What it takes to become an EA
One question we receive frequently from our junior candidates is “how can I become an Executive Assistant?” With little-to-no experience, it can seem like an uphill battle. You may strike gold and find a company willing to invest the time into training you up from scratch, however, these opportunities are few and far between.
Jessica Hoctor-Turner is a friend of mine who is a prime example of how you can go from working at KFC to working as a high level Executive Assistant, all within 3 years.
By taking every opportunity, having a clear goal, and most importantly, maintaining momentum, Jessica grew her career from almost nothing to an enviable position. Although there had been many setbacks, determination and focus helped Jessica overcome all challenges and become victorious.