To be employed as a Personal Assistant (PA), you should initially have a proven track record of administrative work, have excellent computer skills and some experience using various office computer software packages. It is an added advantage if you have any additional skills, such as audio typing, minute taking or even shorthand.
A PA will carry out much the same office based tasks as a secretary or administrator, but will possibly be providing secretarial support to the Director of a Company, or a senior management person, to assist with daily duties and provide administration support. You would usually only work directly for one person, and your job description will include being able to help your manager to make the best use of their time.
If you enjoy a varied day, with several different tasks, this could be the PA career for you. Being a PA is quite a responsible position, as you could possibly be in control of the efficient running of the office of either a small or a large business, depending on your employer.
A Personal Assistant should be recognised for being very well organised, tactful and discreet, being able to multi-task, and to work with a calm and professional manner at all times, as your day presents new challenges. Working as a PA you are required to think on your feet, and take the initiative at certain times.
You will already be expected to have a certain knowledge of some of the skills required to become a successful PA, but it may be worthwhile investing in Accredited PA Courses in London, to refresh your skills, as well as advancing your expertise and knowledge in the field – a certain way to improve your success.
An Accredited Training PA Course in London, will give you face to face, more personal guidance to prepare you for a role in both large and small organisations in all industry sectors. You will have the advantage of being taught by a combination of tutors with a wealth of technical skills, which cannot be accessed by online training courses.
It is the diversity of opportunity and variety of available positions for PA Jobs in London that make these PA training courses so popular.
Find out about PA Courses by going to Souters PA London.