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I feel when you are applying, it is a numbers game, so do not just stop at a few. Also, you really must make sure you research the role at the bank and go in armed with a sound knowledge about it. I recall fondly the day in February , when I was in the computer room at university slightly hung-over from the previous night, that I received an email from a person with an email ending in gs.
To my delight I had been. I spent the next few weeks preparing for the interview by memorizing my CV and application form, reading the FT every day, and maintaining my trading, so I could display a greater understanding of the markets. I walked into the Goldman Sachs offices on Fleet Street, and knew instantly that this was where I wanted to be. As I waited in the meeting room, the butterflies increased in my stomach to the point where I thought there was a royal rumble taking place.
I heard some footsteps, and then someone from Human Resources walked in and interviewed me on my CV and accomplishments. After 30 minutes or so, she left and sent a trader in to speak to me. This brash guy then walked in with a watch bigger than Big Ben, and asked me what my view is on the market.
No hello or anything. I talked to him about the trade which I had placed on my trading account. He was deeply interested in it, and wanted to understand my logic as to why I had placed the trade. I explained, and was quietly confident when he stated he was worried I would come in and take his job! I quickly thought that he was obviously joking. I left their offices that evening, having been told not to call them, but that they will call me.
I never received a call during the next week, and started to worry that I had not got through. The following Monday, I received a call stating I had been successful and am through to the next round where I will have 8 interviews! As I put the phone down, I was happy but I knew I had to start preparing. I returned to their offices on Thursday and was met by the same HR woman I had met in my first round interview.
She walked me into a meeting room, where she was closely followed by the Head of FX trading. I thought this is one of the most bizarre interview techniques I had come across; I thought I must do one of 2 things. Eat the tennis ball to be polite or come out with a good answer. Luckily for my stomach, I chose the second option. Silence in the room was met by laughter from him, and I knew I had made a good first impression on him.
We spoke about the markets and all went well as did the other 7 interviews. I received a call shortly after I left the offices and was invited back for an assessment day. The assessment day is where I also met the other candidates for the roles. I was shocked to realise that they were from universities such as Harvard, Stanford,OxfordandCambridge!
At the end of the day, having done some group exercises, presentations, tests, interviews, etc, I felt exhausted, but felt I had done my best. I got a call 2 days later and was offered a summer internship on the FX Trading desk for 10 weeks.
It felt like I was a millionaire! Later, I found out that the thing that had helped me to get the role was the fact I jumped off the page with experiences and demonstrated passion for being a trader.
Any experience and training is important and will help you in your road to becoming a trader, and nowadays when corporations are looking for vocational studies as well as academic, the experiences I had put myself through from the course to the live trading had paid off. I spent the summer at Goldman Sachs understanding how banking works and what traders do.
I was set numerous projects and spent my time learning from some of the best traders in the world. The internship was a 2 way interview. I found myself getting to my desk for7amand leaving at7pm. New Business Senior Sales: Business and Client Support Specialist. New Business Sales Hunter. Junior Fixed Income Electronic Sales. Tax Technology Solution Sales. Junior Electronic Sales Trader. Senior Money Markets Sales Trader. Global Head of Sales. Hedge Fund — Trading Platform Sales.
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