This guide will walk you through how to keep your profile headline, background/bio and contact information up to date. Your Profile Headline will be the first thing other people see when they click on your profile. Keeping this information current is the best way to highlight your skills so others can get a quick sense of your experience and expertise. You can further expand on your specific skills in your profile Background section. The Contact Information listed on your profile will be the only information others will have to connect with you outside of the platform.
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To edit your profile headline, click on the pencil icon at the top right-hand corner of your screen, above your “Connections.” From there, a pop-up window will appear allowing you to edit your profile image, “First & Last Name,” your “Home Location,” “Headline,” “Email Address” and “Phone Number.” Your headline is a great opportunity for you to highlight your role, specific expertise and eagerness to learn or skill up! Your profile may even have a badge if you are a member of one of Impact’s Partner Associations.
You will not be able to save changes until you update your email and home location. If you choose not to upload a profile image, your icon will default to your first and last initials. Profiles with their headline completely filled out, including the profile image, receive much more engagement on the Impact network.
Updating your profile headline information will automatically update the contact information within the “Contact Info” box. Clicking on the pencil icon within the “Contact Info” box will open the Profile Headline window once again. Keeping this information up-to-date is the best way for you to receive communications off-platform.
Note: Messages sent within the web-platform or mobile app will also be sent in the form of an email.
Your contact information will only be shown to people you are connected with on the Impact network. Below is how your contact information will appear to non-connections:
Your profile background is an opportunity to add a bio about yourself to further speak to your skills, experience and even ideal next role. To edit your profile bio, click on the pencil icon within the “Background” box.
There is no word limit to the profile bio, but the best bios are concise, providing a quick snapshot of who you are and what you can bring to a production. You can use your bio to highlight achievements, kits, and to showcase your personality and voice. You are free to edit your profile bio at any time. Feel free to experiment and adapt as you evolve in your career!
And there you have it on updating your headline, contact info and bio! If you have any further questions or have a particular concern that was not addressed in this article, please reach out to Impact Support.