Improve Your Interview Skills with BestTop Career Consulting (Singapore)

Are you currently looking for an internship or your first job?
Do you want to know about the recruitment procedures from experienced seniors?
Do you want to show the best of yourself and outperform other candidates in interviews?

If yes, then you find the right place!

About Us
We are a group of Singapore-based graduates who have been successfully enrolled into renowned companies in different industries. By going through stringent selection processes, we have accumulated first-hand information and valuable experiences. In recent years, we have helped a number of our own friends get positions from companies such as DBS, P&G, and Microsoft. Having seen so many successful stories, we are confident that our advices and suggestions are more relevant to our juniors. And thus, we want to extend our help to more juniors who are proactive to take the first move to manage career!

Our Services
BestTop Career Consulting provides tailored career counselling services to students who are looking for internship and permanent job positions, especially from various graduate trainee programs. 
We offer two types of services:

Individual Career Coaching
We will arrange a tutor, who is experienced in the industry you are interested in, to sit with you in a two-hour one-to-one session. Each session is highly interactive and you can ask about anything related. This provides a good opportunity to get to know key information from insiders and help solve your personal concerns (click to view testimonies). Typical career coaching topics include but not limited to,
  • Walk you through the whole application processes and make personalized plan for you;
  • Polish your resume and cover letter which best fit your application;
  • Provide you practical advices which will enhance your interview skills and performance;
  • Conduct short mock interviews with you using most relevant questions.

Group Sharing Session
We conduct sharing session in the form of a study group, consisting of 4-6 participants (click to view previous sessions). Four sessions will be provided on a weekly basis, each lasting for two hours. Group sharing session offers a unique platform for you to network with and learn from others (click to view testimonies). Exclusive preparation coaching materials, such as psychometric test question bank and most common interview questions, will be given to all participants. Group sharing session topics include,

Session 1- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Write outstanding resumes and cover letters that best market yourself.
  • Receive customized feedback of your resume.
Session 2 - Effective Interview Skills
  • Learn essential skills to be prepared for tough interview questions.
  • Discover ways to stand out in group discussion interviews.
Session 3 - Mock Interview and Psychometric Tests
  • Practice real interview questions of face-to-face and group discussion interviews.
  • Learn techniques to crack online psychometric tests.
Session 4 - Career Development
  • Discovery your strengths, values and interests through personality test.
  • Acquire techniques for a successful transition to the workplace.

Events
BestTop has successfully held several social events where participants join us to learn, share, and grow with each other. Please look out for our announcements for upcoming events!










Testimony
Our participants have a lot to say about their joyful experiences with BestTop (click to view full version of testimonies).
  • "BestTop provides excellent career counselling services. Their consultants are highly professional and experienced, and have certainly helped to improve my resume and cover letter writing skills." R. Lee, University of Queensland
  • "BestTop career consulting workshop is really helpful. [...] If I haven‘t learned the interview knowledge previous I will waste my opportunities in interviews to learn it." S. Zhou, National University of Singapore
  • "It is quite useful to take the BestTop career consulting. Now I have a clear idea of my career and hope the skills learnt from BestTop can bring me the ideal job." T. Zhong, National University of Singapore
  • "[…] The BestTop has quite good, experienced and professional staff. […] The practice of the mock interview indeed enhances my confidence in doing well in real interview." T. Fan, National University of Singapore
  • "I have attended the sharing session in the last 2 months. BestTop consultants are really professional. […] I have made new friends and expanded my network." W. Zhou, National University of Singapore

Contact Us
Do not wait until last minute before your application. Take your action now and let us plan for you. The earlier you prepare, the more you will benefit. All are welcome to contact us at (+65) 8226 8045 or email contact(at)besttopcareer.com for more information.

Stay Connected
We offer a couple of ways for you to stay connected to the latest job openings and useful preparation tips.

2015 Internship Programme - Financial Markets – Standard Chartered (posted on 18 Dec 2014)


Company
Standard Chartered
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship Program
Post Date
18 Dec 2014
Closing Date
n.a.

Employer Description
Standard Chartered in Singapore is part of an international banking group with more than 86,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world's dynamic markets.

We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

Responsibilities
Internships are between 8 and 12 weeks, depending on location, and are open to candidates who are available to start on our full-time graduate programmes in August 2016.

