What is Totempool? Why should I keep updated my Totempool account?
Totempool is a place where you can collect and show your work and the accomplishments. It’s a new way for presenting your resume. Keeping your Totempool account updated will be a great way to be seen by recruiters, keep connected with your teammates, teach and learn with new people who have the same experience or interest. Totempool allow you to share your work portfolio, helping you showcasing your expertise and skills to get a new job or a new client.
How can I present my Totempool to others?
Totempool has an individual public URL that can be included in your current resume or in any social network profile; you can send the link by email or use it in your job applications. Your public profile can also be seen in search engines (if you allow in your settings).
That’s how your public Totempool address will look like: http://totempool.com/u/your-name.
How can I invite other friends to be in Totempool?
It is important to mention that none of these ways will automatically invite your friends without your consent.
If I sign in my e-mail accounts or my social networks to invite friends, Totempool will send invitations without my allowance?
No, it will never happen. A notification for sending an invitation for your friends will always show up before you send them the invitation.
Is my information safe in Totempool?
How can I add an accomplishment or work?
When I sign up to Totempool I had some Accomplishments already in my page. Why is that?
Every time someone add an accomplishment and invite you to be part as a teammate, Totempool memorizes it for you, even if you are not in the social network yet. Whenever you sign up, if you accept the team ups, you will see in your profile the accomplishments you were invited to team up.
When I registered in Totempool I had already some notifications of accomplishments that I don’t want to keep. How can I remove them?
You don’t need to remove them. In the notification it will be a message to confirm the team up or reject it. Just choose reject and the accomplishment won’t be shown in your profile. Even if you accept, you can undo the team up at any time and it will disappear from your profile.
How can I delete accomplishments?
In the case you are the Admin, you can go to the Edit accomplishment and click on delete on the bottom of the accomplishment. The accomplishment will be permanently deleted.
You are only allowed to delete the accomplishment if you are one of the Admins, which means, if you can edit it. If you are not the Admin, you can just undo the team up and the accomplishment will be removed from you accomplishment section and your profile
How can I hide my accomplishment?
Nobody except you will be able to see the accomplishment in your profile. If you have teammates, they won’t be able to see this accomplishment in your profile, but they will se in theirs.
Any teammate can invite other teammates to an accomplishment?
Inviting a teammate is directly related to edit an accomplishment. If you are allowed to edit an accomplishment you can invite teammates, which means, if you are the Admin, you can invite teammates. When posting an accomplishment and inviting teammates, it is not automatically set that your teammates are Admin, unless it you check the option Admin over his name when inviting him to team up.
Why should I put more details in my accomplishment?
The more complete and detailed is your accomplishment, the more noticed you would be in searches. We recommend including at least one image and describing in a few words what the accomplishment is about. Videos and links will generate more interest to it.
How can I upload information in my profile?
Your Profile will have two types of information: your resume and your accomplishments or work.
To upload accomplishments / work directly in the Accomplishment section:
To upload you resume information, click on the pencil icon by the side of “About me” on the left of your screen. A window will open where you can type your information there.
How can I organize my profile?
You can drag the accomplishments, board of accomplishments or the sections of your profile up and down or to the left or to the right (in the case it is the accomplishment).
Is it possible to select my accomplishments to show up in my profile?
You can select the accomplishments you don't want to show by choosing the visibility “Only You” inside this accomplishment. After that, only you will be able to see it in your profile.
Can I keep my profile information hidden?
Yes, just go to settings in the visibility section and choose “only you” in the place it says who can see my profile information.
How can I invite people to Totempool?
You can invite friends by clicking in any of the address book icons. You will have two options: “invite friends through your e-mail address book” or “invite friends through email ”.
In the subsection “invite friends through your e-mail address book”, you can click on any of the email address books available and your friend’s e-mails will show up. You can choose who you want to send an invitation email.
You can also choose to invite friends just typing the e-mail in the subsection on the bottom named “Invite through e-mail”. You can type the e-mail of a friend that you want to invite and if you want to invite more, just click in the link add more.
How can I stop following someone?
Go to your connections in the section Following. In the bottom of each card you can see the option to unfollow this person.
Another way to remove a connection is going to her connection’s profile. On the bottom of the profile picture you will see a button “following”. Click on the arrow and select the option “unfollow”.
How can I block someone?
Go to the user’s profile. On the bottom of the profile picture you will see a button written “following” or “follow”. You can click on the arrow and select the option “ban”. After you click on “ban”, this person will no longer be able to connect, send message or see your profile.
Can I invite friends or connections from other Social Networks to Totempool?
You cannot invite friends or connections automatically since the main social networks don’t allow Totempool to have access to your connections there.
I registered with my e-mail or my social network account. Did Totempool send e-mails to my connections without my authorization?
No, Totempool won't send any email to your connections without your consent.
What are the types of posts on Totempool? How can I interact with a post?
There are three types of posts in Totempool: Updates, Articles and Accomplishments.
You can interact with someone’s post through endorsing, liking, sharing or commenting this post. In the Accomplishments you can also team up or invite someone to team up with you. This means you will be part of someone’s accomplishment post, or someone will be part of your accomplishment post.
What’s a team up?
Team up is when you tag someone in an accomplishment and this person becomes a teammate who accomplished something with you (for example a website, a project, an event, a marketing campaign, etc.) This means that you were part of teamwork.
Any team member can invite others?
Only those who are Admins and can edit the Accomplishment can invite others or approve teammates requests.
What is an endorsement?
Endorsement means that this person gives a public acknowledgement and credit that you performed this accomplishment well.
Can someone outside Totempool endorsement me?
The person would have to be registered on Totempool to endorse you.
Who can see my activities on Totempool?
You decide who can see your activities on Totempool in the Visibility section of your settings. There you can decide who can see your accomplishments, profile, and updates. Your profile picture and background image will also be visible according to the settings you decide at the time you upload or edit them.
Even if the accomplishments are available to be seen by everybody, you still have the chance to limit visibility inside each accomplishment.
What others can see in my accomplishment section?
It depends on what is chosen in your Visibility settings and in your Accomplishment’s visibility. For example, if you choose the option “only you” in your settings and you are the only teammate, only you will see it.
What others can see in my profile section?
You can decide who can see your profile choosing the options Everybody, Followers, Followers of Followers and Only You.
If you choose everybody, your profile will be seen outside Totempool, available in search engines.
How can I limit the views in my profile and accomplishment section?
You can go to the settings and select “who can see your professional accomplishment”, “who can see your personal accomplishments” and “who can see your profile”. Then you can choose: Everybody, Connections, Connections of Connections or Only You
If you select everybody, your profile and accomplishments will be seen outside Totempool (in an search engines for example). But, the person will not be able to see detailed information if they are not signed in.