SKILLS NEEDED TO BE A PA
While there are plenty of PA jobs across the US, the competition is also fierce. The more skills or experience you have under your belt, the greater chance you have of landing your perfect personal assistant job.
The role of a full- or part-time personal assistant has changed dramatically in the last forty years. There is less call for those with traditional administrative skills and more of a demand for candidates with all-round capabilities, including excellent organizational and project management skills along with a robust knowledge of MS Office – particularly across Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Additionally, successful PA candidates need to be exceptionally confident in MS Outlook where they’re managing complex diaries and travel itineraries, especially across multiple time zones.
A degree-qualified PA is preferred by many of our clients who are looking for someone to step up and work at a senior capacity.
Finally, it is expected that candidates can type at least 50WPM accurately. At Tiger, we are required by our clients to test all candidates and can provide you with a copy of your scores.