How to be a PA: A practical guide to becoming a super-efficient Personal Assistant (Paperback)
#1 Best-seller in the UK, it's THE book for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Administrative Assistants and Office Support Professionals. An essential 'go to' manual full of practical business tips, advice and office insights.
Written by a highly experienced (CEO level) corporate Executive Assistant, this book will become your office handbook, improving your PA knowledge, confidence, and career prospects. Whether you are embarking on a new career, or improving upon existing PA skills, you will benefit from reading this book. Learn from an industry expert, with over 15 years direct experience of supporting leadership teams of global companies. Content includes:
- What makes a great PA?
- Professional diary management
- Why diary management is so important
- Business travel and accommodation
- Outlook calendar settings for PAs
- Planning and organising meetings
- Checking attendee availability
- Scheduling etiquette
- Venue finding
- Business networking for PAs
- Your LinkedIn profile
- Professional associations
- Keeping a PA bible
- Booking meetings and accommodation in London
- Meeting terminology
- Issuing a meeting invite
- Climbing the PA career ladder
Bursting with images, screen shots, checklists, and templates, 'How to be a PA' is a remarkable source of information and advice, which you will refer to time and time again.
About the Author
"How to be a PA is the book I wish I could have purchased when I first started out as PA. 20 years ago there was nothing available for PAs by way of a learning and development guide. Recently, I again searched Amazon to see what was available for PAs and again was disappointed by the options. This discovery led me to write my book and has enabled me to pass my career experience to date over to a new generation of career hungry PAs. Good luck and I hope you enjoy being a PA as much as I have." Author and EA, Maria Fuller. Maria Fuller is a full-time, successful, Executive Assistant and is currently employed by global, customer service giant Teleperformance, as EA to the CEO UK and South Africa. Maria has enjoyed an accomplished career, working for large multinationals, predominantly in the financial and legal services sectors. Maria regularly writes features for professional PA Magazines, has co-ordinated in excess of 5,000 business trips, and has managed corporate events around the world.