The traditional personal assistant job has become so much more than simply assisting an executive with diary management and meeting requests. Today the personal assistant role is often an extension of the executive they support with those in PA jobs taking on responsibilities such as:
• Answering emails
• Arranging travel
• Organising meetings
• Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
• Covering office management
• Assisting with events management and marketing activities
• Assisting with HR matters
• Creating presentations
• Writing speeches
• Taking minutes
Some personal assistant jobs also call for the employees to go above and beyond the call of duty at work, including responsibilities like:
• Buying gifts for family members
• Booking personal travel or making restaurant reservations outside of work hours
• Collecting dry cleaning
• Arranging personal bill payments
• Collecting kids from school
• Buying lunch
Hiring for a PA job
When hiring for executive assistant jobs or personal assistant jobs, there are specific qualities our clients look for in candidates. PA’s need to be; organised, presentable, highly productive, efficient and eloquent. Highlighting these attributes on your CV can really help to make you stand out and could be the defining factor on whether or not a company would want to interview you for a PA job. Remember to list all the responsibilities you have had to cover in previous personal assistant jobs and also to include all experience and jobs you have had.
Choosing a PA job
When deciding on a PA job, it’s important to remember it is as much your decision about what company to work for, as it is for the company to select the right candidate. We work with a number of high-end clients such as Office Space in Town, Virgin, Christie’s and Conde Nast, all of which are constantly looking to fill personal assistant jobs or executive assistant jobs in London. It is this type of company that could really elevate your CV and help you set yourself apart from others in PA jobs in London. Make sure you consider the responsibilities included in the PA job you are interviewing for, as well as, the culture of the company.
For more information about personal assistant jobs or executive assistant jobs in London, contact Change today. We are always looking to speak to those in PA jobs who are looking to make their next career move.
Temporary PA jobs in London
At Change we recruit for both permanent and temporary PA jobs in London however we have seen an increase in the number of organisations that require temporary PA cover. This could be due to a number of reasons, perhaps their current PA has gone on maternity or paternity leave or they have taken a leave of absence or perhaps they just need some extra cover during a particularly busy period. Either way, we are always interested in speaking to candidates looking for temporary PA jobs in London as we have a number of fantastic opportunities available.
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