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Executive Assistant Certificate Course




Human Resources Management Specialist

Program Overview

Become an Executive Assistant

In the Executive Assistant Certificate Course, you will learn how to become an executive assistant, including: what an executive assistant does and how to provide executive assistant services, how to develop your skills to succeed as an executive assistant, how to get hired for an executive assistant job, and how to start your own virtual executive assistant business and get clients.

What to Expect

The Executive Assistant Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbooks (Guide to Become an Executive Assistant ). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Executive Assistant Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Executive Assistant Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Executive Assistant Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Executive Assistant Certificate you will earn from USILD

Introduction to Executive Assistance

  • What is an Executive Assistant?

  • Services Provided by an Executive Assistant

  • Benefits of Being an Executive Assistant

What an Executive Assistant Does

  • Overview of the Job

  • Time and Productivity Management

  • Determining Priorities

  • Planning Meetings and Events

  • Project Management

  • Customers and Investors

  • Calendar Management

  • Travel Coordination

  • Being Prepared (for Anything)

  • Administrative Tasks

Getting Ready to Become an Executive Assistant

  • Essential Skills for Executive Assistants 

  • Ways to Learn Executive Assistant Skills

  • How to Get Executive Assistant Experience

Getting Hired as an Executive Assistant

  • Who Hires Executive Assistants?

    • High-Tech

    • Government

    • Legal

    • Education

    • Health Care

    • Real Estate

    • Not-for-Profit Organizations

    • Other Corporations

  • How to Find Executive Assistant Job Openings

  • How to Find Virtual and Freelance Opportunities

  • Preparing a Winning Resume and Cover Letter

  • Job Interviews

  • The Job Offer

Starting a Virtual Executive Assistant Business

  • Transitioning From Employee to Business Owner

  • Creating a Business Plan

  • Legal Matters

  • Financial Matters

  • Setting Fees and Getting Paid

  • Employing Others

Marketing Your Virtual Executive Assistant Services

  • Choosing Your Target Markets

  • Marketing Tools

  • Marketing Techniques

  • Community Outreach

Getting Clients for Your Executive Assistant Business

  • Selling Your Services

  • Meeting with a Prospective Client

  • Client Contracts

Program Director

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