A Personal Assistant is responsible for performing any tasks that would prevent the employer from attending to more important matters. Some may be administrative or clerical, but a great many of them will not be.
This position has much more personal interaction with employers than most other domestic careers. Given the nature of the responsibilities, Personal Assistants will have extensive knowledge of their employer’s personal lives. So it is imperative that all candidates for Personal Assistant be able to maintain the absolute highest levels of discretion.
A personal assistant can help cross tasks off of your to-do list in your professional and personal life. A qualified personal assistant can work on duties such as:
- Managing your calendar and coordinating activities
- Setting appointments
- Planning parties and events
- Arranging travel plans
- Making reservations
- Running errands
- Social and professional event planning
To succeed at these assignments, personal assistants must be highly organized, discreet, good listeners, excellent at time management, up to date with relevant software programs, and conscientious about details. They need outstanding interpersonal skills as well, given that they interact with so many different people every day. And tact is vital.