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UPDATE OF MEMBERS PROFILE 26 Jan 2017 07:15 #129

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Dear members,

We here bring you some tips on how to update your profiles to look more professional. We encourage every member to update his/her profile as elaborated below.

Every user or member of RDN Platform is encouraged to update his/her profile.
After you have signed in by putting your login credentials that is username and password, please FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS to update your profile:-

1. Click on EDIT after MESSAGES (at the Top Left side).
3. Enter details. Please note that field with star are required, must be filled.
A. UPLOAD CANVAS IMAGE: This is background image for your profile. Your image file must be of gif, png, jpg, jpeg type. Your image file should not exceed 2.88 MBs. Images exceeding the maximum width of 473 will be resized. Images exceeding the maximum height of 609 will be resized. To upload, scrow and select upload image and then browse.

B. SELECT YOUR PREFIX: This is your title (Ms, Miss, Mr, Dr, Professor or Hon). To select- scrow and then select your prefix.
C. Enter your FIRST NAME: This is your given name/ Your first name
D. Enter your SIR NAME: This is your family name/Your second name
E. Enter your EMAIL.
F. Enter your MOBILE NUMBER.
G. Select your COUNTRY.
K. Provide details about your EXPERIENCE. Enter all the necessary information, Organization, Type of Employment, Job Title, Addresses and Contact details etc. Kindly indicate the Area/s of Practice, Regional Branch/Chapter, Practice Group Association, Interest Group Association, Kind of work done like research work, Publications and others. Also provide University Attended with years, Other Institutions attended with years as well as Qualifications/Degrees obtained with years. OR you can copy and paste your CV.

L.UPLOAD PROFILE IMAGE: To upload scrow and select UPLOAD NEW IMAGE.
Click on BROWSE to select a photo you want to be your profile picture. Your image file must be of gif, png, jpg, jpeg type. Your image file should not exceed 2.88 MBs. Images exceeding the maximum width of 473 will be resized. Images exceeding the maximum height of 609 will be resized.

M. Finally click UPDATE.

Below are tips portraying ways to select a perfect photo to upload on any professional network
TIPS: Professional profile photo/image on Professional Network
On a professional networking site such as LinkedIn, Freelancing your picture may affect the opportunities that come your way especially if you haven't met the other party in person.
An eye-tracking heat-map created by job site The Ladders found that recruiters spend 19% of their time on your online profile looking at your picture. Not as much time is spent on your skills or past work experience. Therefore, your picture plays a big role in whether you're able to interest a recruiter enough to reach out to you.
You want to look like a credible, confident, and professional person who anyone would want to have in their office.
Here are outlined guidelines for professional profile pictures to consider:
1. Always use a photo
It is important to include a photograph because helps in making sure that people know that they have connected with the right person. For example, LinkedIn profiles with a photo are seven times more likely to be viewed than ones without an uploaded photo.

2. Use a recent photo of yourself.
We like to post photos that we think look like the best version of ourselves, but if your photo was many years ago, it's too old since when clients meet you in person because you look nothing like your picture, they may wonder why you posted such a misleading photo. Therefore recent and decent photo values a lot in life.
3. You should be the only subject in the photo.
It's your professional profile picture, so it should focus on you. This means no inanimate objects, group shots, or photos of you with your significant other, child, or pets.
4. Your face should be in focus.
The background can be slightly out of focus, but your features need to be sharp, not blurred. If there are darker shadows in the background, make sure they aren't obscuring your face.
5. Wear appropriate professional or business casual attire.
Appear as you usually would in a business situation. Smart with a pretty smile to attract someone who looks at your profile. Most of the profile photos in LinkedIn show smiles of the people. Never post a photo of yourself at the beach, in a night club, or even running a marathon.
6. Keep your head straight and upright.
A professional photo needs you to look confident and capable in it. One of the researcher said that women, in particular, tend to tilt their heads in photos, which makes them look less self-assured.
7. Use a pleasant facial expression.
You need to look like someone others will want to work with. This means looking pleasant and confident and not having a "too serious" look on your face. Photos should express vivaciousness and life. Not sad, angry, or vacant stares. Also, stick to color rather than black and white shots."
8. Don't use your company's product or logo as a photo.
People want to connect with you as an individual, so avoid displaying your company's logo — unless it's your company's page. Once they connect with you, they’ll be able to learn about your product and your company via your company page.


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