Executive Assistant (EA) Recruitment Agency

The person who answers your questions before you speak and anticipates your needs. They’re swift, decisive, smart and efficient. And we know where they hang out.

Executive Assistant (EA) Recruitment Agency

The person who answers your questions before you speak and anticipates your needs. They’re swift, decisive, smart and efficient. And we know where they hang out.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT RECRUITMENT

Trust Sydney’s finest Executive Assistant recruitment agency to find your dream EA

An executive assistant (EA) is your professional deputy. They keep everything running smoothly and make your life easier.

A good EA is in constant demand, and rightfully so. We are the experts at finding executive assistants to perfectly fit your needs and working style.

We’re a boutique recruitment agency and executive assistants are one of our most popular placements. The cream of these roles is at the C-Suite level, where discretion and confidentiality are paramount. This, of course, extends to us as your recruiter as well!

We interview hundreds of candidates every month and see what it takes to be the best of the best.

So, don’t waste your valuable time trying to work out what good really looks like! Let us recruit your perfect executive assistant for you.

Out with the old, in with the EST10 way

The traditional recruitment process for an EA involves sifting through a mountain of resumes, conducting endless interviews, and crossing fingers, hoping to strike gold. We’re here to change that!

At EST10, we’re all about delivering a concierge-style experience in the world of recruitment. Your executive assistant isn’t just another cog in the machine; they’re your work BFF, your right hand! They need to know what you’re thinking before you do. That’s why, beyond the usual skills and qualifications checklist, we dive deep into their values, personalities, and dreams. With access to a wide talent pool, the best consultants, and a knack for spotting talent, we have your best interest at heart!

The EST10 recruitment process

Our approach goes beyond the surface — we dive deep into understanding both our clients and candidates. We ask the right questions (even the tough ones) to unearth the bigger picture.

Our process is simple:

  1. Call UsWe love a phone call! Reach out when you’re ready to hire or even just to understand the process and why we are so certain we can find you, your perfect EA!
  2. Visit — We’ll schedule a visit to gain an in-depth understanding of your requirements.
  3. Plan and Timelines — We’ll keep you in the loop about all the key details. And, did we mention our average timeline to fill a permanent role is 5 – 10 days?
  4. Relax — Sit back and relax while we do the heavy lifting.

Can’t wait 5-10 days for your new hire? No problem! We can have a temporary candidate with you within hours, even for eleventh-hour requests.

Let’s Get Started

Looking to recruit an Executive Assistant?

Get in touch with our team to start your recruitment journey.
Or call us directly on 02 9002 0222

Visit us at

Level 10, 66 Hunter St,
Sydney, NSW 2000

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you find me an Executive Assistant to start tomorrow?

Yes! We love finding EAs on short notice. If you’re looking to fill a permanent or temp position, get in touch.

What is a typical Executive Assistant’s salary?

Salaries for an executive assistant range from $80,000 to $180,000+ per annum (excluding superannuation), and sometimes higher. We are also starting to see more businesses offer benefits that include: 

  • Bonuses
  • Healthcare
  • Gym memberships
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Additional leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Education 
  • Professional development opportunities

See our most recent salary guide.

How much is your agency fee to recruit an Executive Assistant?

It depends on the salary of the executive assistant.  

What is the recruitment process?

It all starts with a simple phone call to our lovely EST10 team. We will ask you what you are after and help you identify which approach is best for you. 

Then, if you are looking for a temp ASAP, we’ll start the process right then and there. Or, if you want a long-term placement, we’ll explain our service and fee options as outlined in the question above.

Learn more about our employment agency process.

What happens if the Executive Assistant you send doesn’t work out?

We are so confident about our executive assistant recruitment process that our guarantees far exceed the industry standards.

If you are not completely delighted with your permanent executive assistant hire within their first three months, we’ll replace the role at no charge. 

And if you are even slightly unhappy with your temp within their first eight hours, again, we’ll replace the role at no cost. That is no cost for the first temp placement and no cost for the replacement temporary’s first day (that is double the industry standard period.)

In short, we are not happy with the placement unless you are also happy! 

What other role titles do Executive Assistants have?

The role of an EA can blend into other administration roles. For example, where personal assistants typically handle all of an executive’s personal matters, EA’s can also take on those tasks too.

In more junior EA roles, the titles of executive or personal assistants may be used interchangeably. Plus, in the absence of an office manager, an EA will often take on those responsibilities. Many EAs also comfortably manage direct reports.

What personal qualities should I look for in an Executive Assistant?

You will rely on your EA for more than administrative tasks. They will help you with operations and strategic initiatives, in addition to admin and business support. 

That means qualities to look for in an EA, include:

  • Attention to detail with a focus on meeting objectives and deadlines 
  • Management skills and the ability to handle both people and projects
  • Organisational skills to keep everyone moving forward
  • Problem-solving skills and identifying efficiencies under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task, change direction and juggle conflicting priorities
Why should EST10 recruit an Executive Assistant for me?

We know where to find the best EAs and know what talent looks like. We also recognise potential–and that’s key in a market like this! 

The secret is out…a strong EA is the key to highly successful leaders. But with demand for EAs increasing, it can be time-consuming to find, recruit and retain top EAs. 

So, what can you do? Trust us to find the perfect EA for you.

Does an Executive Assistant also look after my personal tasks?

Some EAs do, and some don’t. It depends on you! With personal life becoming so intertwined with many executives’ work, their EAs now take on more and more personal tasks. That is especially true for executives who travel a lot (sometime soon, we hope!) or with tight schedules that are back-to-back with meetings!

EAs can also coordinate your home and work calendars. That means you will always make it to the school play on time and remember the special occasions that matter most.

Can you find an EA who ‘gets me’?

This is our specialty, and it is how EST10 is different. Finding a candidate who has the right admin skills is just the beginning. 

We excel by matching your personality and working style with your new EA. We take time to get to know both you and the candidates, so we can find the best possible fit. We’ll find you someone who is great to work with, in sync with your style and, of course who will increase your productivity right away. And if you like, we can even utilise psychometric testing as a tool in further matching for both of you! 

Does EST10 only recruit Executive Assistant roles in the Sydney CBD?

We recruit for businesses with locations that range from Sydney’s CBD to Parramatta, North Sydney, Ryde, Sutherland Shire, Western Sydney and beyond. 

You can also call on us to help you find talent in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, New Zealand and London.

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