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about executive assistant jobs in Calgary

Executive assistants are often the glue of the executive branch of organizations. They are the people who get things done, assist with all types of projects, and are the first point of contact for sales people, vendors, and others. Having a diverse skill set that includes excellent communication, planning, and organization is a must. Currently, there are more than 2,100 executive assistant jobs in Calgary and surrounding area. This is on par with the number of jobs in this area since 2007. Top candidates have a strong business and technology acumen and are continually adding new skills.

executive assistant salaries in Calgary

Executive assistants are typically paid well, but expect to work long hours and under sometimes stressful conditions. Here is the breakdown for executive assistant salaries in Calgary:

Entry level salary: $51,900 - $63,600
Intermediate salary: $57,800 - $70,800
Senior salary: $63,300 - $77,500

top industries for executive assistants in Calgary

Working in Alberta, it’s expected you will find a large number of executive assistant jobs in oil and gas, and engineering. Additionally, you will find jobs in business, finance, and with all levels of government. Here are the top industries on which to focus your job search efforts if you are looking for executive assistant jobs in Calgary:

  1. Management of companies
  2. Oil and gas extraction
  3. Local, municipal and regional public administration
  4. Architectural and engineering
  5. Financial investment activities

in demand skills in Calgary

Executive assistants are expected to have a wide range of skills and abilities. You need to be able to do everything to support company executives. This increasingly means having technology skills to support business functions. Here are the top in demand skills in Calgary for executive assistant candidates:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Bilingual French
  • Accounts payable

next steps for executive assistants

Your diverse skill set opens up a variety of career paths. Whether you enjoy working with executives, or have an interest in human resources, business administration, or marketing, you will have ample opportunity to move your career forward.

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