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Working as an EA

An executive assistant (or EA) works in a collaborative capacity for high level professionals within a business.

This position provides exposure to the inner workings of a business and its 'big picture' goals.

What qualifications do I need?

EA roles typically require candidates to show solid PA and/or office management experience. Relationship building is a key skill requirement as the dynamic between the EA and the person they support is crucial to success.

EAs will often have undertaken the following courses:

  • Project management
  • Business management
  • Advanced level training on PowerPoint, excel and accounting systems

 

Key attributes

To be a great EA, you need a certain set of traits which can't be found in a book; namely patience, multitasking, attention to detail, a positive outlook and a sense of humour.

A successful EA needs the following key attributes:

  • Organisational skills - EAs often get involved in complex diary. travel and event management
  • Professionalism - you will often act on behalf of the person you are supporting
  • Communication skills - EAs deal with key business stakeholders
  • Strong business acumen - you need to be able to learn the workings of the business

 

Salaries

To be a great EA, you need a certain set of traits which can't be found in a book; namely patience, multitasking, attention to detail, a positive outlook and a sense of humour. 

EAs can command salaries from $60-$80k+ depending on their level of experience and the industry they work in.

Executive Assistant Career Prospects

A successful EA can move between industries to increase their breadth of experience.

 

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