Recruitment and Advertising

In recruiting a personal assistant, it is essential to determine what qualities or training level you desire in a personal assistant and find someone who is able and willing to perform the job.

There are many methods of advertising and recruitment that a person can utilize when looking for a good dependable personal assistant. Below are some suggestions for finding prospective employees:


Newspaper Advertisement

Neighborhood newspapers are cheaper than major citywide papers, and are good to target potential assistants who live closer to your home.


Local Newsletters

Sometimes disability and other community organizations will run short ads.


Bulletin Boards in High Traffic Areas

Hang flyers on bulletin boards in high traffic areas, such as: grocery stores, banks, apartment buildings, restaurants, community centers, churches, temples, Laundromats, day care centers.


Word of Mouth

Don’t forget to ask family, friends and neighbors if they or someone they know would be interested in being employed as your personal assistant. The only restrictions to hiring family members are that they cannot be your spouse, parent, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and son-in-law.


Colleges and Universities

Colleges can be an excellent source for finding personal assistants. Many students are looking for extra income to help them through college. It is often possible for students who are interested in majors in the area of health and human services who need work experience in their chosen field. To advertise a position, contact the career placement office or the student housing office on campus.


The more complete the information the more you can be sure that the prospective employees that contact you are truly interested, and potentially qualified for the job. It is a good idea to include:

  • Job title and a short description of the job
  • Days and hours of service
  • Compensation and benefits offered
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must supply proof of citizenship or ability to work in the US

Optional but helpful information you may include:

  • Age group of consumer: Pediatric, Senior Citizen
  • Location (Town)
  • Is driving necessary
  • Smoker or non-smoker preferred

The following is a sample advertisement that can be a guide for your own publication:

Personal Assistant- Needed to assist with personal care, shopping and light housekeeping. Part-time, 4 days a week – Flexible schedule. Driver’s license preferred. Ideal for college student. Prime location near school.