10 Qualities to Look for in a Virtual Assistant
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10 Qualities to Look for in a Virtual Assistant



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As business owners, what are the specific characteristics you need to look for in a virtual assistant? Sure, being well versed in computer programs or software is necessary but more than this, a VA’s work ethics are equally important.



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10 Qualities to Look for in a Virtual Assistant 10 Qualities to Look for in a Virtual Assistant Presentation Transcript

  • Being a virtual assistant is not only about getting tasks done but essentially it means being able to have an unwavering commitment to a client’s business.
  • As business owners, what are the specific characteristics you need to look for in a virtual assistant?
  • He should be someone who can be left alone or work with minimum supervision but can still generate desired results. He or she can prove to be reliable by simply being able to show up online promptly and meet deadlines.
  • It is unfortunate that mistakes occur but what’s imperative is an employee’s ability to admit fault, face consequences and take necessary corrective actions.
  • Being prompt tells a lot about your virtual assistant more than how he finishes his tasks. It tells you how organized and how in control he is.
  • You would want an online assistant who has selfconfidence. This relates not only on how confident he is about his skills but also about how he presents himself to you and your customers.
  • An online assistant with a positive attitude can help you achieve company goals. They are adaptable to change, complain less and are solutionoriented.
  • A virtual assistant is known to be diligent if he or she is not being negligent with regards to his tasks, careful when acting out his responsibilities, and persistent about getting the job done. This person is the type of worker that propels himself to work on his own without the need to being told what to do.
  • A employee who is open minded is not disapproving of other people’s ideas; which makes them approachable and easier to team up with. One who is open to new ideas and is susceptible to change has a higher chance to succeed in the workplace.
  • While it is normal for an assistant to be informative about his accomplishments, it is definitely a plus factor if he does this moderately and in a humble manner.
  • Since the virtual assistant is far away and is physically absent, a higher degree of trustworthiness is to be expected from him than those working in house. Trust is proven to be a valuable currency in the professional field and is even more so in personal relationships.
  • Creativity paves the way for innovative ideas which contributes to the competitive advantage of your firm. It has contributed to various original ideas that the company can use or that acts as solutions to a pressing situation.
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