Executive & Personal Assistants – A Career Guide

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Being a personal or executive assistant is a key and unique position requiring a great deal of professional and personal skills. From management and organisational skills to meticulous planning, you also need discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity and being an effective gatekeeper. Our course gives you an overview of the tools you need and what it takes to become a successful assistant.

Study our course in the way you want. In small units or in one. Synchronise your learning between any device and remember and track your progress. Study and answer questions at your convenience and at the end of the course, if you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly, qualify for a certificate of achievement. You can even log your CPD hours.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.

Description

Module One: Getting Started

  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Course Objectives
  • How it works

Module Two: Working with Your Manager

  • Adapting to Their Style
  • Anticipate Their Needs
  • Getting Your Responsibilities Defined
  • When to Take the Initiative
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Administrative Soft Skills

  • Social Intelligence
  • Basic Business Acumen
  • Office Management
  • Active Listening
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Effective Time Management

  • Calendar Management
  • Prepare for Changes and Surprises
  • Keeping Others On Track
  • Urgent/Important Matrix
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Meeting Management

  • Creating An Agenda
  • Keeping Minutes
  • Keeping the Meeting On Time
  • Variations for Large and Small Meetings
  • Case Study
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Tools of the Trade (I)

  • Email Protocol
  • Office Machinery
  • Computer and Software Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Tools of the Trade (II)

  • Phone and Voicemail Etiquette
  • Word Processing
  • Business Writing
  • Internet Research
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Being an Effective Gatekeeper

  • Filtering Data and Information
  • Learn to Say No
  • Dealing With Difficult People
  • Recognize the Tricks
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Organizational Skills

  • Prioritizing Your Workload
  • Goal Setting
  • Plan for Tomorrow, Today
  • Staying on Track
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Confidentiality Guidelines

  • Your Confidentially Duty
  • Be Diplomatic and Discreet
  • Keeping Data Secure
  • What To Do in Sticky Situations
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Special Tasks

  • Project Management
  • Trade Shows
  • Interacting with Clients
  • Social Media Management
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the wise
  • Results
  • Recommended reading
  • Courses you might be interested in

 

Key Topics

Key topics covered in this course include:

 

What You'll learn

By the end of this course, you will:

 

Who it's for

Prior knowledge

Understand hiring and basic HR principles, employment laws and the correct HR procedures.

As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.

ALWAYS BE LEARNING!

We have many more courses for your business or organisation. Get in touch about how to get our courses available to your organisation or fellow learners at [email protected]

For businesses

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get back end management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any compliance, insurance, regulatory, union or staff association requirements
  • Save on staff training and CPD costs
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a handsome discount for annual and multi-year deals
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all you need to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

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