I am super excited to be talking at the Future Assistant Conference on Thursday 8th February!

The Future Assistant Conference is designed to give personal assistants, executive assistants, office managers and administrators all the tools they need to be the true power houses of their field; to stand out during recruitment and selection and fulfil their potential throughout their careers. The conference will help assistants at all levels learn, grow, innovate and support, through inspirational messages from industry leaders and experienced assistants.

Gone are the days when “assistant” was simply a fancy word for “secretary”. Assistants are now stepping up to the plate and taking on more responsibility than ever before, which is why I am such an advocate for the Future Assistant Conference. The job of assistant requires a huge amount of talent, courage and skill, and, knowing how much I value and depend on my own EA, I want to encourage and support future assistants at all levels.

A good assistant is worth their weight in gold! Expected to understand all areas of the company and be able to keep calm when all around them are losing their heads, the best executive assistants are a jack of all trades, and master of all!

As a recruitment consultant, and employment agency owner and founder, I am the first to admit how crucial skilled assistants are to businesses at all levels. And as a leader in talent recruitment, I also have insider knowledge on how the recruitment process works.

Are you the game changer in your business?

I am joining many esteemed business leaders and top assistants at the Future Assistant Conference, as we pool our knowledge and experience to give future assistants the best possible start in the field and excel at their current positions. The conference was a huge success last year, with attendees leaving the event inspired by what they had learned, feeling supported by the community spirit and excited to put their new-found knowledge into action!

My talk will be based around becoming the game changer, and being exceptional, in your organisation and career.

I will talk about how you can future proof your role by identifying and polishing the soft and hard skills that are sought after in business now, and those that might be needed in the future.

I will discuss how support staff roles have changed, and specifically how the PA role will further evolve over time, as well as what employers are looking for during assistant recruitment selection.

I also share how assistants can recognise and take advantage of the opportunities that are available in the changing landscape of the business world.

 

The Future Assistant Conference is being held on 8th and 9th February at Proud Camden, London. But don’t worry if you can’t make it to the venue in person, you can also purchase an online ticket where you can access all the talks via streaming from the comfort of your own desk!

For tickets and more information about this exciting event, head over to The Future Assistant Conference.

Best wishes,

Lucy