Again, this is easier said than done for Assistants, but we have many articles on how to get yourself in the best position for promotions and alternative career paths.
If you transition into a new role within your current company, be prepared for some people struggling to take you seriously. People don’t like change, and if you have been an Assistant and moved into another profession, some people find it hard to move with the times.
When it comes time to apply for a new job, make sure that you highlight the skills that match the profession that you want to get into. Remember to be realistic because transitioning your career can take time.
Life is long, and just because you have been in one job, as the world’s best Assistant, for some years doesn’t mean you cannot make a change if you want to.
The skills, patience and courage that come with being an Assistant will stand you in good stead in any new role and make you a fantastic, very employable person.
Don’t put any limits on what you can achieve.
Being an Assistant can be a rewarding and worthwhile career if you love the role. If you’re looking for something different and feel that a transition away from the Assistant profession is the right direction for you, know that it takes courage, time and effort to make a major change. You’ll have to confront your fears and take risks to succeed – but also remember that these attempts may eventually reward you with incredible opportunities and experiences.
With diverse paths of progression available, research potential roles that interest you, witness others making successful transitions in their own lives and talk to experts before taking any steps towards attaining your career goals. And finally, don’t forget that resources like Accelerate Your Assistant Job Search Online Course exist, which provide essential advice on best job search practices while enabling potential transitions away from the Executive Assistance role.