I've decided that it's "Falling Into HR" Week here at the HR Capitalist.
I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today with a post called, "ABSOLUTELY NO ####### ONE GROWS UP DREAMING OF A CAREER IN HR." to start the series.
I think for the most part, it's true that most people fall into our profession. It doesn't mean you shouldn't be in HR though. A taste of that post appears below, head over to Fistful of Talent to see the entire missive.
And come back this week, of course, for more insights on falling into HR.
FALLING INTO HR IS THE NORM, NOT THE EXCEPTION
Here’s a non-comprehensive list of other things people fall into:
–A bad relationship
–Lucky circumstances in life
–A habit of eating a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream at 9 pm nightly.
That list tells you falling into things can be a blessing and a curse – it’s all relative to the outcome. From my experience talking to the talented high performers who make up the world of HR, here are some common ways people “fall” into HR without a real plan to enter the function that’s loved and hated by so many:
1–I started from the bottom now I’m here. You are a bootstrapper! Right out of college, these people took entry-level roles in our function, usually doing transactions as an HR Coordinator, Payroll Specialist or similar role. They enjoyed the function and in many cases, rose to run the whole damn thing. HR pros who find themselves entering the function in this manner have the greatest opportunity for career path growth in HR with small and medium-sized businesses.
Head over to Fistful of Talent to get the rest of the ways people "fall" into HR. I bet you'll find yourself in one those profiles.