3.22.2010

Hedge Fund Cover Letter Tips

Hedge Fund Cover Letters

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?
Answer these questions concisely and you will be ahead of most of your competition. Also, remember this: the vast majority of job postings for hedge fund jobs specifically state that outstanding communication skills are required. What better way to demonstrate your written communication than in your cover letter to a hedge fund manager. Spend the time necessary to answer these questions and show your ability to communicate key information.

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

1 comment:

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