How to become a personal assistant

Provide one-to-one support to an executive, making sure their workday runs smoothly, picking up personal tasks along the way.

What does a personal assistant do?

PAs provide admin and secretarial services to senior staff. They can work in high-pressure environments across all industries. As trusted employees, personal assistants might also be called on to help with personal tasks because they work closely with their managers and excel at organisation.

Duties and tasks

  • Handle day-to-day activities of senior staff, including meetings, phone calls, e-mails, and appointments.
  • Deal with stationary orders, taking notes, and managing accounts.
  • Brief senior staff on information in correspondence.
  • Assist with personal matters including travel booking and childcare.
  • Accompany senior staff on business trips and assist with bookings, transfers, and refreshments.

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