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A personal assistant or private PA can be your office assistant, personal care assistant and clerical assistant. Still, it can take several months to get someone great - and this is where Airtasker can help! Our platform can connect you with some of the most experienced, reliable, and capable personal assistants. No need to pore through stacks of CVs or wait for referrals when Airtasker can connect you to an expert in a matter of minutes.

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Top Personal Assistant related questions

What qualifications should I look for in a personal assistant?

A personal assistant should at least be of legal working age. There are no minimum educational requirements so that you can hire someone with a high school diploma or TAFE. Someone with a degree or certificate in business administration or vocational course would be ideal. You can specify what skills and level of experience you’d like when looking for a Tasker. Don’t forget to check their reviews and ratings to see if they have a good attitude too!   

What makes a good personal assistant?

Apart from the minimum qualifications, a good personal assistant is organised, punctual and professional. As their job calls for dealing with various people, good personal assistants must also have a positive attitude and excellent social skills. When booking a personal assistant, check their reviews and ratings so you can be sure to hire someone who shares your work ethic and reflects your values. 

Do I need to train a personal assistant?

In a way, yes. While you don’t have to train personal assistants to do the tasks they’re expected to know and perform, you can better acquaint them with the people and structure of your organisation. It would help if you introduced them to people they must deal with to get work done, like personal assistants of partner suppliers. You can instruct them in the proper protocols when dealing with other people within and outside of your business.  

Can a personal assistant have my dry cleaning done?

Yes! Your assistant can handle this and send your clothes to the cleaners. They can do this and many other odd jobs, as long as they are reasonable. You can request your personal assistant to do this and other assignments. Remember that your assistant has to juggle your daily work schedule, fix your appointments, and sometimes take notes during your meetings. 

Do personal assistants do cleaning work?

In most cases, no. If your office needs cleaning, you can assign them the task unless they take the initiative and find someone to do the cleaning for you. While it’s true that personal assistants can do the occasional odd job if requested, cleaning or fixing anything themselves is beyond their expected skillset.

What are the top skills of a personal assistant?

Remember that aside from handling your daily itinerary at work, a personal assistant takes calls and interacts with people - they should have excellent oral and written communication skills. Apart from these, a personal assistant should have good organisational skills, flexibility, diplomacy, integrity, and trustworthiness. There may be cases where you may become privy to confidential or sensitive information.

What do personal assistant services include?

Personal assistant services include all the activities necessary to manage your daily and weekly work schedule. This can include scheduling meetings and individual activities, organising events, note-taking, and writing and sending emails on your behalf. 

This can be a private personal assistant who can take care of all the minor tasks and details of your workday, so you can free up your time and energy to do more critical tasks. 

Scheduling meetings

Your hired Tasker can schedule your meetings for the day or week. They can contact and inform the persons involved. Apart from booking the venue, your Tasker can handle other details like ensuring the proper meals or snacks are served during or after the meeting. Your Tasker can inform you of your weekly or daily scheduled conferences upon request. 

Managing meetings

Your Tasker can make sure your meetings go smoothly. Upon request, they can take notes and record the meeting minutes, then provide you with a transcript afterwards. Should unexpected interruptions arise, your Tasker can handle them so your appointment can proceed as scheduled.  

Organising events

Should you plan to host a corporate or office event, your Tasker may not handle it themselves, but they can get someone to handle the event for you. Your Tasker can organise on your behalf after you’ve briefed them on your organisation’s needs. Be sure to provide crucial details like the budget, schedule, venue, purpose, guests to invite and people you want to be involved in the production, if appropriate.   

Doing business correspondence

Your personal assistant Tasker can also handle your business emails, letters and similar correspondence. After you brief them on the content, purpose and recipients, they can write and send emails on your behalf. Your Tasker can update you on any replies to important emails or letters. 

Miscellaneous errands

Your personal assistant Tasker can receive unscheduled visitors and screen your phone calls as part of day-to-day operations. They can also do various tasks like facilitating office equipment repair, receiving your mail, food deliveries, bills, and other items on your behalf. Speaking of food deliveries, some Taskers can order your food or even get your morning or afternoon coffee delivery upon request.