Business Insider - Goldman to move away from brainteaser interviews

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'Brainteasers may not be the best way to assess someone's judgment'.

At Goldman Sachs, tricky brainteaser interview questions may be a thing of the past.

"We've recently done a fair amount of work really thinking about the questions that people are asking," Edith Cooper, executive vice president and global head of human capital management at Goldman Sachs, told Business Insider. "And we do that because we want to make sure that we are as objective and as thorough as possible in assessing candidates."

Business Insider reports that Cooper, who has interviewed thousands of job candidates during her tenure at Goldman Sachs, says that overhauling the investment-banking firm's interview questions is especially important given its focus on expanding the breadth of candidates that it's interviewing.

"It's interesting to see how people work through and use logic, but what we've also found is that brainteasers may not be the best way to assess someone's judgment, someone's integrity," she says.

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