I have been seriously looking at moving on from full time trading into other fields of interest. I have traded fulltime now for several years, first trading stocks and then trading at a prop futures firm. I am not enjoying trading very much anymore especially at a full time level and have other interests I want to pursue as well as gain a more stable existence. I have made good money at times but have also had times of not making very much. Fortunately I never had a big blowout due to good risk management. However if I look at all the money I made and divide by the time I am been trading I could have been doing something else and either made the same or more money with less risk and stress. Also the amount of uncompensated time I have put into developing strategy and all the stuff outside of the typical trading day really adds up. If I am not totally enjoying the experience to me it is not worth it unless I am really hitting it out of the park. I figure I can get something else going that I am interested in that has so good upside potential and then I can trade part time or when I see a really good opportunity on a longer term basis rather then sitting at a computer screen everyday trying to scratch it out. I am on the west coast so the early morning markets help that situation. My question is how does one package their trading experiences in a way that a company in the "real world" could see value in hiring you. When interviewing you quickly find out that trading skills do not provide much cross over value for a firm to work with because for the most part traders are not sitting around running financial models and cash flows, gaining leadership skills, ect. I am not looking for a backoffice job in the trading industry by the way. I am looking for positions where I can build some more skills that I can use later in life in careers that I think still have a lot of upside potential. I have been focusing more on analyst positions with investment companies - whether it is a commercial investment real estate firm (more interested in this) or a money management firm. On the plus side I have experience in the investment side of the business. However I would be weak in the experience side of actually running of numbers, although I did a lot of this in school, just not for the last few years. As further background I did well in school and have a finance degree for what that is worth. Through trading I have experience with a lot of fundamental knowledge of fixed income, currencies, and equities as I have traded all these products. So anyone have suggestions on how to repackage a trading background in order to help land an analyst position?