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 - Media – Shaw Theatre (posted on 24 JULY 2014)

Company
Shaw Theatre
Industry
Media
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
24 July 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Shaw Theatres is a film distribution company and movie theatre chain in Singapore (part of the Shaw Organisation) was founded by the Shaw Brothers and has been operating cinemas in Singapore since 1927.
It owns 7 cinemas across the island (more theatres coming up this year and in 2015), and we feature the latest in cinema technologies like IMAX, Dolby 7.1 Surround and RealD 3D systems.

Responsibilities
  • The media intern position will play an important role in the following
  • Maintaining and updating website film contents such as movie keyarts and film info.
  • Work on online communications for contest and promotion giveaway.
  • Design online media and creative assets such as animated banners, ecards.
  • Content management & scheduling of movie trailers, advertisements & promotions on our media screens.
  • Edit movie trailers & video conversions for various media platforms.
  • Assist & manage in the duplication of digital trailers/films for local distribution.
  • Assist in the testing of digital content in the theatres
  • Administration of all artworks & video produced including archiving and packing of prizes and goodie bags.
  • Internship period of minimum 5 months, starting from Septemeber 2014

Qualifications
  • Fast learner and able to multi-task and work efficiently with careful attention to details.
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude, pro-active, flexible and organized.
  • Good sense of urgency & responsibility to execute work and able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Application link

Interested candidates please email the following mandatory items - Your cover letter, detailed resume with Recent passport size photograph and screenshots/link of your portfolio to jasmine.chee@shaw.com.sg


Management Trainee Program – Life Sciences – Esco Global (posted on 23 JULY 2014)

Company
Esco Global
Industry
Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
23 July 2014
Closing Date
13 August 2014

Employer Description
Esco represents innovation and forward - thinking designs, which are all coupled with the highest standard quality since 1978. The Esco Group of Companies is a global life sciences tools provider with sales in over 100 countries. The group is active in lab, pharmaceutical and medical equipment. Manufacturing facilities are located in Asia and Europe. R&D is conducted worldwide spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Sales, service and marketing subsidiaries are located in 12 major markets including the US, UK, Singapore, Japan, China and India. Regional distribution centers are located in the US, UK, and Singapore.

Esco Medical, a division of Esco Group, is a leading manufacturer and innovator of medical devices including benchtop incubators, a time-lapse system build upon a bench top incubator platform, ART workstations and anti vibration tables. Esco Medical is focused at setting a broad set of desirable features, without compromising existing work & QC routines at your laboratory. Most of our medical products are designed in Denmark and made in the E.U. 

Responsibilities
Esco's Management Trainee program is a special management development program for recent graduates. It gives participants hands-on training and a fast tracked career progression opportunity

With a view to help trainees pave the way to a successful future career in the Group, the program aims to equip trainees with general knowledge of the business and function specific skills and knowledge.

For 6 to 12 months, you will undertake several "hands-on" missions which will enable you to discover our business and various operating functions within the Group.

Qualifications
  • Recent university graduate in science, business or engineering discipline, credit given to those with working experience
  • A drive to achieve and lead
  • Innovative, analytical and detail oriented
  • Passionate and energetic
  • Willing to challenge oneself for personal breakthrough
  • A team player who is results oriented
  • Able to travel and/or work overseas as required
  • A desire to grow with Esco and to contribute in making Singapore a global leader in the life sciences

Application link

Candidates are invited to submit their application to XQ.Lin@escoglobal.com


Internship – Global Banking (Coverage, Relationship Management) – HSBC (posted on 22 JUL 2014)

Company
HSBC
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
22 July 2014
Closing Date
n.a.

Employer Description
HSBC Holdings P.L.C. is a British multinational banking and financial services organisation headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom and is one of the world's largest banks. In Singapore, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited first opened its doors in December 1877. Today, HSBC's flagship office remains at the original Collyer Quay site where its first branch was opened.

One of the earliest banks to establish in Singapore, HSBC is today a prominent player in Singapore's banking sector and offers a broad range of banking and financial services tailored to meet a wide spectrum of needs, from those of multi-national corporations to local businesses and individual Singaporeans.

