Skillset Recruiting - FAQs

Learn about our “Skillset” recruiting model.

What is Skillset recruiting? 
From sales and investing to quantitative engineering, project management and regulatory compliance, Goldman Sachs requires a variety of skills to support and grow our businesses. The “Skillset” recruiting model is for professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia offices with 1-5 years of experience. This model enables eligible professionals to apply to a relevant skill versus a division. 


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

  • Audit (Finance and Technology)
  • Business Finance, Budgeting, and Forecasting
  • Business Operations (Trade and Transaction Management)
  • Client Services and Sales Support
  • Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Financial Accounting/Financial Planning
  • Front End Engineer (UI)
  • Investing
  • Investment Banking/Financial Modeling
  • Investment Research
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Payments
  • Product Management and Design
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • SWE – Full Stack/Back End Engineer
  • Talent Management
  • Tax Accounting
  • Trading/Quantitative Modeling
     

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


In what regions is the Skillset recruiting model available? 
The “Skillset” recruiting model is available to professionals with 1-5 years of professional experience in the United States, Europe and Asia offices. We encourage you to check out our careers site to explore the specific eligible locations and job opportunities available. 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.


How does the interview process for Skillset recruiting 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. 
  • 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.