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PRESENTING: 12 Wall Street Interview Tips Straight From Goldman Sachs

Source: businessinsider.com Author: Julia La Roche READ FULL ARTICLE AT businessinsider.com

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Perhaps the most nerve-wracking part of the Wall Street recruitment process is the interview session.
We've heard the interview horror stories and we've seen the interview questions that will leave you feeling like a fool.
Fortunately, Goldman Sachs has put together a Careers Blog on its website, which also includes a bunch of helpful interview tips.
 
 


Remember: The interview is meant to determine if you're a good fit for the company.

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The interview is used to determine if you have the necessary skills and experience for the job, to see if you are motivated to do the job, to figure out if you will thrive in the company's culture and if the company is a good fit for you.
Source: Goldman Sachs


The first thing you need to do before the actual interview is figure out why you want it.

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In preparation for the interview, Goldman Sachs suggests you answer these questions:
1.  Which experiences and skills make you perfect for the job?
2.  What are your strengths and weaknesses?
3.  Do you have the necessary skills and commitment?
4.  How do you know you want this job? 
Source: Goldman Sachs


Then you need to craft your story in a way that will resonate with your interviewer.

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Once you've answered these questions about why you're the right candidate you should craft a story that will leave an impact on your interviewer.
Source: Goldman Sachs


For that, you'll need to get to know yourself really well.

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Preparing for your interview requires knowing your resume/CV, determining your key selling points and practicing talking about them conversationally.
You should also highlight your experiences that best demonstrate your leadership and teamwork skills as well as any academic and professional accomplishments. 
Source: Goldman Sachs


Make sure you understand exctly what you're getting yourself into.

According to Goldman, one of the biggest mistakes applicants make when interviewing is not really knowing the position they are interviewing for. 
However, you don't need...

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Feb 27 2012 submitted by Katie Baldwin

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