This thing still has that new blog smell we all love so much, and I already feel like I need to pull a skeleton from the closet. My confession may cause a spit take, so put down your cup.
Up until 24 hours ago, I had no idea what I wanted this blog to stand for. I am a heavy reader on blogging topics, and I know that choosing a niche is one of the most important steps in blogging success, but I wasn’t quite sure what my niche would be. There are loads of fantastic HR bloggers out there (and almost all of them are much smarter than me). Therefore, I was unsure of how to properly position this blog to stand out to readers, because I feel like I have some genuinely helpful advice to dispense. And then it dawned on me.
You see, I also have another love. Yes, while HR holds a very special place in my heart, I also enjoy giving and receiving career advice. So I thought to myself, “What if both passions could be combined? What if this blog could help new HR professionals to make their mark on the world? What if college students majoring in HR could read this blog and know how to find and excel in the HR position of their dreams?” (And yes, I do think in complete sentences.) :-)
The thought came to me, because I recalled the difficulties I had in finding my first HR position. Unlike some other career fields, HR is very tough to break into. It has the paradoxical “you must have experience for a job, but to get a job you must have experience” problem embedded in its core, and that causes frustration to no end for many people. Hopefully I will be able to leverage my career advice and HR experience into a brilliant combination (or at least a short sputtering of nonsense).
So, now that I’ve let the proverbial cat out of the bag, I feel much better. I’ve already put a project into motion that will be invaluable to new and upcoming HR practitioners, and I can’t wait to unveil it. I have a shining vision of what UpstartHR can eventually be, and I’m excited to see where the path leads.