Here's how to prepare for a Goldman Sachs job interview

If you are a non-ivy league college graduate, landing a job with Goldman Sachs might seem like a dream that may never come true. For freshers, getting into investment banks of global repute is undoubtedly a tough task but not an impossible one, at least not at Goldman Sachs because this company has a particular role which is only for freshers.

It’s the role of a new analyst. It is ideally suited to those with little or no work experience. Final year graduate and post graduate level students from any field of study can fit the bill, as long as you have an outstanding record of academic achievement, interest in the financial markets and professional drive. If you have it in you, the next step is to prepare yourself for the hiring process.


How to prepare for it

For a job at Goldman Sachs, know that culture is as important as the skills and talent you can bring to the firm. For this, you can explore their Website, read their Careers blog, consult with alumni and, if possible, try to connect with people who have been/are associated with the company. With this, half the job is done.

Then comes interview. Your first interview with the company will primarily focus on your past experiences and accomplishments and whether or not you are a fit with the firm. Second round and any subsequent interviews will be more technical in nature and the hiring manager will continue to assess your compatibility with the firm.


What’s in store for if you become a new analyst with Goldman Sachs:

As a new analyst, you will learn a great deal about the firm and how it does business. You will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support their businesses, and you will have unlimited access to the training and guidance to help you prepare for the next level. You will be able to build your professional network and interact with colleagues across divisions and regions. Another great thing about the role is you will quickly become an integral member of the team with your own responsibilities. Regardless of which area or business you join, you will be working directly with internal clients side-by-side with the experts in the firm.

Why you don’t need to feel nervous or skeptical about performing as soon as you join is because, upon joining the firm you will receive formal training followed by division-specific or department-specific training. You will also receive ongoing training, based on your specific skill needs and interests, to bolster your professional development through learning in the workplace. The firm develop programs in a variety of innovative and challenging formats to guide you through everything from leading a client presentation for the first time to taking on new management responsibilities.


So what are you thinking? If you have the passion, go for it!