Accelerating your Assistant job search

Accelerate your Assistant job search

Enrol for £150 | €180 | $190

A step-by-step course to help Assistants prepare for a new job search.

So you've decided to start a new Assistant job search? For whatever reason you are on this journey, the Accelerate your Assistant Job Search online course will guide you every step of the way.

Here you will find everything you need to prepare for the perfect Personal and Executive Assistant job search. This includes templates for resumes and covering letters, questions and answers for the Assistant interviews and those all-important keyword search terms that will get you in front of the right recruiters.

Accelerate your Assistant job search will help you take control of your job search and minimise the time it takes to land a role that works for you.


Ace your next performance review with this fantastic BUNDLE of SMART objectives and goal-setting templates for Assistants.

These free templates will help you stay on track throughout the year.

Included in this bundle are:

  • A list of SMART goal and objective examples for Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants and Administrative Assistants
  • A SMART objectives template for Assistants to set their performance goals
  • Goal setting worksheet for Assistants to work through with their Executive during the performance review meeting

How you'll grow

Update and perfect your resume.

Spend time perfecting your cv, so it represents the best possible version of you.

What do you want in your next role?

Whatever your motivation, take some time to think about your next position.

What are your salary expectations?

You deserve to be paid what is fair for you. Aim high, but make sure it's appropriate for you.

Stand out from the crowd.

Build your confidence so that you shine in your interview and wow your next employer.

Enrol for £150 | €180 | $190

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Meet your coach

I'm Nicky: I launched Practically Perfect PA back in October 2011, and it has since grown to become the go-to resource for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrative Professionals at all levels of business seeking support, and information and guidance in their chosen profession. Practically Perfect PA offers practical tips, honest advice, and career development support specifically for Assistants.

Since 2015 we have organised events, virtual summits and online courses for over 10,000 Assistants worldwide. It is fair to say the Assistant role has changed significantly, and I am so proud that Practically Perfect PA has been part of the journey for over a decade.

Nicky Christmas, Founder of Practically Perfect PA

What can you expect?

What you'll learn

Accelerate your Assistant job search will help you master the whole Assistant job search process from beginning to end. We will ensure you are one step ahead of the competition and prepared to answer any questions.


So you want to find a new Assistant role?

Consider your goals and the needs of the organisation as you prepare for your next position. What matters most to you? Is it the work environment, taking on more responsibility or receiving better pay? These are all key considerations.


The Assistant resume

Customise your CV for each specific opportunity while applying for different employment. Reading through each job description attentively, selecting keywords, and then including those keywords into your resume and cover letter is one of the simplest strategies to increase your chances of success. We will cover many other handy tips and tricks in the online course.


The Assistant job search

Strategically plan out your Assistant job search so that you are the stand-out candidate at every interview. Optimise your LinkedIn profile and harness your network for new opportunities.


The interview

Imagine you have landed an interview with a company you genuinely want to work for. How can you beat your competition? Being well-prepared for the interview will set you apart from the competition. You will learn everything you need to know in this course to prepare for an interview for an assistant position.


What happens next?

So, after a successful interview, you were given the position. How exciting! But there are a few things you need to think about before taking on a new role. You will be guided through each of these in detail in this course.

Trusted, valued and relied upon by a global community of Assistants

Practically Perfect PA is one of the most extensive global online resources for Assistants, with over 40,000 subscribers from over 100 countries.

Since 2011, Practically Perfect PA has trained over 10,000 Assistants through our online training, Virtual Summits, and Future Assistant Global Summit.

Accelerate your Assistant job search is a collection of our best training on planning, preparing and executing a flawless Assistant job search, PLUS over twenty accompanying documents.

Course Curriculum

The Accelerate your Assistant Job Search online course is designed for Assistants who are starting a new job search. The course will help you figure out your next career move, fine-tune your resume and LinkedIn profile, and apply for roles that will showcase your Assistant skills and work.

Module one

So you want to find a new Assistant role?

  • What do you want in your next role?
  • What are your salary expectations?
  • Job hunting when you are already employed
  • TOOLS: Salary Calculators
  • CHECKLIST: Are you ready to move into a new Assistant role?
  • CHECKLIST: Preparing for your Assistant job search
  • BONUS: Secrets of a recruitment specialist

Module two

The Assistant resume (or CV)

  • Why you should start your job search with a fresh resume
  • Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
  • Keywords for your Assistant resume
  • What to include in your Assistant resume
  • How to tailor your application for every role
  • CHEATSHEET: Powerful words for your Assistant resume
  • TEMPLATE: Assistant resume example
  • TEMPLATE: Cover letter for an Assistant job search
  • BONUS: Develop your professional portfolio

Module three

The Assistant job search

  • Where do you start looking for a new Assistant role?
  • How to clean up your online presence before starting a job search
  • Leveraging your network
  • Why do you need a LinkedIn profile?
  • 25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn
  • Working with a recruitment agency
  • Ten questions to ask a recruitment agent about your next search
  • TEMPLATE: Reference requests
  • BONUS: Learn to move into different industries and sectors

Module four

The Interview

  • Questions and answers for Personal and Executive Assistant interviews
  • Preparing for an in-person interview
  • Preparing for a video interview
  • Preparing for a remote role interview
  • Questions to ask during your Assistant interview
  • CHECKLIST: Interview Preparation
  • TEMPLATE: Post-interview thank you note and follow-up
  • BONUS: Setting yourself up for success on a video interview

Module five

What happens next?

  • 5 things Assistants should consider before accepting a new role
  • The job offer letter
  • Actions to take when you resign from your Assistant role

Course Information

We have selected 20 video sessions, many of the presenters are well-known and respected trainers from all over the globe, and others are Assistants with excellent tips and techniques that they want to share with you.

World Leading Trainers

Every one of our presenters wants to help you accelerate your job search. They have structured their content to give clear action items to help you succeed and land the perfect role.

Articles and Templates

We have over ten articles, bonus templates and checklists to help you quickly plan and progress your job search.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a self-paced online course - you decide when to start and finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.


There is no better time to direct and control your career path than now. Accelerate your Assistant Job Search will keep you one step ahead of the competition.