I have been day trading for a few years now and have been quite profitable. I believe I have the skill set and knowledge to continue this indefinitely as a career however I recently found another calling in which I want to pursue instead despite the pay decrease :).
Should I add day trading as work experience on my resume or should I just explain the gap when asked? I want to add my day trading experience on my resume to showcase my financial (majored in Finance), programming knowledge, and analytical skills that I heavily rely on to execute my trades but feel that the hiring manager may view this as more of a hobby than "work experience"?
The organization I am applying for accepts a broad range of academic fields. The position I am inquiring about would not require financial or programming knowledge however it may help. I believe analytical skills are imperative in this position.