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Executive Assistant Skills and Expertise2023-12-15T11:12:37+00:00

You and Your Work

Learn how to work both strategically and practically while streamlining
processes and procedures, adding value and being seen as an asset to the organisation

Keeping up with the demands of the Assistant role is never easy. When you work in a fast-paced environment, your to-do list can become neverending, and it can be hard to nail down the Executive Assistant skills and expertise required.

Assistants often support more than one Executive, which means they have to manage conflicting priorities and work with schedules already at capacity.

Assistants are asked to work on many tasks, requiring them to have various skills. There are never enough hours in the day.

Here at Practically Perfect PA, we have been working with Assistants to ensure they understand the fundamental Executive Assistant skills and expertise required in the role. We also offer advice and tips on the skills necessary for Assistants to work on strategic, advanced project-based work where they can add tremendous value.

There are so many tasks that Assistants are asked to work on, and there are so many skills required to be a c-suite level AAssistantto, to a senior Executive. It can be daunting, especially for new Assistants or those making their way up the career ladder.

That’s where we come in.

On this page, you will find the following:

  • Two ultimate guides on diary management and email management for Assistants.

  • The skills needed for Assistants to work on projects, add value in the role and streamline processes and procedures.

  • Our best free articles, tutorials and videos on how Assistants can complete the fundamental tasks and duties required in the role. 

  • Our online course will help Assistants nail down their essential tasks, skills and responsibilities. 

Free templates and resources for Assistant career development

Minute-Taking Template for Assistants

Minute-Taking Template

This powerful template is designed to help busy Assistants take effective minutes.

Travel Itinerary for Practically Perfect PA

Travel Itinerary Template

Use this template to organise and manage complex business travel

Critical guide for Assistants who want to find the time to deal with their ever-growing workload.

The ultimate guide to productivity for Assistants

Introducing Practically Perfect PA’s ultimate guide to mastering your schedule, taking control of your time, and conquering that never-ending to-do list! Our expert advice and insider tips will unlock your productivity potential, enabling you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Assistant Essentials Online Course

Grow in the Assistant role by covering all the essentials.

Take your Assistant career to the next level with our comprehensive online course. Designed to equip you with all the essential skills, knowledge, and expertise required to excel in your role, our course covers everything from administrative duties to communication strategies. Whether you are just starting as an Assistant or looking to upskill and grow, our system is packed with engaging content and practical insights to help you unlock your full potential.

  • 12 in-depth modules
  • Workbooks, Copy-and-paste swipe files, checklists, resources & templates
  • Video-based lectures with world-leading tutors
  • Certificate delivered on completion of the course

Articles, Tutorials and Case Studies

These articles, tutorials, videos and case studies give tips and tricks on the skills and tasks needed to excel as an Assistant.

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Assistant skills videos and online webinars

Check out our YouTube Channel. We have a whole playlist dedicated to building your skills and expertise.

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