S&T Resume - Tips or tricks?

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I've been applying to S&T positions at MM Chicago prop shops without much success. I'm trying everything I know in order to network and have been updating my resume as I get more feedback.

Anyone got any tips or tricks?

Thanks
Monkeysama

Resume: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&ch...

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Nov 19, 2010

The reputable prop firms in chicago (drw, getco, optiver, jump, infinium, peak 6) either hire college graduates as assistant traders or look for programmers/quants. If you don't fall into one of those categories, it will be tough to get a trading job. Discretionary "manual" trading is increasingly being replaced by algorithms.

You have an interesting resume. If I were you, I would think of applying to business schools. You would stand out since you don't come from a traditional banking/consulting mold.

Nov 19, 2010

Thanks for the input. The other route I was thinking of going was ER, but that's tough to get into right now.

Nov 19, 2010
monkeysama:

Thanks for the input. The other route I was thinking of going was ER, but that's tough to get into right now.

I want to go into ER as well, for a big investment management firm. You need an MBA from a top school to do that if you don't have previous work experience.

Nov 19, 2010
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