Are You An Executive Assistant Or Personal Assistant?

 EA VS PAWhether you’re preparing presentation materials for your principal’s quarterly meeting or simply helping make your superior’s day easier by helping to maintain a timely schedule, assistants undoubtedly help create a stress-free and productive workplace. Personal Assistants and Executives Assistants share many similarities, but what are the main differences?

We’ve gathered a couple of key differences between the two overlapping profiles – so what type of assistant are you?


Executive Assistant

  • EA roles tend to be more professional and often times, include managerial and operational skills
  • EA generally work for high-level executives
  • The attitude of an EA is very pro-active, involving being one step ahead and having extraordinary decision-making and problem-solving skills


Personal Assistant

  • PAs tend to be organizers; managing calendars, schedules, and databases simultaneously
  • PAs support managerial teams, which usually involve senior managers, administrators, and reporting teams
  • PAs mentality is more reactive – responding to any problems or issues that may appear and consistently making sure everything is taken care of









Emin Bora Boke, Social Media Marketing Intern 
Jeslie Martinez, Belle Maison Agency’s Head of Domestic Staffing Division
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