I was recently offered an institutional trader job and don't have any experience doing the job. What should I expect or prepare for and what does it take to succeed as an institutional trader? Anyone have any advice or books I can read on it? I have a retail brokerage background. The offer was from a small firm that will train me. But given it's a small firm, I realize I will have to be quick to pick things up on my own and learn things on my own in my spare time. I was hoping someone here could help me out on this with a little guidance. Thank You!