Can personal trading experience affect on hiring

I'm just wondering how much affect personal trading experience can have on getting hired on a prop desk. Obviously anyone can open a trading account, but if you can demonstrate what you've learned from that experience in a way that is applicable to a prop desk, how much will that help you? I'm just thinking in comparison to previous experience, background, etc.

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Quick question for the group.

I currently work in an Asset Management office that does a variety of work. I will be going to a program offered by another company for a one week, "Trader's Bootcamp" gay name I know, where I will be working with their buyside desk, etc.

My question is, do I need to deactivate my personal trading account since I will be part of research meetings, etc.? I feel like its a huge pain in the ass to go through all this for a week's worth of work. Hopefully that week will end with an offer in which case it's not nearly as big a deal but if it doesn't I don't want to fuck myself out of the pretty solid returns I've been getting.

Thanks fellas.

Personal Trading

What's your opinion on mentioning personal trading experience on a resume? I'm trying to get an internship through connections in PWM this summer, but I also want to put forward the strongest resume possible to go along with it. I'm currently involved in an investment partnership at my school, which I included, but I also trade my own account. I've been underperforming the market lately, but I still think it shows a lot more depth of interest than simply having a stake in the partnership.

On the other hand, I'm not sure how to portray it on a resume in a way that doesn't seem cheesy or overreaching.

How will my company find out I have a personal trading account?

I work for a major bank as a porfolio analyst and am not allowed to trade equities. My question is....I opened up a personal trading account for the first time in April and am up in the market. I own about 12 equities now and have not disclosed anything to my employer.
What are the chances they will find out? I am using TradeKing as my broker.

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Personal account -- getting on the share register

Hi this is a question for those of you running personal accounts on the side.

At the moment all I want to do is buy a certain company's stock, and hold it for the forseeable future (long term). However I want to be sure that I am on the company's share register. Is this possible through a normal discount brokerage account? Would the stock certificates need to be made out in my name, and would I need to physically hold those certificates (or could I still let the broker handle all of that, without having to forgo any of the benefits of being a registered shareholder)? Just looking for the most cost-effective way (yet still compliant given that I work in the industry) to get on the company share register. Not sure what specifically to ask for since I'm new to brokerage accounts.

Personal Trading FX/Options

If I were to trade just for fun, more of a gamble and excitement past time, should I trade options or Forex? Which platform would you suggest? Obviously, I dont wanna just throw it away, more just try for high risk high reward.