Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Personal Assistant in Glasgow:
"More experience in organising events."
Just to stay calm and prioritise your workload makes the job so much easier.
Personal Assistant in Bristol:
Get to know your boss, their personality and the way they like to work, then tailor your working practices to blend as easily as possible.
Take time to organize your work, especially if you have a heavy workload so that you can work as effectively and with as little stress as possible.
Be patient with people who report to you but try to provide firm leadership and a good example.
If working for more than one boss, ensure that they give you the priorities for work given.
Personal Assistant in Birmingham:
"Learning and patience"
It takes a year to learn the role and a further year to perfect it.