Hey, Having recently been let go by one of the hemorraging financials in the news lately I am looking to make a career change and get into trading (in Chicago). Either options or futures- not sure yet. I am somewhat familiar with the options industry having worked in finance and having a few friends that work for trading firms. Since I am looking to get my feet wet and get properly trained, I was wondering if someone could give me some input on getting started at a trading house. I've compiled a list of different firms I might be interested in, but have not done much else yet. Also, I'm not sure whether I should pursue a "prop firm" or type of firm given that I am new. Any advice/suggestions are appreciated, thanks.