To become a celebrity’s personal assistant or PA, it’s a simple matter of applying – of course, you need the relevant experience and certifications, to be in the right place at the right time, and have a large dollop of confidence, too! It also helps to have a mental metal jacket – some superstars can be super tough on those around them, able to put them first – always, and with a sense of style to compliment theirs, but never steal the limelight!
Develop good organizing and event planning skills
Celebrities like to look super cool at all times, so you need to be aware of their schedule – of course, being the main diary keeper, you would have created their schedule in the first place. Remember, though, that you should never expect them to know where they’re meant to be! You must always be three steps ahead.
Each celebrity is different, and social media serves a wide variety of purposes for everyone. You may be expected to manage accounts across many devices, so you’ll need to be aware of exactly how each works. You’ll also be in charge of diaries, which are no longer handwritten in a heavy tome but stored discreetly on your device. You’ll be juggling phone calls, emails, and a celeb with the power to rampage at a moment’s notice,
Possess excellent interpersonal skills
Okay, if you thought it was hard up to this point, you ain’t seen nothing yet, baby! Take a deep breath and get ready to meet Attitude! Family, friends, other celebs, agents, coaches, managers, and more all believe that they are entitled and in charge, and this means that they generally are. All can turn into potential bullies instantly, but you concentrate on keeping your calm. Don’t let anything ruffle your composure. You’ve got this! Champagne chilling in the refrigerator, coffee, and luxury nibbles, a fully charged cell and personal organizer, and a list of who’s who that only you have access to and you’re sorted!
Know your celeb
Spend time understanding what makes them tick, what was their childhood like, do they support charities/have hobbies/allergies/everything about your boss should now become your top priority. Career highs and lows (best to keep them quiet), magazine subscriptions, fave restaurants, sleeping positions, heck … even do they prefer the view from on top 😂😱💋
Kevin Keating has been PA to Gwyneth Paltrow for over 10 years, and is her right (and left) hand man!
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