Personal or for a company, it is not uncommon for CEOs and important personalities to hire a personal assistant. But what are exactly the duties of a personal assistant? The personal assistant works as close as possible to their employer. Sometimes the border between the private and the personal is thin. A good personal assistant must be versatile and flexible at all times.
The organisation of the Personal assistant
The assistant is, in a few words, the right-hand man and the employee’s calendar. It is up to them to manage the booking of appointments and trips, the preparation of suitcases as well as all the administrative part that results from the trips. It is essential for personal assistants to have a very good organisation so that their employer can work as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
Communication and the Personal assistant
This one must know how to express themselves correctly and to structure their thinking in a clear concise manner. He must know how to go to the essentials always for the sake of time and comfort for their employer. They will be called upon to travel or deal with foreign people.
It is strongly recommended that an assistant can speak several languages. Obviously English is a must as an International language, but also the languages of the countries with which the company deals.
The essential qualities of a Personal assistant
Flexibility is an essential asset for a personal assistant, they should not count their hours and be afraid to work extensively at day or night.
The personal assistant will have an important place in the life of their employer, this one must be attentive to the well-being of his employer. In the continuity of listening, the personal assistant must know how to step back to privilege the peace of mind of their employer in a way to have the right words at the right time.
Finally, we will end with passion: this quality allows to resume and consider the qualities mentioned above. The personal assistant must know how to put his work and the needs of their employer in the foreground and sometimes put their personal life on hold. This kind of investment in a work cannot operate if the person is not passionate about what they are doing.
The typical day of a personal assistant
There is no such thing as a typical day for a personal assistant, it depends on the current files, of the employer’s movements and finally the field of activity. On the other hand, the days of an assistant staff are punctuated by meetings in order to be able to make the precise point of the tasks to be carried out and the progress of others.
This requirement and this expertise sought in a personal assistant translates the care and professionalism with which Morgan & Mallet International recruits and places personal assistant in the most prestigious and powerful families. We answer specific needs by offering experimented and passionate profiles about their work. You can find our Personal Assistant Jobs here.
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