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Feb 2, 2010

Did you interview on Friday?

Feb 2, 2010

Interviews with GS IBD NY are NOT group-specific - they are divisional. Nice try though

Feb 3, 2010

"Interviews with GS IBD NY are
by manhattan (Monkey, 50 Points) on 2/2/10 at 5:20pm
Interviews with GS IBD NY are NOT group-specific - they are divisional. Nice try though "

Manhattan, so if they tell me I am interviewing with the investment banking group, does that mean just investment banking or does that include the financing group as well? thanks

Feb 2, 2010

^ I know they are group specific for FT. Don't know about SA

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Feb 3, 2010

My first round interview was Wednesday. I was wondering about whether they would group specific or not. When I was scheduling a time they asked for my group preferences which makes me think I might be interview with people from those groups. I haven't interview with GS before so I wanted to get a feel for what it would be like and how to best prepare.

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Feb 3, 2010

Their interview will be like any other BB interview. Most importantly, have a reason for "why goldman" other than "because you're number 1."

Feb 2, 2010

bY, no such thing as "investment banking group" - IBD is IBD. I got interviewed by people from all industry coverage groups as well as the financing group.

Feb 3, 2010

Sorry i meant division... thanks for the info

Feb 10, 2010

know deals that each group might've done recently

otherwise, there are some group specific questions they might ask
ie: if you interview with derivatives in financing group, they might ask you questions about interest rates/swaps
if you interview with an industry group, there might be some multiples/ratios that are key to that industry

so, if you know before hand what groups you're interviewing with, looking into these kind of these things will definitely impress them

i'm talking with only experience going through FT interviews, but these could help you with SA interviews

Mar 6, 2010

I suggest learning the Valuation section of the Vault guide to Finance Interviews by heart. In only one interview with FIG, I got asked everything technical, starting with accounting, and continuing with accretion/dillution, offer negociation etc. I did hear that many other people had mostly behavioral/fit interviews though.

Mar 6, 2010

I didn't get asked anything like the classic why gs, why you, top strengths/weaknesses. Rather, try to indirectly include your top selling points in your answers, they won't make it easy for you.

Mar 6, 2010
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