Our Financial Markets teams originate, distribute and trade a range of products including currencies, rates and credit, commodities, equities, bonds and syndicated loans.

There are six business areas in Financial Markets (FM):

  • Sales teams that provide risk management and financing solutions.
  • Traders, who execute risk management solutions for our clients and the Bank.
  • Structurers who work closely with the Sales and Trading teams creating customised, multi-asset solutions.
  • Capital Markets, providing debt financing solutions through syndicated loans and bonds.
  • Asset and Liability Management teams, who manages the Bank's balance sheet and liquidity and;
  • Research teams that provides a forward-looking analysis of emerging markets.

Application link
Other functions are also recruiting:

  • Singapore - Wealth Management Internship Programme
  • Singapore - Comercial Clients Internship Programme
  • Singapore - Transaction Banking Internship Programme
  • Singapore - C&IC & Corporate Finance Internship Programme
  • Singapore - Financial Markets Internship Programme
  • Singapore - Retail Clients Fast Track Programme


More details: Click Here


2015 Internship Program - Internal Audit – AIG (posted on 17 Dec 2014)


Company
AIG
Industry
Insurance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
17 Dec 2014
Closing Date
09 Feb 2015

Employer Description
American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a world leader in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and asset management around the world. AIG's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in Ireland and Tokyo.

Joining the 10-week internship program with AIG is a great way to enhance your business acumen and gain insight into our industry. As an Intern, you will work closely with mentors and colleagues, as you are challenged with meaningful, business-critical projects. The Internal Audit department is responsible for providing the audit committee, executive management, regulatory examiners, and external auditors with assurance that AIG’s internal control of the corporation achieves its objectives. These objectives include safeguarding assets of shareholders and customers by ensuring that financial information and financial statements are reliable, integral, and punctual while complying with corporate ethical standards, policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulations.

Responsibilities
In addition to your day-to-day responsibilities, you will also be exposed to other business areas within AIG to gain a broader knowledge of what we do. Performance management is an integral part of the program and strong interns will be offered a full-time position in our Graduate Development Program upon graduation.

Qualifications
REQUIRED
- Minimum grade point average of 3.2 (out of 4.0)
- Enthusiastic and committed to pursuing a career in the global insurance industry
- Graduation date between December 2015 – July 2016 and available for a 10 week consecutive internship starting May/June 2015
- Possess valid work visa for Singapore

PREFERRED
AIG seeks candidates who have excelled in previous work experience, demonstrated outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement, possess strong analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidates will be bold thinkers with an entrepreneurial bent, and will possess a powerful blend of IQ (technical skills, consistent learning, statistical & financial acumen) and EQ (adaptive communication, empathy, listening skills, challenging with humility).

We also look for a diverse background of experience, culture, and thought. Successful candidates typically have a global perspective and a team-oriented track-record.


Application link
Click Here


Internship - Finance/Accounting - ExxonMobil (posted on 15 Dec 2014)


Company
ExxonMobil
Industry
Petrol & Oil Marketer & Distributions
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
15 Dec 2014
Closing Date
11 Jan 2015

Employer Description
xxonMobil is one of the world's most successful petroleum and petrochemical companies and the single-largest foreign manufacturing investor in Singapore with assets of more than US$7 billion. Our operations have expanded from trading kerosene to a multi-billion dollar manufacturing and marketing business.

ExxonMobil is a company with tremendous strengths. We do business in nearly every country in the world. We hire the best people to be the best company in the industry, and to create exciting and challenging careers full of promise and opportunity. You could be part of the energy that fuels ExxonMobil forward.

Responsibilities
If you are a SMU, NTU or NUS Business undergraduate majoring in Finance/ Accounting and interested in joining ExxonMobil Singapore for a 10 weeks internship, starting from May to July 2015, please complete the on-line application under this category.

You are required to input a EM Project Code when you indicate your preferred choice of IA postings.

Qualifications
- Excellent academic achievements
- Demonstrated leadership in co-curricular activities
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills
- Good Team player
- Proactive and able to work independently with minimal supervision
- Strong PC skills with proven proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint


Application link
Click Here


Internship – Business Strategy – Google (posted on 10 DECEMBER 2014)


Company
Google
Industry
Information Services
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
10 December 2014
Closing Date
January 30, 2015

Employer Description
Google is not a conventional company, and we don't intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the world's most successful organizations - a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind - but even as we continue to grow, we're committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success. We provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate about their lives as they are about their work.

