A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring an Executive Assistant

The following guide was put together by my friends at Tyler Griffen and aims to provide business owners, entrepreneurs, assistants, and HR professionals with a detailed roadmap to hiring an executive assistant. This resource is intended to equip you with the knowledge and tools to streamline the hiring process, ensuring a successful addition to your team. What is the Role of an Executive Assistant? [...]

2024-03-28T18:54:30-05:00March 28, 2024|Hiring an Assistant|

Ep 261: Cara Silverman – Manager, Executive Support at Duolingo

Cara Silverman has worked at several big tech companies including MongoDB and Zocdoc, and joined Duolingo last year to lead their Executive Support organization. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Cara talks about growing your career as an executive assistant, managing a team of assistants, and tips for interviewing and being interviewed. LEADERSHIP QUOTE I alone cannot change the world, but I [...]

2024-02-02T11:28:38-06:00March 3, 2024|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 240: Joe Rare on Email Management and Working with a Virtual Assistant Team

Joe Rare focuses on helping small-to-medium sized businesses around the world, while working from the comfort of his home in Montana and enjoying Big Sky Country with his family. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Joe talks about recruiting, training, and managing virtual assistants, email management, tips for business process standardization, and the biggest mistake he’s ever made in working with an [...]

2023-10-09T12:57:59-05:00October 8, 2023|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 208: Candice Burningham – Director and Founder of Admin Avenues

Candice Burningham spent nearly two decades working in Australia and the UK as a C-Suite Executive Assistant to some of the biggest and brightest minds globally. In this episode, Candice talks about her career journey from office junior to c-suite EA to launching an admin employment marketplace and specialist agency for high-net-worth individuals in Australia. LEADERSHIP QUOTE A genuine leader is not a searcher [...]

2023-09-30T20:58:23-05:00February 26, 2023|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 199: Sarah Howson on Recruiting Red Flags, Resumes, and Networking

Sarah Howson is a former career assistant with over twenty years of c-suite level experience. Sarah has a passion for building relationships and connecting assistants. Sarah and I chat about her career journey, navigating life challenges while at work, red flags in the recruitment process, networking as an assistant, tips for updating your resume, and stepping out of your comfort zone. LEADERSHIP QUOTE I've [...]

2023-09-30T20:10:31-05:00December 25, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 196: Rajiv Ryan – Admin at Google

Rajiv became an Admin Business Partner in Jan 2022. Prior to that, Rajiv worked as a Tech Headhunter & Recruiter for 8.5 years. In this episode, Rajiv shares his story of transitioning from working as a headhunter and recruiter for 8.5 years to becoming an admin business partner at Google. I enjoyed talking with Rajiv about how to work with recruiters, having fun at [...]

2023-09-30T20:05:29-05:00December 4, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 189: Ken Babcock – Co-Founder and CEO of Tango

Ken Babcock is the Co-founder and CEO of Tango, which allows users to create beautiful step-by-step tutorials of any digital process without the performance art of video recordings. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Ken talks about finding, hiring, and onboarding Tango's chief of staff, Angela, who was an executive assistant. He shares a bit about how Angela has helped their company [...]

2023-09-30T19:34:01-05:00October 16, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 154: Crafting the Perfect Resume for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals

Your resume is an 8.5-by-11 inch piece of paper (or digital PDF) that recruiters force you to use as a means of marketing yourself to them. No emojis. No gifs. Not even color. Just black and white. Period. How are you supposed to stand out in a crowded marketplace in which everyone's resumes look so similar? This episode features an excerpt from my audiobook, The [...]

2022-02-12T10:17:35-06:00February 13, 2022|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast, Resources|

Ep 112: Karen Isaacs – Director of Administrative Staffing at The Goodkind Group

Karen Isaacs has been the Director of Administrative Staffing with The Goodkind Group since its inception in 1991. She’s been placing Executive Assistants all the while. She sets herself apart from competition by cultivating relationships to ensure the right fit. In this episode, Karen shares what she’s learned after placing thousands of EAs throughout her career. Some of the topics we chat about are [...]

2023-09-29T20:10:51-05:00April 25, 2021|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|

Ep 109: Melissa Smith – Bestselling Author and Founder of the Association of Virtual Assistants

Melissa Smith is the Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants and The PVA. She’s also the bestselling author of Hire the Right Virtual Assistant and Become A Successful Virtual Assistant. In this episode, Melissa shares her story of transitioning to a remote executive assistant long before working from home was trendy. We discuss tips for leading well while working remotely, how [...]

2023-09-29T20:03:50-05:00April 4, 2021|Hiring an Assistant, Podcast|