59 Personal assistant jobs in Japan

    Job Outlook for Personal Assistant

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    Personal assistants support a specific individual with their personal or professional tasks. No formal education, certification or training is required, although organizational and communication skills are necessary. Same day-to-day tasks might include paying bills, scheduling travel, answering phone calls and texts and running errands. In the last decade, there has been an increase in all-remote opportunities that allow personal assistants to work from home while splitting their time between multiple individuals.

    Frequently asked questions

    If you're ready to step into a new personal assistant job, Glassdoor can help you find companies that are hiring. You can find a position to suit you, whether you're looking for an entry level role or are ready to take the next step in your personal assistant career.

    Searching for junior positions is a good choice if you're just starting as a personal assistant. For those further along their career path, searching for senior positions can help you find a fulfilling job that matches your experience. You may even find that an office manager role better suits your current skill level. If you need to work around other responsibilities, try filtering for remote or part-time roles.

    Once you've found a job you love at an ideal company, you can get prepared for the next step by reading through common personal assistant interview questions and how best to answer them.

    If you're still searching job listings or are ready to start negotiating a job offer, you need to know what a good personal assistant salary is. Here's how you can get a high-paying personal assistant job:

    1. Find out what the average personal assistant salary is in your area. Salaries can vary greatly depending on where you're based.
    2. Consider the level of experience you have as a personal assistant when you begin salary negotiation. Compare personal assistant salaries based on where you are on the personal assistant career path by using Glassdoor's total pay trajectory.
    3. The duties of a personal assistant can vary greatly depending on who you're assisting. Make sure you read the advertisement closely and highlight the skills the company is looking for, whether that's calendar management, liaising with other departments, or booking travel.

    Many personal assistant positions also offer perks and benefits in addition to a fair salary. Your total pay as a personal assistant may include:

    • High performance bonuses. Personal assistants are generally indispensable members of the executive team. In many top companies, bosses show their appreciation by providing a yearly bonus.
    • Travel opportunities. It's common for personal assistants to travel with their boss, which can allow you to see the country — or the world — while earning money.
    • Opportunities for networking. You take calls from important people in your industry and may sit in on meetings as well. You can impress people that may be able to help you find a better position in the future.
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