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How to Enter Your Work and Education Information into Your Facebook Timeline

When you got started on Facebook, you were asked to enter your education and work history. If you didn’t do that or want to add a more complete online resume, you can add more schools and employers on this page. Remember that this sort of information can really help old friends find you for reunions, recommendations, or reminiscing.

From the About section of the Timeline, first click the Edit button in the upper-right corner of the Work and Education section. You can then add and edit professional and educational information. When you’re done editing, click the Done Editing button in the upper-right corner.

See the little privacy icon to the right of the Where Have You Worked field? That icon represents who can see this information, and clicking it allows you to change who can see it. This is true of virtually every field in the About section. Look for the privacy icons and adjust according to your comfort levels.

To add an employer, follow these steps:

  1. After you click the Edit button, click in the Where Have You Worked field.

  2. Start typing the name of the company where you worked or currently work.

    Facebook tries to find a match while you type. When that match is highlighted, or when you finish typing, press Enter.

  3. Enter details about your job in the fields that appear.

    These include

    • Position: Enter your job title.

    • City/Town: Enter where you physically went (or go) to work.

    • Description: Provide a more detailed description of what it is you do.

    • Time Period: Enter the amount of time you worked at this job. If you select I Currently Work Here, it appears at the top of your Timeline.

  4. Click Add Job.

  5. Either add more jobs or click Done Editing in the upper-right corner.

    You can change any of the information about this job (or others) in the future by clicking the Edit link next to it.

If you’re interested in using Facebook for professional networking, you can also add specific projects to your work history.

To add a college, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the field Where Did You Go to College?

  2. Start typing the name of the college you attended (or attend).

    Facebook tries to find a match while you type. When that match is highlighted, or when you finish typing, press Enter.

  3. Enter details of your school in the fields that appear.

    These include

    • Time Period: Click the blue text Add Year to show when you started and finished your degree.

    • Description: Add details about your time at school that you think may be relevant.

    • Concentrations: List any majors or minors you had.

    • Attended For: Choose whether you attended as an undergraduate or a graduate student. If you select Graduate Student, you will have additional space to enter the type of degree you received.

  4. Click Add School.

To add a high school, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the High School field, where it says Where Did You Go to High School?

  2. Start typing the name of the high school you attended (or attend).

    Facebook tries to find a match while you type. When that match is highlighted, or when you finish typing, press Enter.

  3. Enter details of your school in the fields that appear.

    These include

    • Time Period: Click the blue text Add Year to show when you started and finished your degree.

    • Graduated: Check this box if you graduated from this school.

    • Description: Add details about your time at school that you think may be relevant.

  4. Click Add School.

You can edit any of this information (for example, if you leave your current job or remember that you were actually in the class of ’45, not’46) by clicking the Edit link next to the employer or school you want to edit. The same fields reappear, and you can change any and all information.

When you’re done adding and editing your professional and educational history, click Done Editing to save your changes.

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