Physical Commodity Trading career: If you started over again.

Evening all, at first I wanted to pursue a career in AM or IB, but since learning more about the Commodity Trading space, it just seems to resonate with me more.

Not having a degree, I'm seeking for alternative routes into the sector with the aim of being a Physical Commodity Trader. Something left of field I've been recommended is to learn Mandarin to stand out as getting a spot on a trading desk.

So my question is for those in the Commodity Trading space (regardless of the actual commodity), if you was starting out in the industry again, other than a degree, what would you do to make yourself standout to the trading desks?

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