I have a somewhat unique background. I graduated with a CS degree ten years ago. Since then, I've had a couple jobs for a total of six months. I spent five years as a professional poker player and the last five years as an advantage player in casinos. I'm a multi-millionaire from gambling. I don't ever need to work again. In fact, I've been semi-retired the last year.
My problem is boredom. I love to work. I thought stock trading would be a good fit for me - background in programming, mathematics, gambling, etc. I studied up for a month then started applying to entry level stock trading jobs.
I think if someone interviews me or speaks to me, I would have a good shot at getting hired. Unfortunately, I've had no success getting in the door. It seems kinda hopeless. Maybe my story is too ridiculous? Maybe my resume is bad? Maybe I'm less valuable than I think? Do I have any hope or should I give it up and try something else?