I was wondering, for those professionals who switch over to GS, if they come from a federal background, how easy is it to break into investment banking on Wall Street. We know popular figures such as Hank Paulson, who used to be an employee of GS, got picked for a job with the fed. But what about the other way around? Would GS like or fear of potential applicants who have a federal background?
The reason I ask is because I was thinking if I could break into investment banking by taking this route of joining any govt department and taking on any job -> apply to FDIC after a couple of years of experience -> then eventually joining GS, that is if GS likes people that come from FDIC
What do you think?