Solana Seashore resident releases information for getting promoted

BJ Schone, a Solana Beach resident, has published an e-book entitled “The Essential Guide to Promotion at Work,” after a 15 year career in Human Resources, which contains advancement advice and other advancement tips.

BJ Schone

“I’ve learned and developed throughout my career. All I’ve always done is help people grow, build the skills they need and ultimately advance their careers,” said Schone, who is responsible for Companies like Atlassian, Autodesk and LPL Financial have worked.

Schone wrote the 38-page guide as a pandemic side project and because he had some friends who were struggling to advance their careers. The topics covered in the guide address some of the general concerns he had heard.

“A lot of people assume that if they just blindly work harder and more and put in more hours, it will just magically happen,” he said. “While that might work in some cases, it isn’t the majority. Typically, you need to focus very specifically and intensely on your performance and achievements, the impact you are having on your team and making it visible to your manager. “

Schone said he also drew on his own experience with promotion on three different occasions.

“I did something right or came across it in various ways,” he said.

Chapters in the book include promoting your career, how promotions work, positioning yourself for a promotion, and creating your promotion plan. Schone added that it is important for employees to “only look at your reputation and your personal brand”.

“I think what is in the guide may be relevant to someone, whether they work in retail, corporate or elsewhere,” he said. “These are general tips on achievement, mindset, and networking that I believe can help a wide variety of people.”

The guide also provides tips for talking about promotions and career advancement for employees who are unsure of what to say.

“It is hopefully a guide that people will find useful,” Schone said. “There are a number of tips, I tried to make it very practical, not a lot of fluff. It’s not a lot of theory, it’s more of what you should probably be looking for. “

Schone also said the guide is for any career-minded, career-minded professional looking for advice. The feedback so far has been positive overall, he added.

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