With many users now syncing their online directory profiles with their LinkedIn profile, we extended the 360Alumni profile database to include LinkedIn data sets such as "Skills," "Industry," and "Languages." These fields are standard across all clients, and clients can choose to activate these fields as needed.
Enhancement Sneak-Peek: These standardized fields will be part of future matching functionality related to upcoming enhancements to the Jobs and Mentorship features later this year.
We have defaulted the three new profile fields to be OFF in your community, but you can choose to turn these on within the client settings page on the user profile fields tab. Note that all 3 of these fields are filterable within the new alumni map/directory once enabled. One restriction of these libraries, is that we can not add or remove data/values, as these are libraries plugged in from LinkedIn. We do also have plans to allow this information to be synced from user LinkedIn profiles, coming in one of the next product deployments.
So, feel free to enable these profile field libraries, edit your profile, and see how they look and feel. Note that if you are utilizing the tags feature to capture user profile tags/information that are specific to your institution, you will not want to replace your current Tags feature with these profile libraries.
Below are your available options/approaches.
If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to reach out to the 360Alumni support team.