When employing a personal assistant, individual employers often look for someone who is a good personal fit. It’s not always about previous experience and qualifications – what’s really important is that you have the right values and skills to do the job. Anyone can be a personal assistant as long as they:

  • enjoy helping people to live their life in the way that they choose

  • would like to support others to make a real change to their life

  • are comfortable working on their own or with other personal assistants as part

    of a team

  • have the ability to develop a strong, trusting relationship with their employer

  • understand that they are an employee and not a friend

  • understand that they do not direct the work, but that their employer does

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