when you want to keep up with their updates but don't want to add them to your network. You can view the latest status updates from the people that you are following and the people in your network by logging in to the Home page and selecting Status Updates
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Parent topic: Profiles overviews, how-tos, and FAQs
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