Originally Posted by Rampage_Jackson
Hey Zep, was wondering about some career advice...
My background is in computer science, but I've always found finance to be a more interesting topic. I hate reading programming magazines, but love reading The Economist for example.
If I have an M.S. in computer science from a good school and some solid work experience as a software engineer, what type of finance job could I realistically expect to land? Would I have to start as basically an entry level employee, or is my experience cross-transferable?
I don't plan on doing this currently, but if full time poker didn't work out for some reason. Last question, would I put poker on my resume? Do you put it on yours?
With your background I think you could work for any automated trading firm. The entire industry is moving towards trading on the screens and the floors are dying. This means that almost all big firms need system guys and developers to build GUIs and manage their networks so they can trade. It sounds like you would be perfect for something like that.
I think putting poker on a resume is fine as long as you explain in your interview very concisely how it is a legit profession with long term expected winrates.