Your Profile is How Others Find You, Know About You and Get to Know You Better...
Getting Started: A few general tips -
- The site seems to work better on Chrome than Internet Explorer. If you have difficulty, consider using Chrome or another browser and check the "zoom" on the page if it needs adjustment to see all the navigation items.
- There is no "home" button; to get to the home page, click on the GPSEG logo in the upper left.
Logging In: In the upper right corner of the site, you will see "Sign In." Your username is your email address on file. Upon entering the username, the site will recognize you and give you the option to change your password whenever you like or if you have forgotten it. If you have difficulty, feel free to contact the GPSEG staff for assistance. Note: We do not store/keep passwords.
Create/Manage Your Profile: On the bar in the upper right, you will see "My Profile" and "Manage Profile." Clicking on "My Profile" will let you see what is currently in your record and what groups you have joined. "Manage Profile" takes you to the screen to begin editing/adding information. There are new fields available and there is information you may have had in your previous record that did not transfer to the new site. Your headshot and resume are two such items. Because there are numerous sections as you will notice, we recommend you start with several important ones, then go back and check out some of the other features.
Note: Required fields include your resume (you must upload a document) and a field related to the Guide program called "Guide Locations." The bottom/last choice is "I do not want a guide at this time" which is what you can choose to successfully update your profile. If you are new or have been inactive and would like a Guide, then complete that field accordingly.
Information and Settings:
- Edit bio - Please enter any and all data that you can/would like so it can be included in what members know about you. For fields that you would like to include but not share with others, click on the icon next to the field and toggle to the red lock icon. Your professional information will have increased prominence, as we have a special "find a member's business" search function.
- My preferences - The settings indicated affect interaction within subgroups and committees. They do not refer to general GPSEG emails. Most likely, you will want to uncheck most of the choices to avoid receiving a lot of messages. You can change these at any time.
Invoicing, Payments & History:
Over time, you will find this resource helpful. The Membership section on the right of the screen in this section will give you a quick glance of when your dues are up for renewal. As you build activity payment history, accessing your payment records and invoices may be useful for tax/reimbursement and record keeping purposes.
Content and Features - Check it out over time, but for now, you can skip down to..
Community: On the right side, you will see an icon and the word "groups." This is where you will see a listing of subgroups, committees and leadership bodies of which you are a member. If you are a designated administrator of the group (generally a chair or vice chair) you will see a people icon next to the name of the group. If you want to join a group not listed in your profile, go to the main navigation bar and click the "Groups and Member Forum" tab. You will see drop down lists for the Committees and Subgroups. Go to the group page and on the line right under the group's name, click "join group." If the group is open to all members, you will be able to join immediately. If the group requires approval to join, you will be advised when approved or the reason it is not available to you.
Note: Joining a group is different from joining the email list for the group. Guidance for joining the mailing lists is in the section specifically for communications/mailing lists.
Networking and Careers: Resume/CV - In this section, you can create a summary of career goals, your expertise, upload a searchable resume, etc. specifically linked to the Career Center. Employers who are recruiting for jobs will be able to find your resume and information, including based on specific search criteria. (This is different from the profile bio resume field; if you are searching for a new position, you will want to utilize both.)