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Good personal assistants are individuals that assist a higher-level executive or a manager with their administrative tasks and help them navigate through the assigned work. There are a variety of personal assistant jobs available. A personal assistant typically is responsible for assisting a single individual. They take care of the everyday administrative tasks like filing bills and following up on payments so that the executive or the manager can focus on more productive tasks. Personal assistants are sometimes also referred to as executive secretaries.

What Does a Freelance Personal Assistant Do?

A freelance personal assistant for hire is the foremost point of contact between the executive and any third-party entity like a client or a co-worker. Hire a freelance personal assistant who can perform varied jobs such as answering phone calls and queries, responding to emails, taking notes, managing time schedules and travel plans, and event planning, and organizing meetings. With the advent of the digital age, the concept of an online personal assistant or virtual assistants has gained much traction. There are accounting assistants in the market who offer freelance accounting services and are responsible for maintaining the official financial records for a company using which they can clearly present important financial information to stakeholders of the business. You can find an administrative assistant who can perform numerous clerical duties in a variety of industries. Virtual assistants for hire are self-employed professionals who render administrative services to a client from a remote location. There are a number of professionals who provide virtual personal assistant services here on Guru.

If you wish to hire a personal assistant, make sure they can:

  • Liaise with coworkers, clients, and others

  • Draft correspondence on your behalf

  • Delegate work in your absence

  • Maintain office systems

  • Prepare reports and presentations

  • Collate and file expenses

Qualifications of a Freelance Personal Assistant

When looking to hire a personal assistant, it is ideal for your freelancer to have the following skills:

  • Exceptional time management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of the field they are working in

  • Ability to multi-task and yet prioritize

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office or related program

When filling a personal assistant position, make sure that the person is trustworthy, maintains discretion, and keeps information confidential. Carefully review personal assistant candidates before making your hiring decision.

Benefits of Hiring Freelance Personal Assistants

Freelance personal assistants can be hired for performing certain business tasks and be paid per task, which can save on cost. They are available across fields like design, administration, and even for personal needs.

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