Tool Of The Week: What To Expect In The 27th Goldman Interview

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As many of you are aware, most Goldman applicants are interviewed at least 20 times before they are made an offer and some more than 30. To that end, a couple months back we instituted a new series re: what to expect during various rounds of your GS vetting. The last time we met, we discussed what a candidate "auditioning" (that's what they call it at GS) had to look forward to in round 15: role-playing. Today, we've made it to the big 2-7. By this point you're probably getting pretty cocky and have some level of assurance you'll get the job, which is exactly what they want you to think. Then they hit you with a 1-2 punch you definitely wouldn't have seen coming unless you'd read it here first. Any chop-shop can ask some stupid question about basketballs and cows but GS has taken the "how good a problem-solver is s/he" model to the next level. According to footage obtained via a camera we stashed in a potted plant of a conference room at 200 West, the first thing they're going to ask you (and at this stage in the game it's probably Gary Cohn doing the questioning) is, "Do you have any experience as a mascot?" The correct answer is "No, but I like dancing around in front of my mirror." Then they're gonna ask you to get into a suit and turn on some music. 'Cause they wanna see you sweat.

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