Applying for a hedge fund job? You are going to need a strong hedge fund cover letter. Most hedge fund managers won't give your resume/cover letter more than a few seconds of their time (time is money). Writing a unique and concise cover letter is essential if you want a second-glance from most hedge fund managers.
Brevity is important. Don't waste the time of the person reading with boring cliches or superfluous information. However, there are a few key things you must say in your hedge fund cover letter:
- Who are you and what can you do for this specific hedge fund manager?
- What do you want to do for the hedge fund (research, quant, programming, internship)?
- Why are you qualified for this role / what makes you the right person?
Of course, you shouldn't forget cover letter basics such as formatting and closing with a call to action (invite to meeting, or commit to a phone call etc.) You can find some cover letter basics here.
Also, make sure to check out our Hedge Fund Resume Writing Guide.
More info on hedge fund cover letters:
Guide to Getting a Hedge Fund Job
Cover Letter and Resume Editing