Have You Got The Perfect Profile For Goldman Sachs ?

Lloyd Fonzie Blankfein

Do you have what it takes ?

eFinancialCareers have combed through its database to look for the commonest features of people who work or have worked in nine of the biggest banks in the world (Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, UBS, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and Barclays).

The database has over 1m résumés in total, but eFinancialCareers focused their attention on the 90,000 CVs that have been uploaded in the last three months.

They screened these CVs on the basis of educational establishment, industry qualifications, languages spoken and sportiness.

The results were fairly predictable – Goldman Sachs employs the most highly educated bankers from the biggest name universities. But there were some surprises. These included the fact that the most sporty bankers seem to work at UBS.

Based on the analysis, eFinancialCareers has suggested what makes employees at each bank distinct. The findings are not scientific, nor have they been validated by each of the banks concerned, and sometimes the variations between banks are small.

Nevertheless, here's some of the data on Goldman Sachs:

Goldman Sachs employs the most highly educated bankers from the biggest name universities, with the greatest ability to converse in different languages.

Of 1,762 resumes loaded into the eFinancialCareers system over the past three months with the words ‘Goldman Sachs’ written on them…

9% were from Oxford or Cambridge or the London School of Economics

9% were from the Ivy League (here defined as Harvard, Yale, Wharton, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke)

29% had a Masters or MSc qualification

16% had passed a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam

13% had an MBA

Hit the link below to access the complete eFinancialCareers article to find out what the data reveals about the other firms:

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