Vault Career Guide to Hedge Funds, Fourth Edition

Landing a job at a hedge fund can be a challenge. With billions—even trillions—of dollars under management and seemingly limitless earnings potential for executives, hedge funds attract the financial industry’s best and brightest. Learning about jobs can be difficult because most hedge funds operate with a small staff, don’t advertise openings, and maintain secrecy about their operations and investment strategies. Networking and a proven track record in finance are essential to breaking into this field. It also takes strong nerves and a smart attitude, especially to keep up with ongoing changes due to government regulation and economic trends. The rewards for those who make it, however, justify the effort, and the Vault Career Guide to Hedge Funds, Third Edition can help you get your foot in the door.

The Vault Career Guide to Hedge Funds, Fourth Edition provides an insider’s perspective on what’s happening in the industry, what it takes to break in and how to advance your career. Vault Career Guides offer an industry insider’s view of what it takes to land a job in your chosen profession. Each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and expert advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your cover letter and résumé, interviewing and keeping current on industry news and trends. Interviews and case studies offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of what hiring managers look for in a candidate and how others have succeeded in landing their jobs or advancing their careers. Day in the Life profiles place you in the shoes of an established professional for one day, and an extensive glossary and resource list put all the industry knowledge you need to succeed at your fingertips.

Each Vault Career Guide includes:

  • The Scoop: Everything you need to know about what your industry does, its history, who works in it and where it’s going.
  • Getting Hired: Practical information on researching potential employers, networking, interviewing and getting in the door.
  • On the Job: A look at life on the job and the industry culture.
  • Talk Like a Pro: A glossary of industry jargon and key terms.
  • Resources: Associations, organizations, websites and other resources to help you plan and advance your career.
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