Hedge Fund Resume

Most people think they have a good resume, and many do, but Hedge Fund recruiters are looking for a very particular style. Without the right resume, it doesn’t matter how smart or how hard working you are, you won’t get in the door.

There are essentially 4 criteria that Hedge Fund recruiters look for when looking at a resume:

  • Analytical/Quantitative Ability:  This is a critical component of a Hedge Fund resume as it is fundamental to y our success as a banker. Expect to get tested for analytics in your interview.
  • Drive for Results: Hedge Fund analysts want to know whether you have the initiative, motivation, attention to detail, and energy to deliver strong results.  Start tracking and measuring your achievements.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to write and speak well suggests that you’ll be successful working with clients and hedge fund co-workers.  Have you presented in front of a class? Written successful papers?
  • Teamwork Skills: Teaming with clients and hedge fund peers is a critical assignment.  Have you been a member of a sports team? Work effectively with people? Taken on the role of a team leader or player?