New Assistants

PPPA Guide for Assistants who are new to the role

This guide is designed for new Assistants in the role for a year or less. We cover everything you need to start on the right track.

The ‘Starting as a new Executive or Personal Assistant Guide’ is designed to help you navigate the first year of your new role.

Here you will find everything you need for the initial first meeting with your Executive and a list of brilliant and insightful questions to ask to get you started on the right foot.

In the Guide: Starting as a new Executive or Personal Assistant, you will also find chapters on how you navigate the tricky world of working with the Executive Team, building rapport with your new Executive, and advising how you can work effectively with a boss who has never had an Assistant before.

We are there every step of the way!

I know what it is like starting as a new Assistant, so I hope you find this guide full of some great advice and practical tips that you can put into action, and of course, I hope it gives you lots of confidence in your new role.

Let’s have a look at what we are going to cover in this Guide: Starting as a new Executive or Personal Assistant:

Chapter one: Advice for a first time Assistant

In this chapter, we will offer advice, based on our many years of experience, to new Assistants who are just starting in the role.

Chapter two: Key Soft Skills for New Assistants

Here you will find all the critical soft skills and competencies needed to succeed in the role from day one.

Chapter three: The Essential Tasks for New Assistants

There are specific tasks every Assistant must master. We detail the essential tasks in a standard Assistant job description.

Chapter four: Building a brilliant relationship with your Executive

At the heart of any Assistant role is the relationship with your Executive. We show new Assistants how to build rapport and work effectively with their Executives.

Chapter five: Working with multiple Executives

So many Assistants are asked to support multiple Executives, especially those new to the role. In this chapter, we share all of our tips and tricks on how to manage multiple Executives.

Chapter six: Building your personal brand and networking

The key to success as an Assistant is building your networking. We give Assistants tips on making connections and building a personal brand.

Ready to get started?

Chapter One

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