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how do i get a programmer job at a hedge fund?

i read the book "fooled by randomness" by nassim taleb last summer. given that i am a joel splosky / fog creek caliber programmer, but not a russian physics phd, how would I go about getting a programming job at a hedge fund like the one taleb runs? 

hedgehog
Saturday, March 22, 2003

Call him up and ask for a job?

That was a good book, by the way.

Joel Spolsky
Saturday, March 22, 2003

I know a few people who are currently working at hedge funds who got their jobs through headhunters. The hiring company pays the headhunter, not the candidate, so there's no harm in trying it out. They're pushy, but you get used to it. Most of the ads on craigslist and other job boards are actually headhunters, not employers, so I'd dash off a few resumes and see what happens.

Michael Davidson
Friday, March 28, 2003

Mar 24  Programmer for a Hedge Fund
Jemmco Capital Corp. US-NY-New York City

http://jobsearch.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=17492761&AVSDM

www.marktaw.com
Tuesday, April 01, 2003

What's so great about working at a hedge fund that would attract a programmer of this caliber?

dmooney
Tuesday, April 01, 2003

"What's so great about working at a hedge fund that would attract a programmer of this caliber?"

The competition, I think.  In other endeavors that require a lot of mathematical/analytical prowess, you can't keep score as easily as you can in finance.  Finance is a sport where the geeks are jocks.

Jim Rankin
Wednesday, April 09, 2003

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