An executive assistant needs to manage many tasks and communicate with many people.
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An administrative assistant must develop skills that will make work easier, less time consuming and better in quality. Skill development not only helps in professional success, but also provides you knowledge that you can use in your life to become a stronger person. The must-have skills for executive assistants include:
It is important for an executive assistant to listen actively to the information being shared or the requests that need to be fulfilled. Remembering the particulars of a request becomes crucial in successfully carrying out the task.
Managing various tasks and responsibilities can consume more time and energy if management of time is done. Identifying tasks that need to be completed before others, and making time for the fulfillment of all necessary tasks requires skill that time management provides.
An administrative assistant must know how to manage people with confidence. Knowing when and where to be assertive helps to steer decisions your way or influence changes. A confident executive assistant is able to communicate better, manage people better and take quick decisions when they are needed.
An administrative assistant must be able to think quickly and respond fast. As the job requires communicating with various people in real time, quick thinking becomes a valuable asset.
Organizing saves time. Make it a habit to keep papers in their folders and keep the company data organized. Keeping files and folders organized on the computer and/or in the physical space is essential for quickly recovering them when needed. Additionally, keeping the work space organized makes it easier to work, consuming much less time in finding or getting things you need.
Mastery in communication can ease the way an administrative assistant works. Effective communication helps to provide precise instructions or information to people, influence others, minimize misunderstandings, and enhances the confidence of getting things done.
Prioritising for Meeting Deadlines
Knowing which task must be done before the others is an important skill in meeting deadlines and completing the important tasks before the less important ones. Prioritizing also helps in organizing and management of tasks. It helps to build focus on completing tasks and limits wastage of time and resources due to chaos and mismanagement.
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