Dressing and looking like Pros
In the course of your career, almost every challenge will be put in front of you. There will be challenges that you’ll be able to manage with ease, maybe because you’ve already encountered them, but there’ll be some that can provide a challenge for your money.
What’s important is that you be prepared for any situation that may arise. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Easy enough to say… ” One of the best methods in preparing yourself is to imagine the situation. Visualize the job. Visualize the area you’ll be working in and the environment. After you’ve determined the type of Personal Assistant you’ll be, you’ll have to make a plan. Let’s say, for instance, the main task you’ll be doing is grocery shopping. The easiest way to appear like a professional in this situation is to search through the entire refrigerator and pantry and create an exhaustive list of everything. Once you’ve compiled this list, you can make it into a document and print it. You can add a check box to each item, and you can choose to do any of the following. The list can be posted somewhere and let household staff or family members mark an item off when it’s running low or out. You can walk through your kitchen regularly and check off items yourself. You can create an activity for your children to help out with. If you have a chef who is a chef, ask him or her about the requirements of your guests and add them to the list.
It is possible to incorporate this technique into other aspects of the home: Office supplies, household products, Kleenex, parking change sunglasses, toilet paper toothpaste, cleaning products, and much more.
Through visualizing your work, you can increase your value by anticipating requirements and tasks that may come up. Another option is to get acquainted with your colleagues and inquire about what they like about your boss and what they like about him. This could also give you more insight into his preferences and behavior.
The best weapon you have!
If you’re looking to complete your job correctly and in a manner that eases your burden while ensuring that everything is handled more efficiently, this is the best way to go: buy the writing pad. The smaller, lined 5X8 yellow pads are fantastic, but any similar pad will do.
There are some who be adamant about using an iPad or smartphone; however, before you make a decision to go with this, think about this. A device that you can glance at instantly without turning it off and on will help you save a lot of time and hassle. It will make your day a lot more enjoyable, and your ciaos will be drastically reduced.
There shouldn’t be at least ten things on the list. Although your boss might provide you with more than ten, do not add anything to your checklist until you’ve finished your ten tasks.
When you’ve got more than ten items on your agenda, you’ll be overwhelmed. With more than ten tasks to complete, you have to find a way to complete them quicker and in a sensible order.
When you’ve completed every task, you’ll place the checkmark before the task or check out while making it clear so that you’ll know what the task actually was. There’s something very satisfying in seeing the outcomes of a task that you have completed.
Once you’ve completed all of these tasks, Start a new sheet and record the next ten tasks to be completed.
Making a TASK LISTING
Limit it to not over ten things.
It could include chores, tasks objectives, or tasks.
By following this strategy and you’ll notice that you’re running your tasks and running errands in a flash, and yet you’re not being overwhelmed.
Are You Doing All You Can?
Being prepared can mean doing some research on the prospective boss (finding out more about his past as well as his company). The Internet will provide you with a wealth of insight into the people the person you’ll work for. Conducting interviews with the person you’re replacing, or perhaps speaking to members of the employees to find out what’s expected of them and what they like, dislike the protocol, etc.
It is important to know how to dress as well as where you can park, and the exact time you should be arriving. If you are able to have your child’s favorite beverage in the morning or breakfast prepared for him, then all the better.
Have a notebook and pen always. Simple things such as keeping track of your watch or knowing the weather for that week and carrying the penknife, a small flashlight, or a tiny sewing kit. Whatever it is, you must be well-prepared.
Can you juggle?
The day you start your new job, you might have a lot of items thrown at you in one go. You think you’ll go over your routine of the day and arrive home to discover that your boss requires an Uber ride to his appointment in just ten minutes, then you’ll need to get a last-minute wedding present and have a tear of his dress jacket fixed and collect him from the appointment.
Are you able to do all this while planning his transportation, making luncheon reservations, and getting a quote for a stock? You’ll have to be able to deal with everything presented to you. If you’re not, you’ll need to reconsider the area of study as a possible career option for you.
Do you think you’ll never find yourself in this position? Your job is taking the kids to school. But what if, as you leave to go pick them up, you notice that the pipes are broken, and water starts pouring into your master bedroom. You’re trying to get the children from school while trying to deal with this simultaneously.
Is it possible to do it? Yes. Is it easy? No way. Does your boss get angry? It’s possible, but it’ll all depend on the skill you have to manage.
Staying on top of it All
A key point to be aware of is that you should not allow things to overtake you by planning and prepping to stay on top of your obligations. There are always things that cause a disruption to the process, as we have just talked about, but if you maintain and review the list of tasks you have to complete, it will make it easier to deal with the many situations that arise.
Note it down!
Don’t keep all of your thoughts in your mind. If you receive a call and someone wants to know something about you or alters an appointment, note it down immediately. This will help you in two ways. Writing it down helps keep it in your mind, and since you’ve written it down, you can include it on your list of tasks.
Always dress nice. This doesn’t mean wearing the best suit or dress, but it’s about wearing clean, pleasant-smelling clothes. If you smoke, you will be able to smell it. Dress simple but fashionable. Do not try to impress your boss, particularly in the case of one who is always on the news, like an actor or other high-profile celebrity.
It’s also a good idea to carry an extra set of clothes in case you need them. It could be the second outfit in the event that your primary one has a spill or tear on it. It could be that you are working late and you are going to a restaurant or a public occasion. It’s always nice to have a black blazer, or an easy but modern black dress, and some stylish yet comfortable shoes that make you look stylish at night. Black is always easy and doesn’t appear too out of place yet lets you blend in.
It’s not enough to say It is important to ensure that your nails are clean, your teeth are clean, and your breath is fresh (a major deal-breaker). Limit jewelry. Comb, brush, or make your hair look more stylish. Press your hair. Avoid wearing clothes that flash too much. Important: Colognes and fragrances can be a deal-breaker! Every time, people have been fired because they were “stinky.” Do not allow yourself to smell yourself. Take note of chewing gum or popping it or chewing. No lower-cut blouses, and not shirts that flash hair on your chest. Make sure you wear the same socks and polish or wash your shoes. Replace worn or damaged shoelaces. There should be no tattoos or piercings (unless approved by the owner). Examine your nose and facial hair. Do not apply too much eyeshadow or lipstick. Also, avoid having long fingernails.
The secret is to always make sure you have comfortable shoes. It’s impossible to predict how much you’ll spend on your feet and how much walking you’ll undertake, how much climbing, lifting, and carrying you’ll have to complete. So, comfort is likely to be your savior. But don’t show up to work wearing ugh-boots or slippers that are fuzzy!