Goldman plans new test for future hires

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Future job candidates would be given the test before their second round of interviews at the bank.

Reuters reports that Goldman Sachs plans to begin using a "personality test" as part of the hiring process for positions in its banking, trading and finance and risk divisions, a senior Goldman executive said on Wednesday.

The bank will begin piloting the test on U.S. summer intern candidates who would be starting in 2018, Matt Jahansouz, Goldman's global head of recruiting, said in an interview.

He said future job candidates would be given the test before their second round of interviews at the bank. Their answers will be compared with those of current Goldman employees, who have already been identified as exhibiting traits that mark high performance such as teamwork, analytical thinking and judgment, Jahansouz said.

(Ed's note - Cynics suggest that if the test confirms you have no personality - you're in!).

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