How To Onboard A New Assistant

How do you onboard a new assistant? Or how do you onboard a new CEO? Great questions! The first six weeks of my job as Executive Assistant to the CEO/Co-Founder of a new artificial intelligence software company was hectic – as is the case with most startups – but overall it went well. This is a post I wrote while in the thick of the [...]

2023-03-17T15:04:37-05:00February 16, 2017|Hiring an Assistant|

Hiring an Assistant? Here Are 6 Questions to Ask Each Applicant

Finding the right assistant can be very difficult. Hiring the wrong assistant can be a major setback. But how do you discern the great applicants from the not-so-great? The key is knowing the right questions to ask during the interview process. Source: Gratisography 6 Questions to Ask Your Potential Assistant These six questions are specifically designed to help you discern whether or [...]

2020-08-31T15:33:15-05:00November 15, 2016|Hiring an Assistant|

7 Characteristics of a Good Assistant

Many of you know what it's like to have a bad assistant. If not, you've probably interacted with one who was less than helpful. A good assistant should have most, if not all, of the following characteristics. If they don’t, you may need a new one.That said, don’t be quick to point the finger at them. You're the leader, so if you're not equipping and empowering them, the responsibility falls on you [...]

2016-10-31T22:21:00-05:00August 24, 2016|Hiring an Assistant, Leadership|