Executive assistants are tasked with a range of complex duties, often entrusted with confidential information, and relied upon to keep the office running at its peak performance. Expert multi-taskers, these individuals find jobs in many different kinds of environments—from busy, high pressure offices to much slower-paced college departments, real estate firms, or medical offices.
Executive assistants often work one-on-one with an executive, though may also work with more than one (or even a whole team). They are often front-facing and interact with a variety of internal and external clients, so a comprehensive understanding of the company’s brand values and communication style is essential. As the key confidante or “go-to” resource for executives, EAs schedule client visits or phone calls and communicate on behalf of the executive they support. As EAs often have access to privileged information, they are relied upon to act with discretion.