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.

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Unilever Future Leaders Program - Marketing – Unilever (posted 20 AUGUST 2014


Company
Unilever
Industry
Consumer Goods
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
20 August 2014
Closing Date
15 September 2014

Employer Description
The Unilever brand, found in consumer products in millions of homes across 150 countries, is a trusted name in nutrition, hygiene and personal care. Throughout its history, Unilever has been adding vitality to the lives of consumers. From comforting soups to warm a winter's day, to sensuous soaps that make you feel fabulous, our products help people get more out of life. 

We're constantly enhancing our brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. We invest nearly €1 billion every year in cutting-edge research and development, and have five laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop our products. 

Today, many Unilever products have household awareness status, with the brands becoming part of daily life in Singapore homes.

The challenge of developing brand awareness has been met eagerly by the company, with the evolution of marketing and promotional techniques, responding sensitively to the complex cultural nuances prevalent in Singapore society. Unilever has become institutionalized for the role it plays in the marketing of consumer goods in Singapore.

Efforts in understanding local consumers have brought about some of the top brands in the market today such as Clear, Dove, Lifebuoy, Rexona, Sunsilk, Ben & Jerry's, Knorr, Lipton and Wall's which add vitality to consumers lives.

Responsibilities
Our global portfolio of brands is trusted by consumers the world over. With marketing critical to understanding, creating and building demand, the scope of activity is huge. Working on great categories and products in an environment that change all the time, the pursuit of market share and volume growth is challenging and rewarding.

The job is all about engaging closely with consumers to develop a deep understanding of their preferences and needs, then lead assignments that build business and brand equity. The discipline is divided in two broad areas:

Brand development
This is about creating exciting and compelling visions for our brands and developing plans across the full marketing mix. It includes brand communications, innovation and renovation as well as channel-specific propositions.

Brand building
Here we translate those visions into a local market context, plan practical activity and make sure those plans are executed flawlessly. Through leading the country operations, this team's job is to deliver market share and revenue.

Qualifications
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
Graduates between August 2013 – June 2015, and has had no formal work experience beyond 12 months
Strong academic track record
Has leadership and team experience
Driven and Energetic
Able to speak and write in English fluently
Willing to travel

Application link


TURF Graduate Recruitment 2015 - Management Consulting (Business Transformation) - KPMG (posted on 19 AUGUST 2014)


Company
KPMG
Industry
Audit & Finance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
19 August 2014
Closing Date
29 August 2014

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.

Software License Compliance professionals provide software license audit services to our clients. Activities include understanding software procurement and products lifecycle, auditing of software deployment and reporting of findings.

The Business Transformation ("BT") Unit within KPMG Management Consulting provides a range of solutions which include corporate strategy and planning, mergers and integration, strategic value improvement, productivity, organisation design and development, customer value, procurement, change management, human resource optimisation, finance function, shared services / business process outsourcing.

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

The successful candidate will:
Contribute through data gathering, research and analysis to proposals, deliverables (as appropriate)

Work in project/engagement teams to support project administration

Participate in internal brainstorming sessions for deliverable development (as appropriate)

Be involved in key activities in a consulting environment from proposal development to presentation and report

Qualifications
Strong analytical, research and report writing skills.

Good time management and multi-tasking skills

Willingness to travel fifty percent of the time, domestically and internationally and at times with relatively short notice

Experience with data analysis tools including Excel, Access, and SQL will be advantageous

Application link




Graduate Program – Small Medium Enterprise Banking Programme – DBS (posted on 18 AUGUST 2014)


Company
DBS
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
18 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a.

Employer Description
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 250 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore with over four million customers and also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely, Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's strong capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings that are among the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, earned it Global Finance's "Safest Bank in Asia" accolade for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013.

Responsibilities
The Graduate Programme - SME Banking Programme is for degree holders. Comprising intensive classroom training in core credit and financial knowledge, front-to-back rotations in different business areas as well as on-the-job training in the role of a SME Relationship Manager, the programme offers accelerated professional development and networking opportunities for those who wish to start careers in SME Banking. Staff will also be assigned individual mentors to provide guidance and support. 

Qualifications
New graduates from reputable universities with good academic results and strong non-academic achievements or Degree holders with less than one year work experience, preferably from sales or service-oriented industry. 

Selected applicants should also possess strong leadership qualities as exhibited in their Extra Curricular Activities / business start-ups and consistently pushed themselves to excel and stepped out of their comfort zones. 

