Skills needed to be a PA in London
Whilst there are plenty of PA jobs in London, the competition is also fierce, so the more skills or experience you have under your belt, the more chance you have of landing your perfect personal assistant job.
The role of PA in London has changed dramatically from the 1980s. There is less call for those with traditional PA skills and more of a demand for candidates to have all-round capabilities, including excellent organisational and project management skills and a strong knowledge of MS Office systems. In particular, all candidates should be confident in pulling together mail merges in Word; collating expenses and generating charts and tables in Excel and creating presentations or slideshows with custom animation in Powerpoint.
One of the most important skills for personal assistants in London is MS Outlook. Successful PA candidates need to be confident arranging diaries and travel using the diary functions, especially across multiple time zones.
Finally, it is expected that candidates can type at least 50WPM accurately. At Tiger, we are required by our clients to test all candidates and can provide you with your scores.