Jane Street Trading Interview Process

Hello,

 I'm interested in applying for a trader position at Jane Street's NY office. Yes, I am aware of how incredibly grueling their interview process is, but I just want to try my best, and prepare as much as I can, and who knows what'll happen.

From what I've heard, some people say there are three phone rounds, others say there are five. Also, some people in lieu of getting a first round phone interview got an online test consisting of 4 pretty simple probability questions. What's up with all the inconsistency in the process? Can someone clarify?

Anyone have any recommendations to building the problem-solving and mathematical intuition that Jane Street is looking for? Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!

And if there are any traders at Jane Street, people that have been through the process, people that have had friends apply, etc....please feel free to DM me lol. I've scoured the internet for info about this company and there seems to be very little information publicly available aside from glassdoor questions and of course our very own WSO database.

Comments (6)

Jan 22, 2021 - 11:05pm
yungtrader, what's your opinion? Comment below:

There are three phone rounds followed by a final onsite. Also, Jane Street hires most of their FT traders from their intern class, so chances of getting an interview without previous elite prop/hedge fund trading experience are gonna be low.

Jan 22, 2021 - 11:29pm
ConfusedGuru, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've heard that they do try their best to give everyone a first round interview, but obviously they can't give one to everyone. If I come from a semi-target, have a decent resume, and write a good cover letter, do you think I would have an OK chance at getting past the resume screen?

Jan 22, 2021 - 11:39pm
yungtrader, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For the internship, I would say this is true (not that the cover letter would matter at all). They really don't like hiring new grad traders so it'll be a lot harder from that position.

Dec 14, 2021 - 8:23am
bobzen, what's your opinion? Comment below:

you can apply for internship even after graduation... have met people before (at JS) who interned 1-2 years out of graduation and converted that to full-time trading roles

Mar 28, 2022 - 4:18am
Borsalino, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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