Leveraging Internal Profiles
March 14, 2015 Leave a comment
For many people in business, LinkedIn is a proven source of sharing your professional capabilities with others. However, many organizations today have internal profile systems that work much like LinkedIn. In an organization, these systems are even more important to leverage.
So why do so many people leave their profiles blank on these systems?
Across many organizations I have witnessed a level of apathy to sharing information about information on the systems and keeping these profiles up to date. In today’s fluid business environment it constantly amazes me that people do not take advantage of these tools.
Consider that this site at your office is like having a talent review file available to anyone interested in you. Why would anyone want to leave this blank? It’s like saying to people looking at you that you have no interest in any other opportunity than the current one you are in and you are too lazy to full out a simple bio on youself. Not putting your best foot forward in business.
Maybe employees are not sure what to write? Perhaps start with number of years experience and a brief list of positions inside and outside the company. List degrees by date, level, type, and school. List certifications by date, type, and certifying agency. It can’t hurt to personalize your profile a little with hobbies and information about your family. If you have any special achievements like earning patents, publishing books, or winning awards, share this.
Do you want to be the person that is looked at as not interested or lazy or do you want to give a positive impression to those that look you up?