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ARE YOU AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT OR PERSONAL ASSISTANT?

Date : 2020-01-15


\"ExecutiveWhether you’re preparing presentation materials for your principal’s quarterly meeting or simply helping make your superior’s day easier by helping to maintain a timely schedule, assistants undoubtedly help create a stress-free and productive workplace. Personal Assistant and Executives Assistant share many similarities, but what are the main differences? We’ve gathered a couple of key differences between the two overlapping profiles – so what type of assistant are you?

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

  • EA roles tend to be more professional and oftentimes, include managerial and operational skills
  • EA generally work for high-level executives
  • The attitude of an EA is very pro-active, involving being one step ahead and having extraordinary decision-making and problem-solving skills<

 

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

  • PAs tend to be organizers; managing calendars, schedules, and databases simultaneously
  • PAs support managerial teams, which usually involve senior managers, administrators, and reporting teams
  • PAs mentality is more reactive – responding to any problems or issues that may appear and consistently making sure everything is taken care of
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