What Kind of Banker Should You Be

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Feb 5, 2013

Took the test, I ranked 1. Global Investment Research, Operations, Human Capital Management.
Oddly enough, I'm in research, hate operations and don't care for HR

Feb 5, 2013

Mine was:
1. Tech
2. GIR
3. Securities

Tech was most likely 1 because it was my major and didn't seem to budge from #1 to #14

And ER is where I want to get to but I'm in legal which was like one of my last.

Feb 5, 2013

GIR, Investment Banking, Investment Management.

Sounds good enough.

Feb 5, 2013

Securities
GIR
Executive Office

Wooooo where's my job Lloyd?

Feb 5, 2013

Just so long as no one gets Equities in Dallas.

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Feb 5, 2013

1. Services (Provides essential advisory and management services to the people of Goldman Sachs)
2. Executive office (Responsible for communicating with the firm's key constituents, including the media, investors, policy makers, alumni and the wider public)
3. HR

I don't know what happened :'(

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Feb 5, 2013

i don't understand...how can they ascertain if you'd be good at HR without questions such as 'do you like being useless?' or 'you heard on the grape vine that susie from accounts is pregnant, do you: a) go gossip about it; b) spend all day on IM gossiping about it; or c) look up suise's profile to remind yourself who she is, then go gossip?'

Feb 6, 2013
Oreos:

how can they ascertain if you'd be good at HR without questions such as 'do you like being useless?

Hah, hilarious, I make it a point to avoid them at all costs. Hey, the day where HR actually wants me anywhere near their company, I'll bury the hatchet and stop ragging on them. I'm trying to be optimistic. On a side note, it seems that a lot of traders test as ops/HR/tech....bad omens for GS traders???

Oreos:

'why Global investment research' dont say 'i found it ecouraging that The Goldman and Sachs' quizz told me i'd be good at it'

That was kind of my plan, I was going to put a screenshot for my C/V. Just kidding. Sort of. Cue Vayner/Chan hoopla

Results: (INTP - the architect)
1. Global Investment Research
2. Executive Office
3. Legal
4. HCM .....huh?

On a side note, my non target had a huge presence, go figure. GS has been rejecting me for years. Not feelin' the love maaaan

Feb 5, 2013

Took the test and all it spit out was "BSD".

What office is that?

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Feb 5, 2013
Edmundo Braverman:

Took the test and all it spit out was "BSD".

What office is that?

Banking Supervision Department

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Feb 5, 2013

Securities
Finance
Merchant Banking

Feb 5, 2013

Securities

Global Investment Research

Finance

Sounds about right, imo.

"There are only two opinions in this world: Mine and the wrong one." -Jeremy Clarkson

Feb 5, 2013

securities
global investment research
investment banking

accurate i suppose

Feb 5, 2013

1. Global investment research
2. Investment Banking
3. Merchant Banking

I found #1 fitting (and encouraging) - that's where I'm looking to career-change into while getting my MBA.

Feb 5, 2013
Coffeemonster:

1. Global investment research
2. Investment Banking
3. Merchant Banking

I found #1 fitting (and encouraging) - that's where I'm looking to career-change into while getting my MBA.

FYI, in interviews when asked 'why Global investment research' dont say 'i found it ecouraging that The Goldman and Sachs' quizz told me i'd be good at it'

Feb 5, 2013
Oreos:
Coffeemonster:

1. Global investment research
2. Investment Banking
3. Merchant Banking

I found #1 fitting (and encouraging) - that's where I'm looking to career-change into while getting my MBA.

FYI, in interviews when asked 'why Global investment research' dont say 'i found it ecouraging that The Goldman and Sachs' quizz told me i'd be good at it'

You don't think that would be my golden ticket in? ha-ha. This sort of 'tests' remind me of the days back in high school where everyone would sit down, answer 15-20 questions and see if they should either be a plumber, a rocket scientist, or a heart surgeon. I suppose it's good fun.

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Feb 5, 2013

If you can't figure out how to use the browser, do you get an auto-promote to MD?

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Feb 5, 2013

1.Services
2.Global Investment Research
3.Executive Office

not accurate enough i think, or just not what i expected.

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Feb 5, 2013

Entertaining. I'm not exactly sure how they come up with the results, but my guess is that the school you select and major has a LOT to do with it. I made myself an economics major from Harvard just for kicks...

1) Investment Banking
2) Investment Management
3) Global Investment Research

Feb 5, 2013
CompBanker:

Entertaining. I'm not exactly sure how they come up with the results, but my guess is that the school you select and major has a LOT to do with it. I made myself an economics major from Harvard just for kicks...

1) Investment Banking
2) Investment Management
3) Global Investment Research

Concur. Entered the exact same answers, first as a Princeton philosophy major and then as a finance major from NYU and got drastically different results.

Feb 5, 2013
APAE:
CompBanker:

Entertaining. I'm not exactly sure how they come up with the results, but my guess is that the school you select and major has a LOT to do with it. I made myself an economics major from Harvard just for kicks...

1) Investment Banking
2) Investment Management
3) Global Investment Research

Concur. Entered the exact same answers, first as a Princeton philosophy major and then as a finance major from NYU and got drastically different results.

I actually put in the community college I attended for a semester (after recovering from the shock that it was actually listed) and the screen went blank. True story.

Feb 5, 2013
Edmundo Braverman:
APAE:
CompBanker:

Entertaining. I'm not exactly sure how they come up with the results, but my guess is that the school you select and major has a LOT to do with it. I made myself an economics major from Harvard just for kicks...

1) Investment Banking
2) Investment Management
3) Global Investment Research

Concur. Entered the exact same answers, first as a Princeton philosophy major and then as a finance major from NYU and got drastically different results.

