Personal Assistant Staffing & Recruitment
Our Personal Assistant Staffing Agency Makes It Easy to Find the Perfect Hire
At C-Suite Assistants, our personal assistant recruitment agency works to find the most qualified candidates for your needs. With years of experience in personal assistant recruitment, we understand each individual client is looking for something different.
No matter what your exact needs may be, we will look for candidates with the underlying skills that will best suit you in a personal assistant.
Skills Our Personal Assistant Recruitment Agency Looks for:
- Self-motivated with the ability to work in a home environment
- Polished demeanor, energetic and positive
- Strong attention to detail, forward thinking, highly organized
- Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills
- High level of discretion, confidentiality and integrity
- Exceptional interpersonal, professional and communication skills
- Ability to work and make decisions independently
- Familiarity with local restaurants/hotels (knowledge of other major cities worldwide is also a plus)
- Must be able multi-task
- Excellent memory/recall abilities
- Fluency in other languages is a plus
- Ability to foresee and avert future problems
What Makes Recruiting Personal Assistants Different from Executive Assistants?
While the roles of a personal assistant and an executive assistant may be the same in certain respects, there are some key differences. The former is an administrative professional who provides support to a senior executive, celebrity, or high-net worth individual, and their families in helping them manage their often complicated personal lives, schedules, and range of properties. Often, the personal assistant works from an office at their boss’s main residence, however, sometimes the PA works from the boss’s corporate office as part of the senior administrative support team. The main thing that distinguishes the PA from other support roles is that their focus is assisting with the private affairs of the person or family they serve. No matter which role you’re looking for, it’s important to hire a personal assistant recruitment agency that understands the difference.
Responsibilities Vary by Role but Generally Include:
- Managing complex calendar planning
- Answering/screening telephone calls
- Taking calls and following through on responses
- Monitoring emails and drafting correspondence with consistency
- Sorting through mail and responding to invitations
- Event planning
- Booking domestic and international personal travel as needed (both commercial and private), and creating itineraries
- Supervising renovations and home repairs
- Researching and hiring vendors of various services
- Wardrobe maintenance
- Personal & gift shopping
- Holiday decorating
- Maintenance staff supervision and hiring
- Coordinating calendars with the corporate EA
- Art cataloguing
- Preparing summer homes for visits
- Making restaurant reservations
- Procuring tickets to shows, concerts and other events
C-Suite Personal Assistant Placements: A Track Record of Excellence
Personal Assistant to socialite and philanthropist, NYC, Hamptons, Palm Beach
A socialite with 3 residences and a foundation came to us to find a personal assistant. The position required someone who could supervise this client’s staff, shop, plan events, travel to Florida to decorate their home for the holidays, and most of all be patient and kind with the client, whose former assistant had been like “a bull in a china shop.” We found a great fit: an assistant who had worked with a high-net-worth principal for 14 years and who was sophisticated and professional. As soon as they met they knew the chemistry was perfect. In addition, the candidate has excellent Microsoft Office skills, which we verified by testing.
Personal Assistant to the founder and president of a hedge fund, NYC
The person in charge of hiring for a hedge fund came to our personal assistant recruitment agency to find a personal assistant for the busy president of the firm. The challenge was to find an assistant who would fit in with the culture at the firm, as the PA would have dealings with both the president’s family and the employees at the firm. Since executives at the firm included graduates from many top schools, the candidate had to be well-educated, be comfortable doing research, and not be too proud to run errands and occasionally make breakfast. We found the perfect fit in a 2014 Hobart & William Smith grad, who was unflappable and easily able to handle the demands of the job and the temperament of the president, which fluctuated due to the demands of the trading desk.
Testimony from Candidates Our Personal Assistant Recruitment Agency Placed
B.B., Personal Assistant to the CEO of an asset management firm and his wife – Dallas, TX
“C-Suite is by far the best employment agency I have worked with throughout my career. Fast, efficient, to the point, accurate interview prep and feedback – easy to work with. I got the job in less than 2 weeks. Gerry and Linda both have a ton of first-hand experience in the corporate world and know how to get the ball rolling. Thank you for all you have done for me.”
N.S., Personal Assistant placed with a family foundation – NYC, Palm Beach, the Hamptons
“Once in awhile you stumble on a jewel of a business or agency that puts all others in the same category to shame. C-Suite Assistants is such an operation! The caliber of professionalism and degree of respect with which I was treated during my job search was stunning. My recruiter, Gerry Sheridan, a truly special individual, was warm and considerate; moreover, she treated me like a professional. She took my job search criteria and wishes into serious consideration throughout the process.”
“Usually, you tell an agency what type of job you seek, and they present you with options so off-putting and at odds with your skill set, it’s clear that they’re just pushing their own agenda. They look in your eyes and see dollar signs, gambling only on your ability to hold down the job long enough for them to receive their commission. Not so with C-Suite Assistants! I felt like I was in the hands of a highly skilled employment matchmaker who possessed an almost preternatural ability to understand my needs and pair them with the exact right employer. After a surprisingly pleasant job search (when was the last time you heard someone say that?) Gerry found me an amazing position that met if not surpassed my hopes and expectations. Throughout the entire process, she was prompt and kind with her feedback, helpfully advising me and offering support in what can so often be a daunting and anxiety-producing endeavor.”
“In short, I’d say the only downside to receiving a job offer with Gerry at the helm is the fact that we will no longer be working together! I give her and C-Suite Assistants my highest recommendation.”
Using a Personal Assistant Staffing Agency Means More Time for You
Depending on the unique personal life of every executive, the demands of the role can vary. The personal assistant can be in charge of many tasks, including planning family vacations, filling out college applications, medical insurance management, managing staff, and overseeing budgets for multiple residences.
Just think about all the time you’ll be able to save after C-Suite Assistants recruits the perfect assistant for you and your family. Whether you need more time for work, or simply want more time to take a break and relax, give us a call to get started. Our personal assistant recruit might free up so much time for you that you won’t even know what to do with yourself!
How do you find the right assistant for you and your family – someone you can trust with the business of running your personal life? You need a reputable, experienced personal assistant recruitment agency, with a solid reputation for being the best. The answer is C-Suite Assistants: successfully serving our clients for over 15 years as the premier personal assistant placement agency in the US. If you are considering hiring a personal assistant and would like more information about our services, call us at: 646-214-7475 or contact us here.
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