My Changeboard (for individuals)
What is this?
My Changeboard is where you go once you login to the site if you are registered as an individual. This is your personal home page, and your personal account on the site. It's also how you interface with the site and read the content you've subscribed to.
My RSS feeds – what are these?
RSS (an abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication) is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. Feeds make it easy to keep up with dynamic content such as Changeboard resources (content) or other sites around the Web. 'My RSS Feeds' serves as a feed reader enabling you to read content that you've subscribed to through an 'RSS Feed' on the site.
Several RSS feeds appear automatically at the bottom of your My Changeboard page. You can move these around on the page by clicking on the top left corner of each box and dragging them. You can delete any or all of them, or add more to your page by clicking on 'Add more feeds'. We have provided an eclectic mix of over 20 feeds, but you can add any other RSS feeds from the Internet.
What is 'My saved resources?'
This section archives and displays any Resources (articles, practical guides, etc) that you have marked as 'favourites'.
What is a Changeboard public profile?
A Changeboard public profile is a detailed profile of both your work and life to provide others with a rounded picture of you. It includes your educational and employment history, as well as information about your goals, wellbeing and interests. It's how people who search on Changeboard can get to know each other on the site. With a profile, users can display more than just a work resume - their profiles will also show the content they've contributed to the site, as well as their updates, the books, music and films that they'd recommend; a summary of their contacts; links to their own site, blog or RSS feed; and their profiles on other networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
How do I fill out a public profile?
If you missed filling out your profile during the initial registration process, you can go back and edit it at any time. Just login to My Changeboard (your personal account). You will automatically be taken to the 'About me' tab where you can customise your Changeboard profile URL, add your own links and write a summary or biography.
There are also 'Education' and 'Employment' tabs. The more you fill in, the more people will know about you.
'Add New Record' to create and record your education history.
'Add New Record' to create and record your employment history.
How do I set my profile image?
Click on "Edit Profile" from your home page, and then click on "Image" on the left hand navigation menu. Click "Browse" to find an image on your computer to upload to the site. Once you find the image, click "Upload." The image that appears will identify you as an icon in your public profile and in other areas throughout the site.
Why should I customise my URL?
Your public profile is given a permanent URL which makes your Changeboard profile available on the Internet. You decide which parts of your profile are shown (see privacy settings), and you can update your profile at any time. By customising your URL, (eg with your name: http://www.changeboard.com/profile/JohnSmith) it allows you to:
- use it in your email signature
- distribute it to your contacts
- be found in searches on Google, Yahoo! And other search engines
- control your professional identity on the Internet
You can set which information from your profile you would like to be public, or set parts of your profile to be only visible to your contacts. The default settings are for all parts of your profile to be public and visible to all users (the exception is your 'Job seeking' tab which is always 'private' and not visible to any other users; you can opt to make this section visible to employers).
My Changeboard toolbar
What is the toolbar that keeps following me around the site? The My Changeboard toolbar is a personal navigation that follows you throughout the site once you are a registered member and you are logged in. From the profile toolbar, you can get to your 'Profile', 'My Jobs', 'Add content', your 'Contacts', and your 'Inbox' for internal messaging within the site.
What are 'My Jobs?'
My Jobs enables you to:
- create multiple 'jobs by email' profiles
- track the 10 most recent jobs that match your 'jobs by email' preferences
- upload and store multiple versions of your CV tailored for your applications
- store and manage all your job applications, including your covering letters and comments
- archive your 'favourite jobs' from job searches so you can apply at your convenience
- search across all your 'recent' or 'favourite' jobs
- upload your CV in the 'Job seeking' tab to our searchable database
- create a dynamic 'job seeking' profile so that employers can search, find and headhunt you