If you would like to know more about working as a celebrity personal assistant, I highly recommend the following books and web sites. Also, if you currently already are an assistant, check out the professional networking site: www.acpa-la.com!

Books:

There are many books out there in the vein of The Devil Wears Prada. I prefer to recommend books that actually tell you the ABCs of how to become an assistant! Here’s a start:

Be the Ultimate Assistant by Bonnie Low-Kramen

Beyond the Red Carpet by Dionne M. Muhammad

Seminars:

Rita Tateel of Celebrity Source in Los Angeles has conducted workshops through The Learning Annex for many years. Contact them and let them know you want to sign up for “Becoming a Celebrity Personal Assistant”. www.learningannex.com

Web sites:

Association of Celebrity Personal Assistants (Los Angeles)

www.acpa-la.com

New York Celebrity Assistants

www.nycelebrityassistants.org

Association of Celebrity Assistants (London)

www.aca-uk.com

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)

www.iaap.org

Employment Agencies:

There are many agencies in Los Angeles who hire assistants. These are some I highly recommend. These are not for the faint of heart. All of these agencies take their jobs very seriously. I suggest you only apply if you actually have previous experience as an estate manager, executive assistant, or personal assistant.

Rachel or Lori
The Grapevine Agency
818-986-1906
www.TheGrapevinela.com

Dora Renet
ISAstaffing.com (International Staffing Services)
250 South Beverly Drive, #201
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310)278-4470

Brooke Barousse
Lexington Nannies
(they also hire personal assistants, not just nannies)
11601 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 500
Brentwood, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 855-3444

Leslie Comar
The Comar Agency
9615 Brighton Way Ste 313
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phont: (310) 248-2700

Christopher Baker
PERSONAL & CORPORATE STAFFING
cbstaffing@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (323) 654-7900
Fax: (323) 654-5900

MelissaShields
CAREER GROUP INC
10100 Santa Monica Bl., #900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
www.careergroupinc.com
info@careergroupinc.com
Phone: 310-277-8188

Vicki Johnson
PRC Advantage
PO Box 36155
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.988.1188 Office
Fax: 323.908.8925
vickijj@earthlink.net

Entertainment Industry Jobs

If you want to pound the pavement, here is a list of places to check out for jobs in Los Angeles:

Celebrity Network


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