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Guide to Getting a Hedge Fund Job

Guide to Getting a Hedge Fund Job

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Guide to Getting a Hedge Fund Job
How to Outthink the Competition and AvoidPitfalls Most Applicants Make
GUIDE TO GETTING A HEDGE FUND JOB
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Introduction
 Guide to Getting a Hedge Fund Job,
provides a number of valuable resourcesto help you differentiate yourself and get the most out of our hedge fund / private equity contact lists.Even if you choose not to utilize our lists, you will find our guide to be useful in your job search.This guide, like our lists, is primarily intended for entry and mid-level prospects. These roles are the mostcompetitive because of the sheer number of applicants. Intelligence and qualifications are only part of thepicture. You must be able to communicate your competencies clearly and effectively and do so in amanner that differentiates you from the rest of the field. This guide will not detail every step of theprocess, nor guarantee your success. It will, however, provide you a powerful overview of the mostimportant steps you should take, and help you to avoid the mistakes commonly made by other applicants.The guide begins by outlining seven key steps to getting a hedge fund job.The hedge fund resume and cover letter sections illustrate the most important aspects of successful hedgefund / private equity specific resumes and cover letters. These sections illuminate the rational for creatingat least two resumes and describe how to target them effectively.All jobs are not alike. A great resume sent to a boutique hedge fund should look very different from onesent to a large mutual fund manager like T. Rowe Price. Not only is the role different, but the personreviewing your application has very different priorities. At T. Rowe Price, your resume and cover letterwill be read by a human resource manager. With the exception of the 20 or 30 largest funds, your hedgefund or private equity resume will be read by a highly compensated partner or director with a shortattention span.Interview questions are explored and samples provided in the interview questions section.Find other hedge fund and private equity job resources in our key resources section.Finally, our guide provides profiles of key firms. Though funds with over $10 billion in AUM make upless than 1% of hedge fund and private equity firms, they account for maybe 10 - 20% of the openpositions. Our fund profiles provide basic information on these firms and can serve as the basis for theresearch you will do before applying for a job.

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