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Course Description

Have you ever wondered what it takes for the wealthy and famous to appear in public looking so fabulous and well put together? Have you ever wanted to be part of the lives of rich or famous people? Do you enjoy a dynamic, ever-changing workday? If so, the role of Personal Assistant may be perfect for you!

Wealthy, famous people don't have time for all the small, time-consuming, everyday chores most of us consider unavoidable. Instead of allowing such things to interfere, they hire dedicated professionals to manage mundane tasks so they can focus on their own career.

If you've ever wondered what a high-level personal assistant does during a typical workday or considered a career as a "right hand" to a wealthy or famous person, this course is for you. In 14 lessons, you'll learn what types of individuals hire personal assistants, how to prepare and present yourself when seeking a PA position, what to expect during a typical workday, how to create your own "PA tool kit," how to manage your employer's household, the importance of discretion, and much more.

If you enjoy a fast-paced, ever-changing work life, feel comfortable interacting with high-level individuals, and yearn for unique professional experiences, explore your options as a professional personal assistant with this informative course.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

  1. Introduction and History
  2. Skills and Traits of Personal Assistants
  3. How to Embark on the PA Career Pathway
    1. Resume overview (more detail in Lesson 7)
    2. Making connections
    3. Getting hired
  4. Tools of the trade, Part one
  5. Tools of the trade part 2 (Technology)
  6. Professional Education and Training
  7. Brand “You”
  8. Increasing your value and becoming indispensable
  9. Understanding your role
  10. Self-care and stress management
  11. Travel, household, and social management
  12. Overseeing special projects
  13. Life after a PA career
  14. Course wrap-up, resources

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what a personal assistant is.
  • Know skills and traits of a good personal assistant.
  • Describe how to embark on the PA career path.
  • Define tools of the trade.
  • Describe your professional persona.
  • Describe creating your own informational database, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Exam 112
Exam 210
Exam 310
Exam 410
Exam 510
Exam 611
Exam 710
Exam 810
Exam 910
Exam 1010
Exam 1110
Exam 1210
Exam 1310
Exam 1410
Final Exam69
Total Points:212

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