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Jelly May M

Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Notion-obsessed Executive Assistant

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Brigitte Demba

Nairobi, Kenya

Strategic Project Manager, Creative & Tech Support

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Czarina Manuel

Philippines

Digital Project project Focused on Streamlining Operations

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John Michael B Nuez

Philippines

Helping Business Owners To Get More leads.

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Stephanie Wairimu

Italy

Residential & Retail Interiors | Virtual Assistant

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Patricia Erica A.

Macao

Operations, Project Management, VA and Digital Marketing

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Stefania Giardiello

Italy

Efficient 🇮🇹 Virtual Assistant

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Shana Nelson

Canada

Executive Assistant. Marketer. Customer Relations

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Sai Duggirala

Bali, Indonesia

Virtual Assistant

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Bethany Adams

Charlotte, NC, USA

Executive Assistant +Project Manager Afficando

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Gloria Eriol

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

French-English Customer Service

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Nicole Wanjala

Nairobi, Kenya

Social Media Strategist & Content Creator

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Miguel Martín

United States

Project Manager & Implementation Consultant

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Muneeza P

Mississauga, ON, Canada

Business Consultant & Content Creator

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Emily Taylor Holland

Florida, USA

Adaptable EA and Writer

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Bianca Hillegas

San Francisco, CA, USA

Experienced Coordinator, Exec Assistant

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Karen Mars C

Panabo, Davao del Norte, Philippines

Multipotentialite VA & Operations Specialist

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Alivia Ekwegh

Rhode Island, USA

Reliable HR Data Manager for Client Success

Common projects for Executive Assistants

Managing executive schedules and coordinating meetings.

Arranging travel itineraries and managing expense reports.

Preparing reports, presentations, and other necessary documents.

Handling correspondence and serving as a liaison between the executive and other team members.

Assisting with special projects and performing other administrative tasks as needed.

Managing budgets, expenses, and performing other financial tasks.

Tips for working with and hiring Executive Assistants

Clearly communicate your needs

Before you start your search for an Executive Assistant on Contra, have a crystal clear understanding of the tasks and responsibilities you expect them to handle. This could range from managing calendars and coordinating meetings to handling correspondence and preparing reports.

Check their experience and skills

Executive Assistants should have strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills. They should also be familiar with using office software like Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and project management tools. Check their Contra profile for their skills, experience, and the kind of projects they have handled before.

Establish a good communication flow

Regular updates and open channels of communication are vital for a successful working relationship with an Executive Assistant. Ensure your Executive Assistant is responsive and open to feedback. Use Contra's communication tools to stay connected and share updates.

Discuss confidentiality

Executive Assistants often handle sensitive information. It's important to discuss confidentiality at the outset. Make sure they understand the need for discretion and are comfortable with signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement if necessary.

How to hire Executive Assistants

Define your needs

Understand what you need from an Executive Assistant. This could range from managing calendars and coordinating meetings to handling correspondence and preparing reports. Having a clear task list can help you find the right assistant for your needs.

Post a detailed job

Post a detailed job on Contra, mentioning your requirements, the skills you are looking for, the tasks the assistant will handle, and the project duration. This will help attract the right candidates.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist candidates based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews to assess the candidates' skills, experience, and fit for the role. Discuss your project specifics, expectations, and the confidentiality aspects of the job.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right candidate, make an offer through Contra, including the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Executive Assistants

1. Can you describe your experience with managing executive schedules and coordinating meetings?

2. How do you handle confidential information and ensure it is protected?

3. Can you provide examples of any special projects you have assisted with in your previous roles?

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Frequently asked
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An Executive Assistant provides administrative support to high-level executives in an organization. This includes managing calendars, coordinating meetings, preparing reports, handling correspondence, and performing various administrative tasks. They may also assist with special projects and manage budgets and expenses.

An Executive Assistant provides administrative support to high-level executives in an organization. This includes managing calendars, coordinating meetings, preparing reports, handling correspondence, and performing various administrative tasks. They may also assist with special projects and manage budgets and expenses.

Hiring an Executive Assistant on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without the hassle of middlemen or commissions. You can review their skills, experience, and past projects, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Executive Assistants who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of Executive Assistants and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require Executive Assistant skills may involve managing schedules and calendars, coordinating meetings and events, preparing documents and reports, handling correspondence, and performing other administrative tasks. They may also involve assisting with special projects, managing budgets, and performing other financial tasks.

The cost of hiring an Executive Assistant on Contra can vary based on their experience and skills, and the scope of the work. However, the average cost ranges from $29 to $60 per hour.

Executive Assistants are paid commission-free on Contra. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Payments for each milestone or project are funded at the beginning and held in escrow. The funds are only released after you approve the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

Yes, many Executive Assistants on Contra work remotely. With the aid of digital communication tools, they can effectively manage tasks and assist you, regardless of their location.

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