Become an Executive Secretary
what should I do to get a become an executive Secretary or CEO
As far as I am aware there is not a recognized career path or accreditation for an executive secretary or a CEO
This is difficult to answer because not everyone’s understanding of the role of executive secretary may be defined in the same way. Also, each company is entitled to define its own qualifications for any position so I can only answer in general terms.
The only time there is a defined route to a position is where there is a professional qualification involved, then there will be clearly defined routes. A qualified teacher, or doctor, or lawyer will have qualified to a standard agreed by an accrediting body and will work to generally accepted principles.
An executive secretary may be a secretary to an executive, or a senior secretary. Some companies now use the term executive assistant to denote the same position. Generally, people in this role will provide administrative support to top executives in a company. They are likely to spend less time on clerical tasks and the majority of their time managing information, perhaps conducting research and preparing reports and documents.
You will need good IT user skills, to be proficient with Microsoft Office, and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet software. You may also get involved with scheduling meetings and managing more junior secretaries or other staff. You would benefit from having strong in project coordination skills, at excel at Internet research and interpersonal relations.
Again, there is no recognised rout to chief executive officer. The fastest route is to start your own business, or inherit one!!
Other than that, a degree normally helps, and an MBA after some relevant business experience. Then it’s just a case of getting the right experience, being brilliant at what you do, and being in the right place at the right time.