I actually put in the community college I attended for a semester (after recovering from the shock that it was actually listed) and the screen went blank. True story.

was it a non target community college?

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Feb 5, 2013
AndyLouis:
Edmundo Braverman:
APAE:
CompBanker:

Entertaining. I'm not exactly sure how they come up with the results, but my guess is that the school you select and major has a LOT to do with it. I made myself an economics major from Harvard just for kicks...

1) Investment Banking
2) Investment Management
3) Global Investment Research

Concur. Entered the exact same answers, first as a Princeton philosophy major and then as a finance major from NYU and got drastically different results.

I actually put in the community college I attended for a semester (after recovering from the shock that it was actually listed) and the screen went blank. True story.

was it a non target community college?

Semi-target. Had OCR for bank sanitation services and building maintenance. A couple guys even networked into print shop.

Feb 6, 2013
Edmundo Braverman][quote=AndyLouis:
Edmundo Braverman:

was it a non target community college?

Semi-target. Had OCR for bank sanitation services and building maintenance. A couple guys even networked into print shop.

That would explain why my crappy tier-2 state school had "5+ current employees".

Feb 6, 2013
Edmundo Braverman:
APAE:
CompBanker:

Entertaining. I'm not exactly sure how they come up with the results, but my guess is that the school you select and major has a LOT to do with it. I made myself an economics major from Harvard just for kicks...

1) Investment Banking
2) Investment Management
3) Global Investment Research

Concur. Entered the exact same answers, first as a Princeton philosophy major and then as a finance major from NYU and got drastically different results.

I actually put in the community college I attended for a semester (after recovering from the shock that it was actually listed) and the screen went blank. True story.

I put in a super non-target and got HR, GIR, and IM. I don't know how HR is so closely related to the other two, doesn't really make sense to me. That said, those are the three things I am most interested in (not that I plan on pursuing it for a career), so maybe there's some accuracy to this?

Feb 5, 2013

it seems i've made a serious mistake:

tech
global investment research
securities

.... and im in corp fin

Feb 5, 2013

Top matches

1. Human Capital Management
2. Operations
3. Services

Being a trader, and would do nothing else, I can confirm this test isn't 100% accurate

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Feb 5, 2013

My Result:

1. Congratulations! You are now our leading candidate to replace Jim O'Neill.

Feb 5, 2013

1. PIA
2. SSG
3. IBD

true story

Feb 5, 2013

1. tech
2. gir
3. ops
...wtf

Feb 5, 2013

HR, Ops, and GIR lawls

Feb 5, 2013

Global Investment Research
Human Capital Management
Executive Office

Feb 5, 2013

GIR
Executive Office
HR

...

Feb 5, 2013

GIR, Finance and Compliance.

Executive Office (i.e. corprate strategy) was mid-pack and I'm a consultant.

IB, Investment Management and Merchant Banking were the bottom 3, and I'm going into PE.

Feb 5, 2013

Ha, Lloyd must be short HR staff, trying to shoo more people in that direction.

Feb 5, 2013

1 Tech
2 Ops
3 HCM

Haha I am going into IBD...

Feb 5, 2013

securities, finance, gir. Not surprised at all given that I want to be a trader..

Feb 5, 2013

Anyone actually get IBD as their #1?

Feb 5, 2013

Technology
Finance
Internal Audit

Feb 5, 2013

1. IBD
2. IMD
3. MBD

Pretty much reversed from what I thought I was but...I can live with it.

Feb 5, 2013

it told me chief operating orangutan of online finance community that helps people get jobs and internships at the goldman sachs

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Feb 5, 2013

Securities, finance, GIR.

Feb 5, 2013

I can't read.

Feb 5, 2013

1.)Internal Audit
2.)Compliance
3.)Legal

hmmm

Feb 5, 2013

Global Investment Research
Investment Management
Investment Banking

Where do I sign?

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win" - Sun Tzu

Feb 5, 2013

Does this work on a mac?

Feb 5, 2013

lol
HR
Ops
Services

Feb 5, 2013

1. Global Investment Research
2. Executive Office
3. Operations

Feb 5, 2013

1. Merchant Banking
2. Investment Management
3. Investment Banking

interesting test.

Feb 6, 2013

1. Global investment research
2. Securities
3. Investment management

Also, I'm sure many of you took the Myers-Briggs personality type "test" before. I score an INTJ on that....curious what other people here get.

Feb 6, 2013
SirTradesaLot:

1. Global investment research
2. Securities
3. Investment management

Also, I'm sure many of you took the Myers-Briggs personality type "test" before. I score an INTJ on that....curious what other people here get.

ENTP, "the Executive."

Feb 6, 2013

1) Services
2)Executive Office
3) Human Capital

G

Feb 6, 2013

1. Securities
2. Finance
3. Merchant Banking

Looks good to me.

Great link btw, much appreciated.

Feb 6, 2013

1. Securities
2. Finance
3. Investment Banking

Fairly accurate I suppose. I'm curious as to how they developed those questions

Feb 6, 2013

1. Securities
2. Finance
3. Tech

First two are fairly accurate. My northern European school had 10+ employees.

Feb 6, 2013

Anyone been to the London School of 'Econonomics' and Political Science? LOOL
Even GS makes errors ;)

Feb 6, 2013

1. UBS
2. Barclays
3. Citi

I feel like they're trying to tell me something...

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abraham Lincoln

Feb 7, 2013

1. Securities
2. Finance
3. Human Capital Mgmt!

Feb 7, 2013

I got
1) Investment Banking
2) Merchant Banking
3) Investment Management

I'm looking to get into ibanking too, that's legit

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Feb 9, 2013

Thanks & regards