Hi, I'm not sure if this is the place to be asking these inds of questions, but I've been reading this thread and I really like the advice some of you have been putting to others.... especially in the Epic Thread "Alternatives to Prop Shops": Love it, Like it, Can't get Enough. I'm going through a Career change from a REal Estate Investor to Trader. I have a small portfolio that pays the Esential bills (need more $$ for entertainment & Toys!!) and is 'passive income': Rental Income. So now i'm looking to add another Strategy to my Dividend Approach in Real Estate: Actively Trading the Markets. I've been paper trading since June of 09 using various Swing Trading Methods (just because that's fit my lifestyle: work/just had children/learning to trade). I know my Methods can be applied to Day-Trading w/ a bit of tweeking and a good mentor to help smack me upside the head w/ I do something stupid.... which as until now, the Market has been that Mentor. ouch! I have a few methods under my belt that I use with Technical Analysis: Range Trading Breakout (Bands/Box/Rectangles/Triangles); Price Action Patterns w/ Nision Candlesticks (Wedges, Flags, Candle-Reversals (Sashs', Counter A., Stars & Hammers, & Engulfings in conjunction with Western Technicals)); 2 Trending methods (buying/selling into strenght/weakness & S/R; and buying/selling on confirming str.); and 1 Counter Trend / Divergence method. So my questions is.. lol, i'm long winded: If prop shops are primarily day-trading, are there companies out there that will help make the transition from swing trading? If not, what might be some other alternatives? Hedge Fund putting in orders for an asset manager? Getting coffee for people (i'm not prooud!) for an investment firm or on the floor: whatever it takes. I don't know the range of available jobs and thier associated 'company' that I should be focusing my networking on. I have a really good friend from high school that's in the business of Asset Management that can get me some referals, but i'm not sure of what my chances are comming froom a Arts Major (Anth & Geog); US Naval Experience; & Real Estate / Portfolio Management background... w/ only Paper Trading experience. This is definatly the place I want to be: my "2nd Mountain (Stock Market) of Wealth to climb". In addition; on my resume, should I put the time frames of each Trade Method that was Traded? IE: Traded Price Action w/ Nision Candlesticks, increased portfolio from 15k-40k from june 09-july10? And Add my PnL, Win/Loss %, Profit Factor, Max Drawdown, etc? I want to get 'a job' in the industry to build my personal trading account, gain invaulable experience, and network network network: We are nothing but the sums of our experiences. Thanks for listening. Appreciate it.