Executive Assistants perform many of the same duties as Office Managers and Administrative Assistants, with the added responsibility of acting as a gatekeeper to the executive, filtering through information that eventually ends up on his or her desk. Often, time spent as an Administrative Assistant will be beneficial, and many Executive Assistants need to know the inner workings of a company well, in case they are ever asked to stand in for their boss or represent company policies in daily interactions with customers and clients.
Skills - Executive Assistant
Tasks - Executive Assistant
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Requirements for being a successful Executive Assistant
The skills you’ll need to prove yourself as an Executive Assistant include outstanding written and spoken communication, attention to detail and flexibility, allowing you to smoothly run the daily office operations and manage the appointments of your executive with precision. You will need to follow instructions from a number of Executives and then report back to external and internal clients in an effective way, representing the highest level of management. You will need an in-depth knowledge of company policy and latest developments. Given the high pressure of this role you need to be very organised and be able to prioritise workloads efficiently. As Executive Assistants are given significant responsibility in the office, previous office management experience is a plus, and professionalism in dealing with clients and other employees is key. Solid IT, time management and organisational skills will serve you well in this role.
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