Responsibilities
The aim of the Summer Analyst Internship is for you to develop skills that will help you become a well-connected, full-time employee at HSBC in the future.

Over 10 weeks, you will build your knowledge of Coverage - Relationship Management, develop your analytical and communication skills, and demonstrate your initiative and collaborative spirit within a team. Your line manager will set measurable objectives and manage your performance, as well as offer you support and guidance throughout.

The Summer Analyst Internship also acts as an extended assessment centre for students who may want to join the full-time Coverage - Relationship Management, Graduate Analyst Programme. Students who perform well throughout the course may be offered a placement once they have graduated from university.

During the Summer Analyst Internship, we want you to take the initiative, collaborate and feel like a part of our global teams. Most of all, we hope that the internship will give you invaluable experience

Qualifications
  • Act with integrity, in keeping with HSBC's values
  •  Have outstanding interpersonal skills, even when under pressure
  •  Have strong commercial acumen and a flair for problem solving
  •  Be self-motivated, confident and articulate

Application link


Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme - Jardine Matheson Holdings (posted on 21 JULY 2014)

Company
Jardine Matheson Holdings
Industry
Multiple Industries
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
21 July 2014
Closing Date
01 December 2014

Employer Description
Jardine Matheson Holdings (Jardines) is a conglomerate incorporated in Bermuda, with its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its business interests are in Asia, and its subsidiaries include Jardine PacificJardine MotorsJardine Lloyd ThompsonHongkong LandJardine StrategicDairy FarmMandarin Oriental Hotel GroupJardine Cycle & Carriage and Astra International. These companies are leaders in the fields of engineering and construction, transport services, insurance broking, property investment and development, retailing, restaurants, luxury hotels, motor vehicles and related activities, financial services, heavy equipment, mining and agribusiness.

Founded as a trading company in China in 1832, Jardine Matheson is today a diversified business group focused principally on Asia. Its businesses comprise a combination of cash generating activities and long-term property assets.

Responsibilities
In your first year as a Jardine Executive Trainee you’ll be exposed to the many facets of our Group, giving you the chance to explore our various businesses. From there, you’ll spend your remaining years honing your managerial skills and learning to face the challenges of your chosen industry.

The ultimate purpose of the Jardine Executive Trainee Scheme is to develop general managers who, over time, will be capable of running one of our businesses. Spanning a four year period, you’ll start your career in Hong Kong.

Qualifications
We are looking for committed and enthusiastic graduates of any discipline. (Recent graduates and/or graduating in December 2014). If you are enthused about working for Jardine Matheson and have a desire to develop a career in your home country, we would like to meet you. 

Application link



Graduate Program - FE/SE Consulting – First Derivatives (posted on 17 JULY 2014)

Company
First Derivatives
Industry
Consultancy
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
17 July 2014
Closing Date
30 July 2014

Employer Description
FD is a global software and consulting firm working within the capital markets industry since 1996. We are global experts in providing data, trading and risk management products and solutions to investment banks, hedge funds, exchanges, FX brokers and other financial institutions. Focused on institutions that work across multiple asset classes, we design, develop, implement, decommission, test and support a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back office operations. With a unique capability and proven track record in providing consultants with deep capital markets knowledge and technical expertise in leading financial services systems (e.g. Calypso, Wallstreet, Murex etc.), we differentiate ourselves from other consultancies.


Responsibilities
This stream provides a number of options for graduates from Singaporean Universities. Opportunities are limited in 2014 for this stream, so the selection process will be demanding. Post selection, the successful candidates will take part in our Capital Markets Training Programme for 3 months in our Newry (Ireland) office. Based on the successful completion of this training, graduates will be made available for deployment within our Consulting clients.

Qualifications
Exceptional technical abilities. Candidates must display a strong interest in Investment Banking and the Capital Markets sector specifically.

