Help please- composing CV after being a home trader

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Old Oct 19, 2017, 11:22am   #17
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Thanks for this Tim, this has given me some things to think about. Really appreciated, thanks.
Hi scattydiva,
Glad it helps.

An afterthought: I suggest you put 'Retail Trader of financial markets' - or something similar (as opposed to just Retail Trader) - so they don't think you're peddlin' cheap knock-off perfume on street corners! On the relevant section of my CV I've put:
11/2007 - 08/2009 Retail Trader of U.S. equities (e.g. eBay and Amazon etc.) and U.S. index futures (Dow Jones)
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Old Oct 19, 2017, 1:07pm   #18
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I wouldn't use retail trader. if you don't like portfolio manager then be options trader, fx trader, equity trader etc.
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Old Oct 19, 2017, 3:20pm   #19
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Many years ago I interviewed someone for a software job. I saw an interesting bit on his CV which more or less said he was head trader at a fund or words to that effect. A couple of questions revealed basically he traded for himself at home. I was NOT impressed. The last thing anyone wants is to work with a complete bull**** artist.
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A good reason for not using BS on a CV is that if the interviewer is taken in by it, then it's probably a company not worth working for if they are that easily deceived. If accepted for employment, you will then have the misfortune of having to work with/under similar people. This of course, is how many government departments/civil service end up being staffed with inadequate people.
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Old Oct 21, 2017, 9:21pm   #21
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I just call myself an Independent Forex Trader...

Just substitute "Forex" for whatever you trade
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I took a career break to trade from home...
how long has this break been so far?
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