A lot of MBA or finance graduates want to work in the hedge fund industry. However, they don’t always know what recruiters are looking for. Here is a list of 3 things that can make the difference.
Recruiters are obviously looking for smart people. MBA, an Ivy league degree or a Ph.D. in mathematics or physics are the standard requirements. However, if you don’t have a college degree but really want to work for a hedge fund you can still apply. Companies want to hire passionate people. As a matter of fact, some successful managers are college dropouts. Sometimes, others are former successful poker players. So, don’t think recruiters only looks at your degree.
Trader is one of the best job in the world, but is really demanding. You’ll have to work long hours and think fast. Only people with enough motivation can achieve that. Think about all your past experiences that involved passion. For example, if you’re an achieved climber or a marathon competitor make sure to mention it in your resume and job interview. You also want to show that you will go after bonuses. A commission structure can only succeed with highly
Hedging is all about mitigating risks. So you need to have some knowledge or experience in statistics. As I said before, some poker players managed to get a job in finance. That’s because poker is all about odds and variance. So if you don’t have a degree in mathematics you can, for example, talk about your passion for a game that involves a lot of statistics.
Hedge funds all have their recruitment strategy. But if you have the 3 qualities mention above you can get a job in most hedge funds.Mail this post