Appeal to all members of Trade 2 Win

comullan

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Good Afternoon,

I am an ambitious, experienced and driven young man wishing to obtain a trainee position within the Financial Services Industry.

I have over 4 years experience, progressing quickly through key management positions within the Construction Industry. This has allowed me to develop and enhance a skill set ideal for a front office position.

Over the past 2 weeks I have been sending out personalised Cover Letters and C.V.s to various department heads at Financial service companies, however I wish to spread my net even further by calling on the help of members of T2W.

As a naturally inquisitive person, I feel my best approach in becoming a successful Trader/Broker is to achieve an entry level position at a company. That way I can observe and learn from people 'in the thick of it', coupled with my own studies, drive and curiosity, I can then become a valued member of the company and hopefully begin to contribute something of value on this forum.

I have attached my C.V. for anyone who may be aware of any such positions available. All I need is the name of the company and the person responsible for the position, I will do the rest of the groundwork.

Thank you all in advance.

Regards

Cormac O'Mullan


* I have removed my contact details from the C.V. if you wish to contact me, send a private message on this site and I will respond within 2 hours. *
 
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shadowninja

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Have you dabbled at all? It's all well and good saying you're interested but have you done anything?
 

Hotch

Experienced member
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Have you actually applied for any specific jobs, as opposed to sending your CV off to people?
 

comullan

Junior member
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Yes, slightly with FX got burned so back to learning all I can. I am on the road a lot with my current job (start at 6am home at 10pm) so I do not have access to the internet other than through my phone during the day therefore have not been able to trade since I started. I also work Saturdays so some Saturday evenings and Sundays are the only time I get to devote to study.

I already know that if I really want to trade, do it myself etc. That is achievable for people with 9-5 jobs or a computer in front of them all day as well as be able to afford to trade on principle after testing strategies with 'play' money, this is not possible in my current situation.

All I am asking is a position with a very modest income, within the industry, so I can observe, then analyse and learn from what I have seen/heard throughout the day as well as try out my own strategies in the evenings. I do not care if it is making cups of tea all day as long as there is the potential to learn and avail of opportunities to become more successful.
 

comullan

Junior member
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Have you actually applied for any specific jobs, as opposed to sending your CV off to people?

Yes, advertised opportunities are very limited.
 

DionysusToast

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Right....

Tough love time...

You will not get very far with this approach.

No prospective employer, anywhere in the world, actually cares at all what you want.

What they care about is what you can do for them. Based on your post - you seem to think "will eventually be useful" is an attractive offer to them.

They care about specifics. They care about results.

Saying "skill set ideal for a front office position" - is a totally empty statement of non information. It is generic. Tell you what, put in "Reading" as one of your hobbies on your resume and you'll certainly get the job. Genric = baaaad.

Be specific - if you have a skill - tell them what it is and why it would be useful in as few words as possible.

Finally, People (like me, sadly) that have to recruit get thousands of applications. I don't even act as first filter to any post I get - that's the dubious honor of my secretary. In larger companies, letters like this go straight to the big black hole that is Human Resources. It is quite possible that your letter isn't even being read by the intended recipient. Your average CEO won't even be answering his own email before his secretary has filtered it out.

So - please - no more of this nonsense:

"All I am asking is a position with a very modest income, within the industry, so I can observe, then analyse and learn from what I have seen/heard throughout "

Because no-one cares what you want. There's too much "I" in that sentence and not enough "I can...". It sounds like you want them to pay you to watch other people work for heaven's sake.

Do research. Find the CEOs names. Find their home addresses. Call up and ask for him and chat up his 'gatekeeper'
 

Hotch

Experienced member
1,410 256
Yes, advertised opportunities are very limited.

I disagree, check over at efinancials. Hell, upload a cv, then you can apply for a job in seconds, go nuts.

I disagree with DT on finding home adresses etc, I'm of the opinion that that just pisses people off, as opposed to showing drive or whatever, BUT, I do suggest you find out where DT lives and go sit outside for months whining at him :cheesy:
 
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DionysusToast

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Hotch - when I mentioned home address etc - I was talking about having a individual plan of approach for every company you apply to, part of which would be contacting the CEO somehow.

I was NOT referring to staking the fncking guys house out.

You only have to contact the guy once. Not engage in a stalking campaign.
 

shadowninja

Legendary member
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I've got a jacket you may want to borrow...
 

Hotch

Experienced member
1,410 256
Hotch - when I mentioned home address etc - I was talking about having a individual plan of approach for every company you apply to, part of which would be contacting the CEO somehow.

