3/6/10

Had my initial phone interview for Goldman Operations Analyst in Salt Lake City on Thursday. My interviewer said great after all of my questions, we shared a handful of laughs, and at the end she said it was a pleasure speaking with me. I then asked when I should hear back if I was selected and she said she would e-mail the hiring manager back and he should be in touch with me in a couple days. Didn't hear back Friday...maybe Monday?

This was the last line of the tell me about yourself question: "There is something physically and mentally indescribable that occurs during the last quarter mile of every road race I have participated in, which I have not yet found while working at a company, and that is what I am looking for at Goldman Sachs."

What do you guys think??? I am going to be sweatin all weekend

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3/6/10

"There is something physically and mentally indescribable that occurs during the last quarter mile of every road race I have participated in, which I have not yet found while working at a company, and that is what I am looking for at Goldman Sachs."

Is this seriously what you said? A bit cheesy, no?

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3/6/10

She might've been laughing at you.

3/6/10

the funny part is that you seem to have prepared that line from before ! lol!

"What we can, we must; and because we can, we must"

3/6/10

Not the first three comments I wanted to see on this thread haha she didn't laugh after that one, but a "Great".

It was also the first question and the rest of the interview appeared very fruitful.

Just answer the damn question with the two day get back - is that normal?

3/6/10

Road race? As in a cycling road race? Are you on some kind of team?

3/6/10

I am training for a marathon, which I also mentioned. I have run several road races and thats what was referring too. This was after describing the physical activity part of my resume and how I "believe it increases my competitiveness in the workplace."

What is the time line after first interview for second phone interview?

In reply to ihopeilandit
3/6/10

marathon runs aren't even that impressive anymore. I did one when I was 15

3/6/10

Haha this website is full of enlightening support...

I hope I get this job.

3/7/10

You probably will because operations sucks. Only stupid 3.0 GPA state school kids apply for those. I'd rather work at financial technology partners.

2/20/11

Mine was- first round- ten days wait. Second round- one month wait- offer
The waiting nearly drove me bonkers, but it was worth it. That phone call was one of the best phone calls I have ever had! And no, I was not on a waiting list (or at least that is what I was told). My impression is they take their time interview everyone and then decide, rather than doing it on a rolling basis.
As to the marathon running etc- we all say things in interviews to try and impress people, that would sound really silly in a 'normal' environment. Its impossible to be 'cool' in an interview, and if the choice is getting the job or being cool and suave, then I know what I would choose. I reckon your running exp probably went down well (shows determination, wanting a challenge etc). That said- if you said this to me while on a date, then......

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