Hi guys, I've decided to pursue trading for a living but humbly admit I have no daytrading experience. All I can say for myself is I've watched the markets pretty closely for the last couple of years and swing traded on and off -- unable to get intense given my intense job and wasn't profitable either, but acquired appreciation for risk management. I also did a good deal of reading on trading. I feel I'd like to go work for a prop trading firm as a newbie and learn the ropes from there. I've got a few questions: 1) Do you guys recommend firms that require initial deposits (such as in the 3k neighborhood) or only the ones where only firm capital is at stake? 2) Any suggestions as to which firms are best for the newbie? 3) How hard is it to get a job at a prop trading firm as a newbie? 4) Any tips on what the strategy should be at the interview? (eg. should I mention I've traded before or is that looked upon as a potential negative bias that will be difficult to "correct"?) Thanx folks!