I have a question before sending my resume to a few prop shops. Throughout the last 3 or so years, while in school, I have been involved in the stock market -equities in the last 2 years and equity derivatives in the last 9 months or so.
Last year was a rough year for my portfolio - this year was also challenging, as I have been fighting the Fed for all of 2012. My understanding of derivatives is very indepth and am more than familiar with derivative trading strategies.
My dilemna is, if, in my resume, I list my experience and trading skills developed, prop shops will ask me about performance. As of now, performance has been lackluster, most likely because of my exposure to derivatives. If I DONT list trading experience, employers will ask, "What have you been doing in the last 6 months?" BTW I was an analyst at a large Canadian bank with exposure in US (easy guess). Also, most prop shops want "trainable" and fresh individuals with little experience (unless have been historically profitable).
-Trading since November 2009
-Graduated with a BBA in Investment Finance in Dec 2011
-Worked as analyst from June 2011 to Feb 2012
Any ideas, as far as what to include/exclude in/from my resume would be great.