what being an executive assistant entails
As an executive assistant, first and foremost, you are a resource for the executive you support. You provide assistance with scheduling, clerical tasks, and anything else your executive requires.
You also act as a gatekeeper; you are the person whose desk is just outside the door of a high level company executive. Vendors, salespeople and even clients must pass you to gain entry and face time. You may work with one, or a number of executives; it depends on how your company is structured.
Executive assistants typically work full-time and are sometimes called upon to work later and on weekends to accommodate the needs of executives. In some cases, executive assistants may be asked to accompany their manager to out of town meetings. Hopefully, if that happens, it’s to a warm, sunny climate with palm trees.