A personal assistant is the “go to” person for individuals or families, and is indispensable for the proper functioning of daily life for those who work with one! As such, the role can be very intense, with a variety of ad hoc projects and emergencies emerging daily. The role keeps these professionals on their toes!
A personal assistant provides assistance to an individual or family and is entrusted with a range of complex duties and information. Personal assistants are tasked with ensuring that every facet of their employer’s life runs smoothly. They are often responsible for organizing travel and activities, paying bills and managing family finances, coordinating with vendors and other staff, paying external vendors and staff, managing calendars, managing assets, researching special projects, managing lists and maintaining contacts, and coordinating special events or functions, among other activities. Personal assistants are given extraordinary access to privileged information and, as such, must have discretion and be exceptionally professional.
Personal assistant roles offer rewarding full-time as well as part-time work. A part-time personal assistant may work with a number of employers or clients, or take on one employer while achieving another career goal.