I few skills I would consider:
- Customer service skills, flexibility and adaptability.
- Being able to work with people with different personalities and cultures.
- Sense of urgency
- Positive attitude, can-do attitude
To be a good Virtual Assistant you will need a few key skills such as good communication and time management skills, you should be self-motivated and have strong organizational skills to stay on top of assignments. Being proficient in Microsoft Office word, excel and PowerPoint will also be useful. Take free online courses to enhance your skill set, these courses will help get a head-start on some of the fundamental skills you need to grow in your career. Search the internet for free programs, try Edx, SkillUp, Udemy or online learning with Coursera these are just a few examples.