Time to quit (again)

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by timetoquit, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. OK now that you all have had a nice laugh at my expense I am going to try this again.

    I would appreciate any feedback or comments on my resume. This time instead of blacking out my name I just deleted it.

    I would appreciate those that published my name to comment on my resume or suggest some changes rather than mock my mistake in how I blacked out my name.

    I know there is a discussion on whether or not "daytrading" is a resume killer. However since that is what I have been doing for the past 8 years I am looking for ways to spin it to my advantage. Any help would be appreciated.


  2. TOM134



    Excellent credentials/experience.

    Although, often:

    "It's not what you know, it's WHO you know."

  3. Add "Takes criticism well" to your resume.
  4. Thanks, I screwed up on the previous post, can't do anything about it other than accept it.

    Any other thoughts?

  5. Yeah, it doesn't help the resume. The assumption is you've not made any significant progress at your chosen profession.
  6. At the risk of pushing your buttons one more time, but what the hell, you take criticism well, so here goes:

    It's too long. One page would suffice. Condense and don't say so much about your community service.
  7. I am not really going to put "takes criticism well" onto my resume. Is that what you were saying?

    What do you mean by not making any significant progress in my chosen profession?

  8. mrmoose


    I went through the same exercise of writing a resume after trading for many years. If you can point to specific acheievments or tiitles(desk leader, trainer or being rank highly by some mesure) I think it looks better. For example I have on mine "top quntile out od 300 traders" or "mentored and monitored new traders". It is a very scary process dude
  9. If you are serious, hire a resume writing professional and see what they can do w/ it. There are MANY ways to show how valuable running your own biz has been. A resume is all about creating a feeling, regardless if perfectly accurate. You want the recruiter to want to call you.
  10. I was referring to "daytrading" as a resume killer. Recruiters are looking for forward progress via promotion, earnings or continuing ed.
    #10     Jul 27, 2007