I was NOT referring to staking the fncking guys house out.

You only have to contact the guy once. Not engage in a stalking campaign.

Oops, apologies, shattered, only half comprehending stuff atm.
 

comullan

Junior member
13 0
Right....

Tough love time...

You will not get very far with this approach.

No prospective employer, anywhere in the world, actually cares at all what you want.

What they care about is what you can do for them. Based on your post - you seem to think "will eventually be useful" is an attractive offer to them.

They care about specifics. They care about results.

Saying "skill set ideal for a front office position" - is a totally empty statement of non information. It is generic. Tell you what, put in "Reading" as one of your hobbies on your resume and you'll certainly get the job. Genric = baaaad.

Be specific - if you have a skill - tell them what it is and why it would be useful in as few words as possible.

Finally, People (like me, sadly) that have to recruit get thousands of applications. I don't even act as first filter to any post I get - that's the dubious honor of my secretary. In larger companies, letters like this go straight to the big black hole that is Human Resources. It is quite possible that your letter isn't even being read by the intended recipient. Your average CEO won't even be answering his own email before his secretary has filtered it out.

So - please - no more of this nonsense:

"All I am asking is a position with a very modest income, within the industry, so I can observe, then analyse and learn from what I have seen/heard throughout "

Because no-one cares what you want. There's too much "I" in that sentence and not enough "I can...". It sounds like you want them to pay you to watch other people work for heaven's sake.

Do research. Find the CEOs names. Find their home addresses. Call up and ask for him and chat up his 'gatekeeper'

"All I need is the name of the company and the person responsible for the position, I will do the rest of the groundwork."

This is part of my research - appealing to members of this site.

I have been carrying out research on CEOs, Head Traders etc. findng names, company addresses.

Any time Im in London I am down the city knocking company doors, but I will not begin to start camping outside their homes, that will not get me a job, maybe a restraining order.

I am asking If anyone knows of a trainee position so I can apply for it and increase my knowledge (hence the trainee part) THEN I can be a valued employee making money for them.

Everyone has to learn how to do something before they get it right - unless DT by some miracle of genetic science you have been delivered from the womb with the wisdom and ability to become a successful trader I think you should understand this.

Have you even taken the time to read my C.V. before you launched on your tirade to try an put me in my place?

If you did you can see that

I can sell
I can manage
I can deal with high pressure and achieve results
I can improvise, adapt and improve
I can get results and I work my b*****ks off to do so.
I WILL get a job and whoever it is for I am positive I WILL make them a lot of money.

DT I thank you for your input.
 

comullan

Junior member
13 0
I disagree, check over at efinancials. Hell, upload a cv, then you can apply for a job in seconds, go nuts.

I disagree with DT on finding home adresses etc, I'm of the opinion that that just pisses people off, as opposed to showing drive or whatever, BUT, I do suggest you find out where DT lives and go sit outside for months whining at him :cheesy:

Have checked and applied for all jobs listed at efinancials, city jobs etc and uploaded a CV.
 

timsk

Legendary member
7,601 2,376
Hi comullan,
Welcome to T2W!

If you haven't seen it already - take a gander at this FAQ:
How Do I get a Job Trading?

If you're going to edit your CV along the lines suggested by DT and others, I recommend cutting it in length. Every single word has got to count - there's no room for padding or waffle. Additionally, while it's reasonably well laid out - visually it's rather dull. It looks like you've bashed it out in MS Word or something similar. Make it stand out - make the recipient want to read it! Easier said than done so, unless you're very confident of your graphic design skills - don't attempt to do this yourself - get someone else to do it for you. Also, unless you look like the elephant man, or you've got a spiders web tatoo all over your face - consider including a pic of yourself. But only if it's good!
Good luck!
Tim.
 

comullan

Junior member
13 0
Hi comullan,
Welcome to T2W!

If you haven't seen it already - take a gander at this FAQ:
How Do I get a Job Trading?

If you're going to edit your CV along the lines suggested by DT and others, I recommend cutting it in length. Every single word has got to count - there's no room for padding or waffle. Additionally, while it's reasonably well laid out - visually it's rather dull. It looks like you've bashed it out in MS Word or something similar. Make it stand out - make the recipient want to read it! Easier said than done so, unless you're very confident of your graphic design skills - don't attempt to do this yourself - get someone else to do it for you. Also, unless you look like the elephant man, or you've got a spiders web tatoo all over your face - consider including a pic of yourself. But only if it's good!
Good luck!
Tim.

Thank you Tim
 
 
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