Any tips for a person trying to get a job as an execution trader? I have several years of prop trading experience. I left trading in 2006 to go back to school. I currently hold a BS in Finance, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and have a good math and computer science base. I have been trying to get into an execution trading position. Unfortunately, I did not graduate from a top tier school (even though I am confident I am smart enough to have been very competitive at any of them), which I believe is one of the reasons I can not get an interview. I am located in NY (Long Island) and I am willing to commute or move to any place in the tri-state area. Any help someone can give such as companies I may not know of, headhunters to speak with, what to write on my resume, or anything else you can think of would be appreciated. Also, I am thinking of going back to school to get a technical degree, or maybe just the required classes to qualify for a MFE program. Any tips on how whether this approach would increase my chances of one day becoming a paid (not prop) trader?