I'm applying for a role at Goldman Sachs, but it's not specific to finance. Has anyone been in the same situation and wouldn't mind sharing tips?

I'm applying for a role at Goldman Sachs, but it's not specific to finance. Has anyone been in the same situation and wouldn't mind sharing tips?
2018-07-11T18:25:07Z 1
2018-07-11T18:25:07Z

Legal Analyst, Merchant Banking at Goldman Sachs

over 1 year ago
One of the key qualities Goldman Sachs, and especially the Legal Analyst position in Merchant Banking, looks for is an ability and willingness to learn and work with others. When I applied for the position, I indicated in my interview that I possessed limited knowledge of finance and corporate law, but I stressed my interest in wanting to expand my skill set and learn about a new type of law. Goldman values when their employees express a desire to learn more because it shows that we are constantly trying to improve and move forward. In Merchant Banking there are two legal analysts so working in a pair and balancing responsibilities is an important skill to master. A major part of the job involves drafting, revising, and negotiating legal contracts, so if you have any experience with legal writing definitely highlight those skills in the interview. One last quality or experience I would suggest highlighting would be an instance where you demonstrated a willingness to jump into a new task and take ownership for your work, whether you succeeded or made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes, especially when you try something for the first time, but one thing the Legal Merchant Banking team truly appreciates is that you attempted to learn something new and demonstrated an understanding of what occurred and how to fix it so you can learn how to improve.
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