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For busy parents, hiring a personal assistant can be the solution to managing kids, career and home.
A personal assistant offers personalized support to the family or the individual whom they support.
While the duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the individual’s or family’s needs, personal
assistants typically make travel arrangements, organize events and parties, run errands, manage appointments
and calendars, make reservations, place orders, answer and return phone calls and many other similar,
administrative and clerical type tasks.
Since personal assistants are employed by the individuals for whom they work, the employer can handpick
their assistant and can set the schedule, hours, responsibilities, duties and hourly rate or annual salary
of their personal assistant.
Individuals who are organized and pay great attention to detail and enjoy being a personal service provider
may find working as a personal assistant rewarding. Those interested in working as a personal assistant
should have prior administrative experience. Since personal assistants work in private homes, they must also
be trustworthy and honest. Since their employer’s depend on them to help organize their personal and
professional lives, they must also be extremely dependable and reliable.
Regardless of how individuals find personal assistant candidates, it is essential that they take the time to
know who they are considering to help manage their personal and professional lives. Individuals must gather
as much information as possible about potential candidates, including personal information, education,
experience and work history, so that they can make an educated and informed hiring decision. But individuals
must do more than gather information. They must confirm its authenticity by conducting a thorough background
screening and criminal records checks.
Whether you’re looking to hire a personal assistant or be one yourself, if you want to be in control of your
search Angel-United is a great source for finding personal assistants or personal assistant jobs.
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