Keeping one personal assistant need not be considered as the new phenomenon and it dates back to olden days. Ever since people started living under various kingdoms, the kings and queens who were ruling the regions, states and countries started keeping personal assistants for many purposes. They used to hire a personal assistant for various activities namely; to offer solutions at critical situations so that the difficult problems are solved as immediately as possible; to manage the financial affairs of the employers and inform them at periodical intervals up to date information about the financial details so that the employers are able to manage the financial affairs effectively without any hurdles or difficulties; to effectively manage the activities of their employers and monitoring the visitors in a timely manner and many more.
Even now the system is being adapted to a great extent by many employers and especially, the ministers working in parliaments and councils used to have personal assistants who will be providing them up to date information about the happenings so that the ministers are able to function error free and in a timely manner.
In fact, like any other professions, the personal assistants also require certain qualities namely; a personal assistant exclusively employed for the purpose of managing the financial affairs should be in a position to understand the intricacies of the financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting and book keeping.Similarly, a personal assistant who has been employed for managing the personal affairs should be in a position to know the various details about important personalities in the locality, their contact numbers, addresses and they should also be in position to freely move with the very important personalities, friends, relatives and other functionaries who are closely related to the employer.
Many times personal assistants are employed for offering valuable solutions and such personalities should be well experienced in analyzing the problems and offer the right kind of solutions which can be made use of by his employer.
Apart from the situations as mentioned above, housewives in many countries are also willing to hire a personal assistant for many purposes; namely to improve the image of the employer; to popularize the achievements, qualifications and talents amongst other guests, visitors and public.
It can be seen that these personal assistants are found to be moving with their employers and many times they are also functioning as security guards and their main role is to protect their employers at all situations.