Former Trader

I have been a floor trader for the past 17 years, and have traded for a group as well as a sole-proprietor. With the advent of screen based trading systems, the trading floor has become virtually obsolete. I would like to speak to a Career Expert and explore any and all opportunities.

Sounds like you are in the "market" for some career counseling. It will be best for you to meet with someone in person. There are some excellent agencies and private practitioners in the area, it all depends on what type of services you generally feel more comfortable with.

You might start with an agency such as Jewish Vocational Service (847) 568-5150. JVS has offices around the Chicago area and a counselor there can help you navigate the process. You might also check with local community colleges, or contact someone at the ACPI (Association for Career Professionals International) for names of counselors in private practice. There are many good agencies in the area that offer low cost or free services to help you. Check the website's Career Counseling & Legal Help section.

It can be a frightening, but exciting path to follow, I wish you great success as you "move on down the road" toward another career destination.

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