How did you or does one get their "foot in the door", so to speak with a firm as a trader or become one while you are there? A bit of my story......Fascinated by markets and the numbers at age 6. (31 now) Studied and "played around" for years paper trading and actual trading as capital allowed. (approx. 8 years actual) Worked extensively on the psychological aspects of trading and finally found which trading style fit me. Sought the help of a veteran trader who helped refine my concepts on methodology and found that it was exactly what he traded for over 30 years. Although the system I trade is nicely profitable, I don't make enough to live off of it based on my account size. Not to mention I would like to work with other traders. That being said, I don't have a college degree, I am self-taught with some limited mentorship, to which I am eternally greatful! Any advice or thoughts you could give on working for a firm or getting a job with other traders would be greatly appreciated!