Equity Research Resume Guide

4 Equity Research Resume Examples - Here's What Works In 2022

Equity researcher analysts are the advisers of the securities industry. They make sure decision-makers have the best information to make the best decisions. This guide will show you how to craft a resume that will impress recruiters.

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Equity research analysts provide investigated and researched reports, offer projections and make recommendations on securities and assets in the securities industry. Analysts on the buy-side of the industry may work in hedge funds, pension funds, wealth management firms, etc. Analysts on the sell-side of the industry may work in a bank, brokerage, etc.


Equity research analysts will usually enter the industry as research associates. Educationally, you will be required to have a bachelor’s degree preferably in a finance-related or a quantitative-research-related degree. As you progress in your career, you will most likely be expected to get your CFA certification and/or a master’s degree in the field.


In addition, analysts will specialize and develop expertise in a small group of firms as their career progresses. This profession is a very high-pressure profession requiring long hours and high levels of dedication to thrive. 


We will show you strong sample resumes that highlight the above, and highlight some skills and action verbs that you can use to strengthen your resume.