Updating your background information

Edit the About Me area of your profile to let people know information about yourself such as specific skills and previous work experience. This content appears in the Background page of your profile.

About this task

Use the About Me area of your profile to describe what you do. Provide details about the projects that you are working on, the technologies that you are using, and the problems that you are encountering or resolving. Include information about any relevant technical skills, language skills, or interests that you might have. You might also add information about your previous work experience, education, and training in the Background section of this page.

Note: An administrator initially creates your profile with information from the user directory for your organization. Because the information comes from the organization's personnel directory and different directories store different information, the fields that are displayed in your profile might differ from the default fields. In addition, your administrator can automatically fill in a field to prevent you from having to fill it out. The administrator can also set a field to be read-only if it collects information that is not relevant to your organization.


To update your background information, complete the following steps.

  1. From the My Profile page, click Edit My Profile. Alternatively, select Profile > Edit My Profile from the product navigation.
  2. Click the About Me tab.
  3. Click in the About Me field , and nter information about yourself in the area provided, for example your current work projects and areas of responsibility. This area is a rich text field, so you can format the text, paste text copied from elsewhere, add embedded links to web sites, and so on.
  4. Scroll to the Background field to optionally enter additional information, for example your past work experience, education, and accomplishments.
  5. Click Save or Save and Close.

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