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.

Internship – Research Engineer – Visa (posted on 26 JANUARY 2015)


Company
Visa Labs
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
26 January 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow economies.

Responsibilities
Project 1: Graph Databases: Cloud-based processing of extremely large graphs.

Key responsibilities include: Develop a distributed platform for graph processing; Investigate and prototype graph processing algorithms; and, as a use case, Develop a cloud-based prototype (with web UI) for analyzing large-scale data sets.

Project 2: Trusted Computing on Embedded Systems

Key responsibilities include: Testing and development of software and hardware on an embedded system, to evaluate how an existing system can be extended for security applications.

Project 3: Natural Language Processing

Other responsibilities include: Develop algorithms for NLP processing and pattern recognitions on large data sets.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems or other technical discipline preferred.

Strong programming skills in at least one of the following languages: Jave, C, C++, Python.

Solid understanding of the core database principles, embedded system programming/cross-compilation, or natural language processing.

Linux or UNIX, shell scripting, Hadoop or relevant technologies, network science (i.e., Studies on complex networks, HDL/FPGA, software engineering.

Application link



Graduate Trainee - Jones Lang LaSalle (posted on 22 JANUARY 2015)


Company
Jones Lang LaSalle
Industry
Real Estate
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
22 January 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management.

Responsibilities
The Jones Lang LaSalle Graduate Trainee Program is a 2 year program with 4 six-month rotations where Graduate Trainees are given the exposure to different aspects of the business in order to establish a solid foundation as a Real Estate Professional. Graduate Trainees can also look forward to working on various projects, business networking sessions, access to leadership for career advice.

We have a robust infrastructure of training, learning and development opportunities, networking session; the success of your career with us depends on what you do with it.

If you are looking for an exciting and long term career as a well-rounded Real Estate Professional, apply to our Graduate Trainee Program now!

Qualifications
Driven, Confident and Has a Strong Passion for Real Estate and have what it takes to become a successful, well-rounded Real Estate Professional, you might be what we are looking for.

Application link

The Graduate Trainee Program or having difficulty in sending in your application, please write to Recruitment.SG@ap.jll.com, with the subject as "Graduate Trainee 2015"


Graduate Trainee Program – Operations – Barry Callebaut (posted on 21 JANUARY 2015)



Company
Barry Callebaut
Industry
F & B Operations
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
21 January 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Barry Callebaut is the largest manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa in the world. Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of our 8,500 employees working out of more than 30 countries and over 50 production facilities around the world. We offer comprehensive products and services in the art of making chocolate and cocoa products –  from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds.

Responsibilities
The Graduate Trainee Program at Barry Callebaut, also known as Yourfuture@BC, is a two-year rotational program, which enables graduates to start their successful career at Barry Callebaut. The program starts each year in September and is launched in countries of strategic importance to Barry Callebaut. Bright young talents are given a global perspective and the opportunity to gain deep expertise in a chosen functional area.

The program is divided into 3 to 4 assignments of which at least one is planned outside your home country. Each assignment takes place at a location of strategic importance to Barry Callebaut. You will be challenged to deliver your best and to hone your expertise by learning the different aspects of your functional area within Barry Callebaut. Depending on your project, you may also get the opportunity to co-operate with other functional areas.

Qualifications

  • Recent graduate (max 24 months since graduation date) from a university with at least a Bachelor’s degree? (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Have an international outlook and prior international experience (preferably at least 6 months)
  • Have a global mindset and wish to work in different continents
  • Fluent in English and in a second language
  • Have an excellent academic record
  • Have outstanding communication skills, intercultural experience, and the desire to work in a team experience (such as an internship)
Application link




暑期商业分析师 - 麦肯锡咨询公司 - 北京、上海、深圳

Company
麦肯锡咨询公司
Industry
咨询
Location
北京/上海/深圳
Position Type
实习
Post Date
19 January 2015
Closing Date
15 March 2015

Employer Description
麦肯锡公司是世界级领先的全球管理咨询公司。自1926年成立以来,公司的使命就是帮助领先的企业机构实现显著、持久的经营运重点是提供公私部门的高阶管理层级人士正确的解决方案。营业绩改善,打造能够吸引、培育和激励杰出人才的优秀组织机构。营运重点是提供公私部门的高阶管理层级人士正确的解决方案。

Qualifications
将于2016年获得本科或硕士学位的在读学生
对咨询行业及咨询顾问职业生涯拥有浓厚兴趣
在校内外活动中表现了杰出的领导能力
优秀的中英文沟通能力

Application link



Internship – Business Tax – Deloitte (posted on 19 JANUARY 2015)

Company
Deloitte
Industry
Finance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
19 January 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients.

Deloitte's Tax Services help companies and individuals manage their tax costs and obligations effectively, especially in the area of cross-border tax matters. Leveraging on Deloitte's global resources and reach, our Tax professionals keep clients abreast of developments that have tax implications and advise them in structuring investments, merger and acquisitions, transfer pricing, tax planning and compliance.

Responsibilities
You will be assigned to one of our business tax groups to learn about tax compliance work such as preparation of tax computations, returns and advisory, research and documentation.

Qualifications
Accountancy undergraduates with excellent communications, inter-personal and analytical skills.

Application link



BestTop Career Workshop 2015 – Banking and Consulting








Back by popular demand, BestTop Career Workshop will be reloaded from Jan 18, 2015!

For this batch, we target on graduates and junior professionals interested in the financial and consulting industry. During four weeks, you will get systematic yet customized career counselling services from those who have gone through the job application processes themselves. Furthermore, specially designed step-by-step assignments will guide you through to maximize your learning experience.


Course Structure*
Jan 18 - Nail Your Resume
Standardized resume guidelines as well as personalized review to help you create a standard resume of your own

Jan 25 - Crack Your Interview
Discussion of common interview questions and mock interviews based on your own experience to help you master your interviews

Feb 01 - Peer Discussion and Group Project
Discussion on homework assignment to practice what you have learned and work in a team with other candidates on mock interviews to help you see from an interviewer’s perspective

Feb 08 - Industry Insider Sharing at Your Fingertips
Sharing from working professional from financial and consulting industry to help you get more information of your future work and answer the questions from you. 

Follow-up Support on Your Application 
We will provide you follow-up support on your applications beyond this course, and you will not work alone on your application any more.

Course Fees
To emphasize the idea of networking, we have decided to provide a great offer: 
Course fee - SGD 200 for 4 weeks
Application before Jan 11 - 10% off (SGD 180)
In either case, you could BUY ONE AND GET ONE FREE.

Registration
Simply fill in this form or send your resume to apply@BestTopCareer.com with subject: “Application – Banking and Consulting”.

If you have any enquiry, please contact (+65) 8226 8045 or email us at contact@BestTopCareer.com

*Each session is 2 hours