Part of my role here at Anderson Hoare recruitment is to look at CVs. I have learnt that a key factor of a good CV is gaining work experience. When you are young like me, a college leaver or university graduate. You may not be asked to get involved with the most exciting and important projects. So office life will seem boring. But as you are training or working towards being a EA/PA or secretary. Gaining work experience could be the best step for you securing that dream job. Due to so much competition for jobs these days, having work experience on your CV is becoming increasingly important.
How Work Experience can help you become a top EA/PA or Secretary:
Either you have just come out of secretarial college or are new to finding work as a EA / PA or secretary. Recruitment agencies like Anderson Hoare want to see that you have experience. It shows that you understand office life and the different types of roles in an office. It also shows you know what you want and have ambition.
Work experience offers you the opportunity to test the waters with different industries. As y
ou are going into secretarial work. Anderson Hoare strongly encourage that you do this. You don’t want to make the mistake of starting permanently in an industry you don’t like.
The Anderson Hoare team want to see something on your CV that shows you are capable of getting the task done. You are going to be a EA / PA or secretary. It is important you have relevant experience and can show you have gained the necessary skills of a PA. You will be responsible for diary management, travel, booking restaurants and administration. To eliminate stress as a PA you must be confident in carrying these tasks out. Work experience can help you acquire these basic PA skills.
By speaking to a candidate I learnt what they had to say about their experience…
“I had just come out of secretarial college and was unsure of which industry I should go into. I found a great work experience oppurtunity within the fashion industry. It taught me a lot about the industry and has given me a feel of the real working world. I am much more confident about what I want from a job. I can see how best to move forward to become a EA / PA or secretary.”