Goldman Sachs 1st round interview, S&T FT

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I have a online interview through HireVue with Goldman this week. The position is for Commodities Sales and Trading. Anyone have any recommendations or advice on how to prepare?

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Sep 30, 2016

I had a HireView first round for the Securities Summer Analyst role a few weeks back, so I'm not sure how similar it'll be, but here's my experience:

Format: 5-7 Questions. A pre-recorded prompt is displayed on the screen. You are given 30 seconds to prepare and 2 minutes to respond.

Questions: Mostly behavioral and situational: "Name a time when you had a difficult problem, how did you solve it, what were the results?" "Describe a time when you led a team" "Why Goldman/ why this role" "What qualities would make you a good fit for our culture/ this particular role" then one about a situation with an ethical dilemma. The only relatively technical question I faced was "describe a current political or economic trend and how it affects a particular equity sector/ commodity/ currency/ fixed income". Nothing too difficult at all.

Result: I made it through the first round, didn't get past the superday.

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Oct 4, 2016

Which location?

Oct 6, 2016

It was for Houston

Oct 6, 2016

Phone?

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Oct 6, 2016

yea, phone.

Oct 6, 2016

Practice speaking on the phone. I can't tell you how many people I've talked to on the phone that if I was interviewing I would ding because they mumble.

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Oct 6, 2016

thanks and what kind of questions are you asking?

Oct 6, 2016
ThreeDot:

thanks and what kind of questions are you asking?

Haha I don't do interviews, I was talking about just average people who call me. What are you interviewing for? Sales or trading?

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Oct 6, 2016

hey threedot,
when did you hear from them? is this first round or did you already have an on-campus interview? is it for ny? lol sorry for all the questions i was just wondering whether they were still contacting or not. thanks

Oct 6, 2016

First round interview over the phone is very technical. No fit or behavioral questions at all. Just walk me through your resume, product questions, mental math questions and current market level questions. (Different bond yields, EURUSD, EURGBP....)

Oct 6, 2016

mine was resume related, competency based and some market question... i would say it's a hybrid

Oct 6, 2016
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