Dealbreaker reports that a candidate for a job as an analyst at Goldman Sachs had his hopes dashed recently.
The candidate was apparently delighted to receive the following e-mail, which purported to come from someone in HR at the firm:
You have been selected for a first round interview for a position in the Goldman Sachs New Analyst Training Program.
Our interview approach allows us to introduce you to many of the professionals with whom you may eventually work, and it enables you to make an informed decision about a career at Goldman Sachs. Your first interview with us will primarily focus on your past experiences and accomplishments and whether or not you are a fit with the firm. Second round and any subsequent interviews will be more technical in nature and we will continue to assess your compatibility with the firm.
We will be conducting interviews during the weeks of April 13-17th and April 20-24th. Please respond with three different dates and times you'd like to come in for an interview at the current 85 Broad St. New York, NY location.
Best of luck'.
Sadly, the e-mail proved to be a hoax, sent in by someone who thought it a laugh to wind up a would-be master-of-the-universe, as a few days later another e-mail arrived from the same e-mail address:
The e-mail for an interview with Goldman Sachs was one huge prank by a person with no affiliation with Goldman Sachs whatsoever. I apologize'.
It all seems very strange.
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