Be all end all career advice that fits every person and circumstances does not exist. Nonetheless, listening to authentic career advice and career learnings from successful people is worth your time. With that in mind, here are a few very good pieces we've come across that we thought had helpful career advice. One lecture for undergrads on the nature of the hedge fund analyst role, one piece on how a successful investor initially broke into the industry without traditional credentials or connections, and one piece with general career advice from successful entrepreneur and investor Sam Altman. The goal is to spark inspiration and ideas, not be prescriptive! You should absolutely feel free to ignore any advice you don't find appealing, and chart your own path.
Paul Enright of Krainos Capital (formerly of well known hedge fund Viking Global) put together this helpful lecture for undergraduates on the hedge fund analyst role. It also contains what I consider good general advice for people who aspire to work in the industry. Keep in mind that it was intended to be given as a lengthy and interactive lecture with lots of Q&A, not a standalone lecture. However, I think it is still helpful to read through it. It is shared with Paul's permission.