Sunday, June 10, 2012

Answering Reader Mail: Preferences

I write at another site where you can ask questions anonymously too. Here's one...

Do most high-powered execs prefer to have female assistants?

I've actually never heard of executives having a preference. In all my years of doing this, I've worked with male and female executive assistants. For various reasons, there do seem to be more female assistants, but I'd say both are equally good at being an assistant. I think for most high-powered executives, they prefer someone who can do a great job. When they are that powerful and high-profile, the executives are generally wise enough to know that great talent comes in various forms. And to find the right person, they can't be held back by little things like gender, age, or someone who looks like a model. More than anything, experience and fitting into the corporate culture and getting along with your executive is the most important. Always be yourself when interviewing and be presentable. If you do your best on the interview, the rest is out of your hands. You did your part! Good job!

That other site is below.


  1. Hi there,

    My name's Ronjon writing on behalf of -- we're a startup dedicated to de-mystifying careers... and we absolutely LOVE your blog. It is absolutely amazing for people looking to get into executive admin.

    If you don't mind, we're going to put a backlink on our site -- when we go live (soft launch August), we'll direct traffic here. This literally is the best information site we found for people looking to get into Executive Admin.

    Anyway thanks a lot and please keep up the good work!


    1. The Muser at Musings of a High Level Executive AssistantMay 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Ronjon - Know we already communicated via email. Let me know how things are going! Email me an update!