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How to Get Hired
We asked The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At Goldman Sachs, we take great care in identifying the very best person for every job. We require a diverse workforce that meets - and exceeds - the unique needs of our clients. Finding the right individual is never an exact science, but there are several core attributes we seek in every successful candidate: a passion for excellence, an ability to collaborate, a commitment to integrity, a strong sense of client service, a willingness to learn and the drive to make an impact. In addition to these core qualities, we look for individuals who demonstrate good judgement, innovative thinking, analytical / technical abilities, strong communication skills, intellectual curiosity, and leadership potential. We do not limit our search to candidates with a particular degree, major or business background. Instead, we consider each person on the full context of his or her experience and ability to add value for the firm and our clients.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees can get our attention by being confident in articulating their interest in the firm and a particular career path, and connecting their experiences and attritbutes to that interest.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are always searching for talent to fill positions across all businesses. In the coming year, we will continue to be focused on hiring engineering and private wealth management professionals, as well as for our newly launched consumer businesses.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should explore our content on GS.com, such as "Our Thinking." This page houses key insights from our people on the global economy, markets, and topics related to our business including: the new energy landscape, macroeconomic insights, technology driving innovation, interconnected markets and public policy. In addition, it demonstrates our power to convene through conferences and speaker series such as Talks at GS. Candidates should also visit the Careers site on GS.com including our GS Snapshots interactive tool which gives candidates a look into what life at Goldman Sachs is like away from the desk, and our social media channels on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. In addition, candidates can subscribe to our "Exchanges at Goldman Sachs" podcast and BRIEFINGS newsletter, both weekly, in order to keep up with the firm and trends shaping markets, industries, and the global economy.