HF Resume Announcement: WSO has released a hedge fund resume template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience!:
experienced professional resume for hedge fund analyst interviews
Just like our PE resume template, this resume is for pros with deal experience coming from Investment Banking, management consulting or other project/transaction based work.
As I mentioned earlier in the week when we released the investment banking resume template for undergraduates, we think the WSO templates give you a lot more flexibility on spacing.
As a reminder, the bullets in this template are just placeholders and are NOT what we would consider "top-notch" bullets.
This is very similar to the hedge fund resume template we use in all of our the WSO resume reviews with experienced buyside professionals.
This particular HF resume sample is for experienced hires, not college students. That's all for now!
HF Resume Format, Spacing, and Font
Spacing and font size go hand in hand. While it's recommended that you keep the bullet font at 10 and replace the bullets with content of roughly similar size, you can change it to font 11 if you need to fill more space with less. Don't drop the font to 9. At that point, the resume will become too cluttered and won't have enough white space. Moving it up to 11 is tolerable, but if you're applying for private equity positions, filling the resume shouldn't be an issue in the first space. The ratio between content and white space is optimal as it stands.
Typically, format is a question of major relevance to people in hedge funds. Lucky for you, you've found yourself on this page. Format is already set; just fill in the blanks.
What should I put on my Hedge Fund Interview Resume?
Arguably the most important aspect of your resume, since you're already set as far as formatting goes, is the bullet points, which make up the content of the resume. Here's what you need to know for the bullets on your private equity resume, courtesy of @upod01, an investment banking analyst.
Try to quantify some of your experience. In the case that you do not have a quantifiable metric, focus on how you outperformed and any results you achieved.
Example of something great to put on a resume: "Helped create first-time access to life-changing technologies, products, and services for isolated villagers through locally-owned, managed, and sustainable (profitable) entrepreneurial solutions." Not so great: "Assisted with move-ins and move-out of tenants." You see my point.
PS - please feel free to pass the word along to your friends in banking or other finance positions that are targeting hedge funds
PPS - remember, if you are looking for real HF professionals to help with your wording and bullets and tough decisions on what to cut and what to keep, check out our industry leading resume editing service
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