For all the busy bosses of the corporate world, personal assistants are very important and hold key positions. Depending on the company an assistant is working and the diversity of duties performed, the salaries will also differ. Only bright, attentive and people with pleasing personality will be able to perform well at this job. Depending on the nature of tasks performed, the personal assistants will have to work under tight schedules. The assistants should possess a calm mind and photographic memory to perform all their duties in a perfect manner. Personal assistants can climb up the corporate ladder and supervise a team of personal assistants who work for the company. Personal assistants find jobs not just in big corporate companies but also work for celebrities, politicians and home-based entrepreneurs. They make best use of their time by keeping note of all the duties to be performed on each working day and maintaining a log of completed tasks. They have to perform both secretarial and administrative tasks in a company.
Though the duties vary depending on the company they are working for, personal assistants are expected to maintain a diary of daily logs, answer and make telephone calls and possess excellent computer skills so they can handle official letters, reports, presentations and other data. The main responsibility of the assistants is to ease the burden of their employers, remind them of meetings, book tickets, make outgoing calls for them and even run errands.
A good listener
Ability to retain information
Interpersonal communication skills
Quick while working on the computer