A personal assistant (also abbreviated as "PA") has more duties than simply scheduling meetings, and answering the phone.
The job of private personal secretary is quickly becoming one of the most important roles in big business. Even smaller business operations are starting to see the value in them and for a while, PAs were seen as a growth sector in the job placement field.
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As a PA, you must have an extensive understanding of the organization, and know the key staff members, both internal and external, including the organization's objectives and aims.
Company executives and entrepreneurs are often busy and have tight working schedules, thereby requiring a personal assistant to help with scheduling of meetings, daily management, note-taking, and correspondence.
The basic skills you need are strong communication skills, impeccable phone etiquette, the capacity to multitask, some management skills, documentation, and research.
The salary largely depends on their skills and experience. However, salaries can also increase depending on the industry and who employs them.
For example, working for a celebrity, a high-profile business person, or a film personality could fetch you more money.
The characteristic duties of a personal assistant may include:
1.Answering and making phone calls
2.Closely working with other executives managers and other influential people in the employer's circles
3.Prioritizing the employers appointments
4.Handling their emails and letters
5.Organizing speeches and reports
As mentioned earlier, the roles and duties largely depend on your skills and responsibilities. The busier the employer, the more duties he will assign to you.