Attributes of a Personal / Executive Assistant

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Attributes of a Personal / Executive Assistant
Toy Radebe, Coach, South Africa, Member
I'm interested to learn from members that serve on either executive committees or boards of global companies: what are the common attributes you look for when planning to employ a Personal Assistant? (not a secretary).
Which 3 are a must and why? Do you personally brief the recruiter or the head of HR? Why?...Sign up

Requirements for a Personal Assistant
Loh Tean Hin, CxO / Board, Indonesia, Member
I was thinking of PA but got a secretary instead.
Some common attributes to PA are: accounting experience, good social values, superior memory re...Sign up

Executive Coordinator
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
You may be looking for an "executive coordinator" or "board secretary" to assist the board in completing work through interaction with the vari...Sign up

Personal Assistant to an Executive
Augustus Chuks Valentine, Analyst, Nigeria, Member
I quite agree with the above mentioned requirements for a personal assistant, but I don't think having accounting experience is a compulsion; it could...Sign up

Personal Assistant to an Executive
Toy Radebe, Coach, South Africa, Member
Loh, David, Augustus - thank you for your contribution on the matter. I continue to try and learn what makes a world class PA that provides a s...Sign up

Qualities of a Personal Assistant
robin umiom, Entrepreneur, Nigeria, Member
One basic quality for the personal assistant is to be a step ahead of the CEO in information, in the particular business, and in the business e...Sign up

Attributes of a Personal Assistant
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
My PA must have the following attributes:
1. Tact - to handle both me and the other people with whom I interact on a business level;
2. Disc...Sign up

The Importance of a Personal Assistant
Olayemi Jayeola, Manager, Nigeria, Member
I believe the position of a personal assistant to a Chief Executive Officer of any organization is highly important and should be treated as such. In ...Sign up

The Personal Assistant: the CEO's Sharp Pencil
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Premium Member
The operative phrase of business is "busy" and, in the case of the CEO of any dynamic organization, that includes operational supervision over a multi...Sign up


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