Sometimes it can feel a bit like you are a lone wolf being in an assistant role, especially if you are a Virtual Assistant, have no coworkers or aren't really part of a "team" in the office. Meeting people in similar roles is great for that feeling of camaraderie, getting advice and for connecting with others who really "get it." Here are some great resources for finding other assistants and administrative professionals.
Have you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an Executive Assistant? If so, I interviewed one of the best, Danielle Zamora, so you can gain insight into a “typical” day, as well as what she recommends if you are interested in pursuing that field.
Our 24/7 instant-access virtual world has taken the “person” out of “personal,” even in private service. Until we all turn into robots with hard drives that we plug into a power station, I suggest we take a breath and slow down long enough to remember that we are all living, breathing humans with feelings who get passionate, tired, burned out, excited, worried, and overwhelmed. This applies to both principals and staff.
It's a great feeling when you start a project and the momentum is going at a steady pace and your concentration is focused. However, that momentum is vulnerable to a wide variety of interruptions. Although it's impossible to stop all of these, here's some advice that you can utilize to keep those to a minimum.
How you put yourself together as an assistant or admin is not only is a reflection of who you are, but also of the person you support. This article explains the importance of presenting yourself with polish as well as tips on how to do so.
When it comes to time for a review, do you ever struggle to remember the myriad of accomplishments and growth efforts you want to be sure to highlight? When preparing for interviews, do you need to flip through old resources to remember all of your shining moments? If so, there are a few strategies I recommend so you are always prepared for situations such as these.