Responsibilities
Being an intern at Google means you will be a fully integrated member of our business team. You work within a diverse team, on challenging projects with high impact during a 8-12 week paid, full-time internship. You will be assigned an intern manager who will help identify project goals, inspire, mentor you and support your professional development. In addition, you will participate in a structured program of educational and social activities to ensure you have a productive experience at Google that helps you grow both your personal and professional skills.

Qualifications
  • Enrolled in a full time Bachelor's/Master's program graduating between November 2015 and June 2016 (priority given to students in their penultimate year of study).
  • Be able to complete a minimum 2 months at the Singapore office between February and September 2015.
  • Strong interest in the Internet and Google’s technology and business.
  • Demonstrate ability to be a self-started and independent thinker.
  • Excellent project management, interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to drive and implement ideas in a challenging environment. 
Application link



Management Trainee – Golden Village (posted on 09 DECEMBER 2014)

Company
Golden Village
Industry
Media
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
09 December 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Golden Village is a cinema operator based in Singapore which is a 50:50 joint venture by Golden Harvest of Hong Kong and Village Roadshow of Australia. It operates eleven multiplexes and cineplexes in the country. It joined hands to open a cinema at Great World City, GV Grand. Started in 1992, it opened Asia's first multiplex, the Yishun 10 multiplex. The cinema has the extensive management, operational and marketing skills of Village, as well as broad depth of experience of Golden Harvest in both film distribution and production across Asia.

Responsibilities
  • Able to perform the tasks of Cinema Service Crew
  • Ensure the security of cinema and equipment at the end of the shift
  • Opening / closing of cinema including cash handling and opening & closing procedures
  • Ensure the readiness and proper presentation of all areas of the location or within the complex during operating hours
  • Ensure that staff adopt proper procedures in projection, concession, floor or ticket sales duties
  • Maintain work discipline and report any staff misconduct to superior, to report / feedback to Manager for any course of action
  • Conduct training and coaching of Cinema Service Crew
  • Assist in handling customer complaint
  • Assist in group booking and sale of vouchers
  • Familiar with breakdown / emergency procedures
  • Perform special assignment and project as required 
Qualifications
  • Service-oriented, hardworking and willingness to learn are important attributes
  • Ability and maturity to communicate and interact with all levels of personnel within and outside the organisation
  • Able to perform rotating shifts on flexible working hours 
Application link
Send resume and cover letter to Human Resource Department at: hrdept@goldenvillage.com.sg


Internship – International Business & Law – SIAC (posted on 08 DECEMBER 2014)


Company
Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Industry
International Business & Law
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
08 December 2014
Closing Date
09 January 2015

Employer Description
SIAC, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, was established in 1991 to meet the demands of the international business community for a neutral, efficient and reliable dispute resolution institution in a fast-developing Asia.

SIAC Board of Directors consists of well-respected lawyers and corporate leaders from China, India, Korea, UK and Singapore. The Board is responsible for overseeing SIAC’s operations, business strategy and development, as well as corporate governance matters.

The SIAC Court of Arbitration comprises 16 eminent arbitration practitioners from around the world, including Australia, Belgium, China, France, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, UK and the USA. The main functions of the Court include the appointment of arbitrators, the determination of jurisdictional challenges and challenges to arbitrators, as well as overall supervision of case administration at the Centre.

Responsibilities
The internship programme at SIAC aims to give an opportunity to gain first-hand practical experience in the role and functions performed by an international arbitral institution. The internship will complement studies in the area of international arbitration and will expose successful candidates to a career in law and dispute resolution. Interns will also have the opportunity to experience life in Singapore, a major commercial centre and arbitration venue.

Qualifications
Postgraduate Student interested in international business and law.

Application link




BestTop Building Your Dream Career Sharing Series 3 - Networking for a Successful Career








Do you know that more jobs are found through personal contacts than any other method?
Do you know that networking was related to salary growth?

About Build Your Dream Career Sharing Series
Building Your Dream Career Sharing Series aims to provide an inspiring and spontaneous platform for passionate graduates/young professionals to share career related experiences.

