In addition to interpersonal and soft skills, a successful virtual assistant may also need some technical skills. When we talk about technical skills, we mean your knowledge and skill in information technology (IT). Why is this so important? Simple: most virtual assistants will work remotely. You can use a variety of software and systems to communicate and collaborate with colleagues.
Also, we haven’t even started applying for virtual assistant positions in the technical field. Therefore, a certain level of technical training is required to complete the job.
What technical skills do virtual assistants need?
As we mentioned earlier, even the most direct role of a virtual assistant requires at least some technical skills. This is because every virtual assistant job uses similar behind-the-scenes software, including:
· Synchronization software
· Payroll software
· Project management tools
· Cloud storage and storage platform
Don’t worry; this isn’t rocket science – each platform is easy to use and not much more complex than a typical smartphone app. However, some positions have unique technical requirements.
Social media management
Last month, we discussed how virtual assistants could improve your social media strategy. One element of the social media manager role that we have not fully covered is the technical aspect.
Many companies can use scheduling apps like Hootsuite and Hubspot to manage their social media strategies.
Not to mention, you also need to master the principles of data analysis and reporting, as well as any unique analytics tools that the end employer can use on social media.
You need not only technical skills but also technical skills, that is, a writer. Many copywriters will see you writing about complex ideas. This can include high-tech information and processes.
A good virtual assistant can write technical reports, press releases, company policies, resumes, and technical guidance materials. This information can not only convey what the reader needs to know but also facilitate it. This requires not only good writing skills but also serious technical knowledge.
Accountant and virtual accountant
Gone are the days when physical ledgers or paper records were used for bookkeeping and bookkeeping. Today, most companies have turned to accounting and reporting software like MYOB, QuickBooks, and Xero.
These are just the three most popular platforms in Australia. Frankly, the appearance of these systems is not surprising:
· Many tedious tasks are automated
· The report is generated automatically
· Finding a specific transaction is easy
If you want to apply to become a virtual accountant or accountant, you need to understand how these platforms are used.
Today, many companies rely heavily on data. Therefore, the ability to learn, code, manage, and store is essential to many virtual assistants’ work.
Data management is a high-tech skill, and you must understand how to collect, organize, and interpret data. Some of the technical skills required may include:
· Database management
· Database design
· statistic analysis
· Quantitative investigation
· data analysis
In addition to the data itself, you also need to understand how to use data management and analysis tools.
Developer and IT roles
As a developer or IT professional, you will directly use computers, applications, and programs, respectively. Of course, you need to know what you are doing!
Even if you don’t plan to apply for an IT department or a developer job, basic coding and programming skills are great for your resume. Even the basic capabilities of the IT department (in terms of hardware or software) can help you solve problems, making you a strong candidate for virtual assistant jobs.
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