the c-level exec's right hand

An Executive Assistant (EA) is the right hand to a successful, busy professional. She’s based at the executive's office and is the gatekeeper who makes the impossible possible. By staying a step ahead and handling the details, she enables her boss to focus on the bigger picture. She’s an extraordinary liaison who is diligent and discreet, always working with a sense of urgency.

THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ROLE

An EA provides high level support to the C-Suite. With exceptional administrative and organizational skills, she is instrumental in helping her boss and the company achieve goals. She thrives behind the scenes in a fast-paced environment and is driven and accommodating. Having a sense of humor and strong emotional intelligence are key. By anticipating needs and never missing a detail, she makes her boss shine and succeed.

The EA handles multiple simultaneous projects with grace and finesse, typically including:

  • Creating and coordinating detailed travel arrangements and itineraries

  • Managing complex and ever-changing schedules

  • Planning meetings including Board meeting and events

  • Overseeing an administrative team and office

  • Spearheading special projects as needed

  • Judicious handling of confidential information

  • Building relationships with diplomacy and warmth

COMPensation

Executive Assistants earn a salary in the range of $90,000 to $160,000 depending on location, plus benefits and bonuses.

FINDING A GREAT EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

I've found that many stellar Executive Assistants have worked their way up from an Administrative Assistant role or have successfully transferred skills from other roles, gravitating toward a role where they partner closely with an executive.They are very tech savvy and stay abreast of the latest software and effective tools. 

Career EAs have 5+ years experience and are often asked to follow their executives to new companies. Many have college degrees. 

EAs have a 24/7 mentality and are always available via smartphone for urgent matters.

I CAN HELP

With 18 years of experience, I have placed hundreds of Executive Assistants and other staff with executives at Apple, Facebook, Google, and other prominent entities in the SF Bay Area.

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