The third topic for the series is Networking for a Successful Career. No one can deny that networking is a key skill for career success. However, it is not innate, you need to learn more about networking from people who do it well and practice it until you master it. BestTop Career is privileged to have three guest speakers who are good at networking to share with you about their experience and untold stories.

Speaker
Sok Wah Koh is a banker with over 20 years of experience working in cross cultural environments across diversified roles at both country and regional capacities.  She started her career with the now defunct Overseas Union Trust as a credit officer and her last job was Vice President, Risk & Control with RBS where she spent 13 years. Besides these, she has also worked for OCBC, Bank of America, HSBC and ABN AMRO. Her experience includes process management, business management, wealth operations and risk management. Sok Wah holds a Master of Applied Finance from Melbourne University and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the National University of Singapore.

Evelyn graduated from the top engineering school in France, École Polytechnique and with Master Degree from National University of Singapore. She started her career in Boston Consulting Group as a consultant. Recently she joined ThyssenKrupp AG, a multinational conglomerate, headquartered in Germany, as an in-house strategy consultant for all markets in Asia Pacific.

Lu Shuai holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Statistics, with a specialization in Finance and Business Statistics and a minor in Financial Mathematics from the National University of Singapore. Currently Lu Shuai is Head of Trading at Gordian Capital. Duties include receipt of investment advice from Asia based Investment Advisors and internal Portfolio Managers, placement of stock orders to brokers, basket and algo trading, portfolio updates and liaison with service providers, particularly executing brokers.

Dates
14:00 – 16:00, 07 Dec 2014 (Sun)

Location
Inessence, 334 River Valley Road

Registration
Free Registration by Click Here. If you have any enquire, please contact (+65) 8226 8045 or email us at contact@BestTopCareer.com


BestTop Year-End Infinite Network Drinking Party


十二月了,凛冬将至。
也许又会像往年一样,我住的城市并不下雪,记忆却堆满冷的感觉吧。
While on December 12th, 2014, everything will be changed.

BestTop Career Consulting 将与 Joyin 倾力打造2014 Year-end Infinite Network Drinking Party。来自各个领域的小伙伴将在此开怀畅饮,分享自己的职场生涯,心路历程,也许还有一些不为人知的往事。

他们年轻,但不乏经验。
他们成熟,却充满激情。
而你就是他们中的一员,认识他们,同时重新认识自己。

高端,却不显逼格,because it is really not big. 为了保证最极致的社交体验,活动预定了最顶级的梦幻场地,并封顶50人上限。一旦报满了,错过了,那就是一辈子的事情。

月色下,觥筹间,让我们结识人生道路上的挚友,职业生涯上的伙伴。12th December 2014, do not go gentle into that good night.

时间:20141212日星期五,19:00-22:00
地点:新加坡市中心区某顶级酒店(我们之后会向确认出席者发出邀请)
内容:小酌两杯,结识来自各行业的小伙伴
酒水包括:两杯酒Wine/House Spirit任选)
简食包括:鱿鱼圈,炸鸡,薯条,香菇脆饼等小食
费用:SGD 38.80 (含消费税)
报名:点击这里(表格载入可能稍慢,请耐心等候)

The Infinite Network, 正在交织中……

如果您有任何疑问,请致电 (+65) 8226 8045 或者发送邮件至contact@BestTopCareer.com



Graduate Program – IT Enabled Transformation – KPMG (posted on 04 DECEMBER 2014)


Company
KPMG
Industry
Audit & Finance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
04 December 2014
Closing Date
30 June 2015

Employer Description
KPMG is one of the largest professional services companies in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Its global headquarters is located in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.

The IT Enabled Transformation ("ITET") team within KPMG Management Consulting assists organisations in leveraging technology across platforms and environments to address specific objectives and help achieve business goals. We offer a holistic, enterprise-wide approach to IT-enabled transformation.

Responsibilities
As ITET professional, you will join experienced project teams who assist clients both locally and regionally.

The successful candidate will:
Gain insights to the trade secrets of being a successful consultant

Learn relevant transferrable knowledge and skills (e.g., Data analysis, ERP advisory) related to industries

Qualifications
Candidates with degrees in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems will be considered.

Someone with skills in IT project management will also be considered.

Application link