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This process is very straightforward. ARM only requires you to submit a CV and answer some simple personal information questions, such as education and address.

How to respond for success

For my cover letter, I highlighted some recent trades the firm made and how attending a talk hosted by a partner at GS motivated me to apply. I also always list my personal skills and accomplishments at the bottom in a paragraph to explain why I am a good fit.

Expect a 2 to 4-month wait before progressing to the next stage.

HireVue Interview

This lasted around 30 minutes, and I prepared by ensuring I had a news article to talk about. As always, I made sure I was expressive and emotive in my answers. The interview is split into 5 separate questions, where you record yourself answering each one. You get around 20/30 seconds to prepare an answer before you have to answer each question.

Example task

Generally, they were situation based: one referenced a report being finished and missing some important details but with a looming deadline: what would you do in this situation? Expect other questions to be along the lines of ‘Why do you want to work at Goldman Sachs?’.

How to respond for success

Be honest as some questions are essentially a verbal SJT, and make sure you are structuring your answers. For competency-based questions this means following the STAR technique. (Situation, Task, Action, Result). I would also advise you to read up on Goldman's core values, and do in-depth research into the division you're applying for. Being able to show good commercial awareness, and talk about recent deals of your applied division will stand you in good stead.

Expect a  2 to 3-week wait before receiving your offer.
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HireVue Interview

This lasted around 30 minutes, and I prepared by ensuring I had a news article to talk about. As always, I made sure I was expressive and emotive in my answers. The interview is split into 5 separate questions, where you record yourself answering each one. You get around 20/30 seconds to prepare an answer before you have to answer each question.

Example task

Generally, they were situation based: one referenced a report being finished and missing some important details but with a looming deadline: what would you do in this situation? Expect other questions to be along the lines of ‘Why do you want to work at Goldman Sachs?’.

How to respond for success

Be honest as some questions are essentially a verbal SJT, and make sure you are structuring your answers. For competency-based questions this means following the STAR technique. (Situation, Task, Action, Result). I would also advise you to read up on Goldman's core values, and do in-depth research into the division you're applying for. Being able to show good commercial awareness, and talk about recent deals of your applied division will stand you in good stead.

Expect a  2 to 3-week wait before receiving your offer.
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