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How to get a trading assistant job in Chicago?

I'm trying to get a trading assistant job in Chicago. To be eventually able to trade stock options for the company. Problem is they want experience even for entry level jobs. So how do I get a job for which they want experience if I can't get the job? Seems like a catch 22. How are people supposed to get experience if nobody will give them a chance? How do I clerk for a firm? What firms in Chicago? What type of clerk position would I be looking for? Am I going to survive on the pay?

Asked By: fikimikii - 9/20/2010
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Maybe you should try clerking first for a firm? It's pretty low pay but the bonuses can be generous if they do well. It's often the first place an option trader gets started. Many of the firms have higher up traders that hold classes so entry level staff can learn the ropes. Sometimes it takes 2 - 3 years to get a... More
Answered By: Aimee - 9/20/2010
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