In this part-time online Personal Assistant Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for performing personal assistant services and getting started in a career as a professional personal assistant for a prominent person.
Become a Personal Assistant
You will learn: how to become a personal assistant, including how to become a celebrity assistant; what a personal assistant does, how to develop your skills to succeed in a personal assistant career, and how to get hired for a job as a personal assistant for a celebrity or other prominent person.
What Happens in the Personal Assistant Certificate Course
The Personal Assistant Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Celebrity Personal 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 Personal 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 Personal 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.
The Personal Assistant Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Personal Assistant Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
How to Become a Personal Assistant | How to Become a Celebrity Assistant
In this course, you will learn how to become a personal assistant, including how to become a celebrity assistant. Topics covered in the Personal Assistant Certificate Course include the following:
Preparing for a Career as a Personal Assistant
- Being Able to “Fit In”
- Being a Good Communicator
- Being Able to Solve Problems
- Being Organized
What a Personal Assistant for a Prominent Person Does
- Office Skills
- Life Management
- Household Tasks
- Party Planning
- Travel Arrangements
- Fan Control
Finding Job Openings
- Contact Information for Celebrities and Prominent People
- Personal Assistant Job Advertisements
- Connecting with the Right People
- “Stepping Stone” Jobs
- Employment Agencies for Personal Assistants
How to Contact People Who Can Hire You
- Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter
- Getting Through to the Right Person
- What to Say to Make a Good Impression
- Common Mistakes to Avoid
- Screening Interviews
- Meeting the Celebrity or Prominent Person
After the Interview
- Salary and Benefits
What Is Included in the Personal Assistant Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Personal Assistant Certificate Course package includes:
- Registration for the Personal Assistant Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2021 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Personal Assistant for only $2 per month
- Downloadable Personal Assistant Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Celebrity Personal Assistant (e-book edition)
Even though I’ve been an Executive Assistant in other industries for several years, this guide has offered many tips on how to take my present experience and utilize it in this exciting profession.” — Ottie M. Lawery
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from almost 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.
NEW YEAR SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Personal Assistant Certificate Course is priced as only $149 U.S. for the January 25, 2021 course.
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How Much Money Do Personal Assistants Make?
There are no set standards of pay for personal assistants. If you are an independent contractor, you essentially negotiate your own contracts. However, there are two basic ways you can get paid: on an hourly basis or on a salary basis. According to Jonathan Holiff, Founder of the Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants, professional CPAs generally earn between $850 and $2,000 per week. A personal assistant’s full-time salary may range from as little as $450 per week (less than $25,000 per year) to $100,000 or more per year. In addition to salary, personal assistants may receive expensive gifts from their employers, and some move on to other exciting careers in their employer’s industry.
What Do Personal Assistants Do?
As a personal assistant to an important person you could enjoy an incredible lifestyle that most people can only dream about. Personal assistants for prominent people get to experience the lives of the wealthy, entering an exclusive world, and sometimes living like a star. As a personal assistant you might take care of a prominent person’s household, screen their phone calls and mail, plan their parties, and do other tasks to take care of your employer. Many personal assistants get to travel and spend time with successful people. You may also go behind the scenes of your employer’s business and attend incredible events – from film screenings to fashion shows to sporting events.
How Do I Become a Personal Assistant?
Earning a certificate as a personal assistant will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional personal assistant. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Personal Assistant Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Personal Assistant Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional personal assistant. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.