Highly adaptable and display initiatives and drive. 

Team player who possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Application link


Campaign Management Graduate Internship– Lazada (posted on 12 AUGUST 2014)


Company
Lazada
Industry
Online Shopping
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
12 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Lazada is Southeast Asia’s fastest growing online shopping mall. With investments from Tesco, J.P. Morgan, Verlinvest, Investment AB Kinnevik and Rocket Internet, the brand is pioneering e-commerce across some of the fastest growing countries in the world by offering a fast, secure and effortless online shopping experience with a broad product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys and sports equipment, as well as fashion. 

Responsibilities
  • Collaborating internally and externally to develop and implement marketing campaigns
  • Managing tracking, performance reporting and optimization of campaigns on-site (via website)
  • Driving sales through product launches, exclusivity partnerships of deals & promotions
  • Taking the lead on driving special projects
  • Providing briefing on special campaigns

Qualifications
  • University Degree from a reputable school
  • Strong educational background with outstanding academic grades
  • Solid business understanding and willingness to learn
  • Interest in the Internet space
  • Confidence in delivering and executing experiences across every channel
  • Knowledge about managing and developing marketing campaigns is a plus
Application link
Please email your cover letter to michelle.sim@lazada.com


The Complete Banker Program – CIMB (posted on 11 AUGUST 2014)

Company
CIMB(Commerce International Merchant Bankers)
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore/Malaysia
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
11 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
CIMB Group is a universal bank headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, operating in high growth economies in ASEAN. CIMB Group is an indigenous ASEAN investment bank, the largest Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) based investment bank and one of the world's largest Islamic banks. CIMB has a wide retail branch network with 1,080 branches across the region.

Responsibilities
The Complete Banker™ (TCB) programme comprises two months of intensive foundation building (based in Kuala Lumpur), followed by 10 months of on-the-job learning across different business units. This broad exposure helps you build the skills set required of a top-class banker.

The next 10 months involve job-rotation, where you will work in four different business units chosen to complement your career track. You will develop a deep understanding of our operations during this hands-on period and build a strong network across the company. You may even find yourself working in a different country. You will be coached and mentored throughout this journey. 

Qualifications

  • Fresh graduates
  • Strong academic results:
  • CGPA of 3.3 (US degree)
  • Second Class Upper (Singaporean & UK degrees)
  • 75% course weighted average (Australian degree)
  • Active in extracurricular activities including sports
  • Strong desire to learn and succeed
  • Energetic and versatile
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to communicate with impact
  • Work well both independently and as a team player
Application link
Please send your CV to sg.recruitment@cimb.com


2015 Graduate Program – Credit Suisse (posted on 07 Aug 2014)

 
Company
Credit Suisse
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
07 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a.

Employer Description
Credit Suisse was founded in Zurich in 1856 by business leader and innovator Alfred Escher to help finance the robust growth of the Swiss economy. We evolved into a new kind of integrated bank: a global provider of financial services bringing together different cultures, philosophies, and specialized knowledge to serve clients in new ways. Our tradition of staying close to our clients and innovating to meet their needs has made us one of the most respected and successful financial institutions in the world.

Responsibilities
Our Full-time Analyst Programs are open to undergraduates and students studying for a Master’s degree in any discipline. We provide a rich development environment by combining formal learning, on-the-job practice and mentoring.

We believe soft skills are crucial to our business. That’s why our training programs also develop your presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. You can expect exceptional support with any mandatory regulatory training and exams.

Throughout your training, you’ll have exposure to senior managers, colleagues and peers across the bank at all levels, which will add new insights and fresh perspectives to your understanding of what we do, and what you need to do well at Credit Suisse.

  • Receive technical and capital markets training from some of the industry’s top instructors
  • Work closely with senior Credit Suisse professionals and experts from across the industry
  • Attend cross-divisional social and networking events
  • Participate in philanthropic and team building events


Qualifications
Having your degree is only a start. What will you make of it? We’re looking for people who show vision, enthusiasm and leadership. Raw intellectual ability is important, but so are curiosity and an aptitude for problem-solving.  Our employees have a wide range of experiences, interests and degrees, but they all share the desire to achieve excellence. 

