To become a celebrity personal assistant or celebrity PA, one has to simply apply; this simply means looking for channels where one can apply. This could mean the newspaper and media postings, television stations, and Internet and social media sites.
However, applying to become a celebrity personal assistant is just one of the processes, if not the easiest process. To become a celebrity PA, one has to have the mental and physical grit, while mastering and managing one’s emotions. After all, there are two people in the relationship between a celebrity and a celebrity PA. Of the two people in this relationship, the more important one is the celebrity as he or she is the one who comes out to the public, and it’s the celebrity PA’s job that the celebrity looks good to people’s eyes. How is to become a celebrity assistant?
- You need to develop good organizing and events planning skills – Celebrities have to look good to almost everybody they are dealing with. These include fans, relatives, and those that they have business dealings with. This means that it is the celebrity’s personal assistant’s job to make sure that the celebrity knows his or her schedules, attends to important events and invitations, and has continuous success. The celebrity personal assistant needs to be up and about before events, schedules, and work commitments. He or she should be there to remind the celebrity, while preparing events that could further boost job opportunities and networks for the celebrity. In other words, a celebrity PA needs to be one step ahead of the celebrity.
- You need to be tech-savvy – Each celebrity is unique. Some of them may be on their devices all the time and may constantly check and write on their social media accounts. On the other hand, some of them may ask you to manage their accounts for them. Whatever the case is, you need to be able to know your gadgets. You have to be there when the celebrity needs you, and this means that you have to be one message or call away. Gone are the days when celebrity personal assistants carried notebooks (although you could still have one to jot down important reminders when your phone reminders fail you). These days, you have to not only be quick on your feet but also on your gadget.
- You need to develop excellent interpersonal skills – Celebrities have a slew of people that surround them. There’s family. There are television networks, film producers (if they are into films), coaches and managers (if they are celebrity athletes), and Internet media personalities, all the way to social climbing friends. You need to have a rapport with these different people that surround a celebrity. You need to be eloquent in front of VIPs and tough when it comes to rowdy fans and even bashers. Of course, you have to deal with your celebrity as well as he or she would have moments of great success and, sometimes, bouts of insecurity and doubt. You need to flip the switch as you deal with people.
- You need to be determined and knowledgeable about your celebrity – You can be a celebrity PA for a sports celebrity. But before you apply to be one, you have to know the sport that the celebrity plays. You could also be a celebrity PA for a celebrity singer. What is expected is that you know the celebrity singer’s works and records. You could be a celebrity PA as well for a celebrity politician. Of course, you have to have a good idea on the celebrity’s stance toward particular issues. To do all of these, you need to be determined as you build a resume that would allow a celebrity who’s looking for a PA to take notice of you.
There are agencies that could help you land a celebrity PA job. But more than applying for a celebrity PA position, you need to back yourself up with the necessary skills and the required mindset. Of course, the life of a celebrity is filled with glitz and glamour; however, don’t expect that being a celebrity PA’s life is all silver and gold.