Apart from the challenges that come with the job of an Executive Assistant, there are also many unique perks and career opportunities that are rare to find in other job portfolios.
While being constantly in communication with the boss has its share of challenges, but it is both a blessing and a curse. However, this level of direct and transparent discussion allows the opportunity to know exactly what issues are there in the bosses’ mind, so that the executive assistant can provide a strong, long-lasting support and assistance.
Along with that, the assistant has the golden opportunity to study how a successful person thinks, communicates and influences decisions. Very few positions allow the opportunity to have a direct and frequent interaction with the source of inspiration.
Assistants are used to performing a large variety of tasks ranging from daily duties to unique ones like attending client meetings, and planning events.
If the assistant enjoys doing these unique tasks, he/she will find doing more of them. However, if the assistant feels bored, he/she needs to communicate it to their boss that he/she wants to do something else. Often, the bosses comply and provide new tasks.
Working directly with the boss of the organization presents the opportunity to meet and know the heads of many departments, which in turn helps building a good presence and reputation.
Executive Assistants know that every person they interact with could be their employer in the future. Hence, they try their best to be as cordial and professional as possible, so that they can forge a strong and long-lasting relationship with the people they interact with and work with on a regular basis.