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What Does an Executive Assistant Do? (And How to Become One)

Sep 28, 2021 10:41:12 AM

Like the idea of managing schedules, solving problems, and being an indispensable aide to the boss? A career as an executive assistant could be perfect for you.

Executive assistants provide specialized, high-level administrative support to senior personnel.

They coordinate executives’ calendars and make sure their bosses have the information and materials they need to do their jobs effectively.

But what does that really mean? What does an executive assistant actually do, and what does it take to thrive in this role?

In this post, we take you through an executive assistant’s typical responsibilities as well as the skills and training required to get started in this career.

Here’s everything you need to know.

The Admin Assistant's Guide to Multitasking: 3 Keys to Juggling Tasks Like a Pro

Feb 13, 2018 3:58:57 PM

Updated November 2022

When most people think about the challenges of running an office, the very first thing that comes to mind is multitasking.

Offices are hubs of activity. They are the nerve centre of every company, small business, government agency, and community organization.

Offices are, by definition, busy environments where employees coordinate projects, hold meetings, pitch ideas, and carry out routine operations.

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