Whatever your background, we’re looking for:
  • Leaders who engender loyalty, assume responsibility and mobilize others
  • Critical thinkers with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Self-starters who achieve significant results
  • Adaptable team members who can build and support strong relationships
  • Communicators who are skilled in articulating and listening
  • Principled contributors who are committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior

Application link
Click Here


Internship - Editorial – inSing (posted on 06 AUGUST 2014)

Company
inSing
Industry
Media and Lifestyle
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
06 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
inSing.com is developed by SingTel Digital Media (STDM), a subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd – Asia's leading communications group.

inSing is a one-stop destination that provides all the essential day-to-day information as well as comprehensive up-to-date coverage on local, international and entertainment news, events listings, food reviews and shopping deals.inSing.com is Singapore’s definitive local search and lifestyle guide. inSing.com is Singapore’s definitive local search and lifestyle guide.

Responsibilities
inSing is looking for editorial interns for their News and Lifestyle departments. This is an ongoing programme and together with the content team you’ll work on a range of stories, pitch and research stories and photos, edit copy and source contacts

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a “can-do” attitude, strong writing skills, insatiable curiosity and the ability to think strategically and work well under pressure.

Editorial experience, HTML and Photoshop skills is preferred, but above all you need to have a passion for writing.

Application link


Internship – B—to-C Marketing &Relations – UNIVERSUM (posted on 05 AUGUST 2014)

Company
UNIVERSUM
Industry
Branding
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
05 August 2014
Closing Date
10 August 2014

Employer Description
UNIVERSUM is the global leader in Employer Branding. With more than 25 year experience in research, strategic consulting and media solutions, we currently work with more than 2,000 top universities and 1,200 clients worldwide. We are rapidly expanding in Asia and are looking for a B2C Marketing and Relations Executive for different markets in APAC to support our work!

Responsibilities
  • Establish and develop UNIVERSUM’s relations with universities, student organizations in your market (Indonesia, Malaysia, or Thailand). 
  • Recruit, train and manage UNIVERSUM ambassadors. 
  • Secure our annual career expectations research in respective markets. This research is the core of everything we do at UNIVERSUM. 
  • Cross-department cooperation, including close cooperation with the Sales department, B2B Marketing and the Research team.

Qualifications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is a must.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in Thai/Bahasa Indonesia/Bahasa Malaysia.
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Marketing, Sales or Communications preferred.
  • Social media expertise.
  • Great telephone skills, (Telephone) sales experience is a strong plus.
  • Sales focused and triggered by immediate results
  • Entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Creative and capable of thinking outside the box.
  • Target-driven and solution-oriented.
  • High energy level.
  • Positive and dynamic team player.

Application link
Please send your CV and cover letter to Nadine Dinh at nadine.dinh@universumglobal.com


Post Graduate Management Associate Program - Banking – OCBC (posted on 04 AUGUST 2014)

Company
OCBC
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
04 August 2014
Closing Date
13 October 2014

Employer Description
The OCBC Bank group of businesses comprises a family of companies owned by Singapore’s longest-established local bank.  

OCBC Bank is the longest established Singapore bank, formed in 1932 from the merger of three local banks, the oldest of which was founded in 1912. Since the time of our founders, we have always understood the financial needs of our customers and developed financial solutions that meet their needs.

To address increasingly diverse needs across different communities and geographies, OCBC Bank has expanded and acquired businesses beyond the realm of commercial banking. OCBC Bank has been ranked by Bloomberg Markets magazine as the World's Strongest Bank for two years, 2011 and 2012.

Responsibilities
OCBC PGMAP is a structured training programme that spans 18 months.
In the first 8 weeks of orientation, you will learn about the businesses in OCBC Group, our purpose and values. You will be equipped with banking, compliance knowledge and soft skills training through our wide array of exciting learning channels.  

The added opportunity to interact with nurturing mentors and senior bankers at multiple networking sessions helps broaden your perspectives and deepen your understanding of banking.  

On-the-job learning starts immediately when you are placed in a real role under the supervision of your manager. The hands-on experience is complemented by specific rotations to related job units to better understand the different functions.  

Expect learning to be steep and you will need to be highly self-driven, proactive, resourceful and resilient.    

Your leadership skills will also be honed when you undergo a carefully designed PGMA Leadership offsite programme that takes you through a journey of self-discovery and peer-to-peer learning.  

Qualifications
An MBA or Master’s degree from a reputable educational institution before you start work with the Bank

A minimum of 2-years of full-time working experience

A maximum of 6-years of full-time working experience

Qualities which include leadership potential, excellent numerical and communication skills with a strong learning aptitude and resilience to succeed in a dynamic environment.

Application link