Early Careers - FAQs

Learn about “Early Careers” skills-based recruiting in the Americas.

What is “Early Careers” skills-based recruiting? 
From sales and investing to software engineering, project management and regulatory compliance, Goldman Sachs requires a variety of skills to support and grow our businesses. As such, we introduced an “Early Careers” skills-based recruiting model in the United States (select offices) for professionals with up to six years of experience. This model enables eligible professionals to apply to a relevant skill versus a division. In addition to skills-based applications, we encourage potential candidates to review analyst and associate job requisitions as well given not all office locations are included in this initial launch.


What are the skills I can apply to?
You can learn more about the skills here. They include:

  • Client Services and Sales Support
  • Trade and Transaction Management
  • Business Finance and Accounting/Financial Planning
  • Data Development, Governance and Analytics
  • Risk Management
  • Product Management and Marketing
  • Talent Acquisition, Development and Management
  • Sales
  • Financial Modeling/Research
  • Project Management
  • Trading/Quantitative Modeling
  • Investing
  • Regulatory Compliance/Legal
  • Engineering

The list will continue to grow as our organization evolves, so we encourage you to check back. 


Is the "Early Careers" recruiting model available in any other regions?
Although the “Early Careers” recruiting model is currently only available to professionals with up to six years of professional experience in the United States, we are always testing and evolving our recruiting practices and will look to expand globally in the near future. For those interested in jobs outside of the United States, please check out our careers site to explore job opportunities and apply directly to a job.


How does the interview process for "Early Careers" work?
Here are a few steps to summarize the process for all skills except Engineering:

  • Explore skills on gs.com/careers
  • Apply to the skill(s) and locations that interest you. Ensure you apply to the skill that is noted as “Early Careers”.
  • If your application is under consideration, Goldman Sachs recruiting will invite you to complete a video interview. Learn more about video interviewing best practices.
  • Based on the review of your video interview by our recruiting team and Goldman Sachs professionals, you may be invited to attend a superday that is centered around the skill you applied to. The superday will be conducted in a structured interview format. Learn more about interviewing best practices. Prior to the superday, you will be made aware of the specific teams you are interviewing with so you can best prepare for your interviews.
  • Even if you do not receive an offer, we will keep you in mind and reach out as roles become available that relate to the skill you are interested in.

The steps for the Engineering process are outlined below: 

  • After your exploratory call, Goldman Sachs Recruiting will invite you to take a Coder Pad Test (Software Engineers) or initial phone screen. Learn More
  • Based on the results of your Coder Pad or phone interview, you may be invited to attend a superday that is centered around the engineering skill you applied to. The superday will be conducted in a structured interview format which the Goldman Sachs recruiting team will prepare you for. The superday will be conducted in a structured interview format. Learn more about interviewing best practices. Prior to the superday, you will be made aware of the specific teams you are interviewing with so you can best prepare for your interviews.

If I apply, when should I expect to hear back if my application is being considered?  
Your application will be considered on a rolling basis and when opportunities become available at the firm.