Viewing profilesView profiles to find contact and work-related information for people, and connect with them in different ways.
In addition to contact details and work background, a profile provides rich, social information about a person that can help you decide if you want to connect with them. You can find out how you are related to the person, what you have in common, view their latest status updates, and keep up with what they've been doing lately in the other applications.
You can also connect with people directly from their profile. For example, you can email them, invite them to join your network, or follow them. When Sametime awareness is enabled, the person's online status is displayed, and you can start an instant chat with them directly from their profile.
Note: The IBM Connections Plug-in for Sametime must be installed for this information to display.
If you want to store the profile owner's contact information, click the business card icon to download their virtual business card (vCard). A vCard is a file that stores basic contact information following the Internet Mail Consortium specification. You can add new contacts by using your email system to import vCard files.
View a person's profile to find the following information:
The latest posts to the profile owner's board. This information includes the profile owner's recent status messages and comments that other users have posted to the profile owner's board.
Typically found on a business card, such as name, job title, company, location, telephone numbers, and email addresses. The profile also identifies the person's local time, and, if applicable, an assistant's contact information.
Note: Your administrator can configure IBM Connections to prevent email addresses from being displayed, in which case email addresses do not display in a person's profile or business card.
Current work experience, technical skills, languages spoken, interests, past work experience, and education. This information is a rich-text field composed by the profile owner and includes any information that the profile owner wants to share.
Click the links to display the latest updates that the profile owner has made in other IBM Connections applications.
Short keywords used to identify the profile owner's skills, areas of interest, or work activities. These tags can be added by the profile owner or by another person.
Things in common
A list of the things that you have in common with the person whose profile you are viewing. This information can help you decide if you want to connect with the person and invite them to join your network. For more information, see Use the Things in Common widget.
Note: You must be logged in to see content in the Things in Common widget.
The pronunciation link is displayed when the profile owner has created an audio file and uploaded it to the profile. Click the link to play a recording of the person's name with the correct pronunciation.
Who connects us?
A list of the people that link you and the profile owner in IBM Connections. Viewing the information in the Who Connects Us widget is a useful way to see how you are connected to a particular person. For more information, see Use the Who Connects Us widget.
Note: You must be logged in to see information about the social path that exists between you and the profile owner.
Choose one of the following report-to chain view options:
Table 1. Reporting structure views
View Description Full Report-to Chain Shows the profile owner's position in the organizational hierarchy, from the profile owner up to the top of the organizational chart. Same Manager Shows the people who also report to the profile owner's manager. People Managed Shows the people that the profile owner manages.
This area shows a selection of the people in the profile owner's network. You can click View All to display a full list of the people in the profile owner's network.
External links that profile owners include as part of their profile.
Parent topicProfiles overviews, how-tos, and FAQs
Update your profile
Add people to your network
Use the Who Connects Us widget
Use the Things in Common widget
Use the business card