Application link



Internship - Marketing – Rohde & Schwarz (posted on 16 JULY 2014)


Company
Rohde & Schwarz
Industry
Electronic Products
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
16 July 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Rohde & Schwarz  is an international electronics group specialized in the fields of electronic test equipmentbroadcasting, radio monitoring and radiolocation, and radiocommunication. The company provides products for the wireless communications, broadcasting and electronics industry, aerospace and defense, homeland security and critical infrastructures. The company is home to in-depth engineering know-how and highly innovative and committed employee

Responsibilities
  • Explore and Research the niche market of Test & Measurement in TV broadcasting
  •  Define the strength, weakness and opportunity of the market
  •  Create user friendly marketing, advertising and promotional materials
  •  Work closely with development team to collect data and information 
  • Prepare presentation for internal and external parties
Qualifications
  • Strong problem product knowledge and marketing skills
  •  Interdepartmental interaction and communication skills 
  • Interacting with a multi-national, multi-discipline R&D team
  •  Strong passion for Marketing & Product Development 
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills 
  • Ability to learn fast on the job 
  • Creative, logical and resourceful 
  • Independent, self-motivated and result-driven
Application link
Please submit your application to: Christine.vasco@rohde-schwarz.com


BestTop Event: Industry Insider x Bloomberg


Introduction
BestTop Industry Insider marks as a beginning to start knowing companies of your interest. With these visitations, you are provided with an opportunity to know more about the details of your desired industry and network with professionals in the specific field, respectively.

This coming visitation brings you to Bloomberg, a world class financial institute! During this event, a tour of Bloomberg Singapore office will be conducted, staff of Bloomberg will then introduce you to its service and product in depth. Meanwhile, you will be able to try out Bloomberg Assessment Test, a test which is especially designed to evaluate your knowledge and skills in relation to finance and banking industry. Not to mention, if the result of your test is outstanding, you will gain a better chance to work with many financial and advisory firms.

Date and Time
02:30PM – 06:00PM
2014.07.17 (Thursday)

Venue
Bloomberg Singapore Office

Language
English

Administration Fee
SGD10

About BestTop Career
BestTop Career Consulting aims to provide customized career development services to students and young professionals. Consultants at BestTop spread all over a wide variety of industries, including many whose work with companies of Fortune 500. They are here to share with you hand-on experiences regarding job application and interview. With their assistance in customizing your resume and sharpening your skills on interview, we make sure you are all ready for winning over a dream job. On the other hand, with their insider perspectives of industry, our consultants serve as a bridge between you and your desire career. At BestTop, they play an important role in leading and sharing with you crucial information and industry development. Visit www.BestTopCareer.com for more information.

About Yuliang Consulting
Yuliang Consulting is an educational development focused social enterprises. Education consultants have graduated from prestigious universities in North America and Singapore, they are now working at the leading multinational companies, which comprises of financial services, strategic consulting, software engineering, fast moving consumer goods industries. The project has been received great support from Singapore universities and enterprises. It provides a rare opportunity for students to know Singapore education and professional environment in depth. Visit www.yuliangedu.com for more information.

Want to Get Free Ticket?
Step 1) Share the event on any one of below social media:
a. Wechat @BestTopCareer
d. LinkedIn Group @BestTop Career Consulting
e. Twitter @BestTop Career
Step 2) Registration in the form below

If you have any enquiry, please contact us: contact@besttopcareer.com or (+65) 8226 8045





Graduate Program – Sales and Relationship Management – MFS Investment Management (posted on 15 JULY 2014)


Company
MFS Investment Management
Industry
Finance and Investment
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
15 July 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
In 1924, MFS established the first mutual fund to help make the US stock market more accessible to the average investor. Today, that commitment to investors remains evident in everything about the firm. At MFS we hire talented individuals and allow them to work together. Office doors are always open, and everyone is on a first-name basis. We believe the best ideas emerge from a culture of collaboration. 

Responsibilities
Event and meeting coordination: Serve as the first point of contact for investment presentations and scheduling of MFS investment personnel. The individual will take responsibility for the co-ordination of meetings - attendees, materials, agendas and venues.

Review books generation: Coordinate production for client review books for MIL Singapore separate account clients working with the reporting teams,  desktop groups, Institutional Portfolio Managers, Product Managers and Relationship Managers. Assist in editing some contents in client review books whenever necessary and in accordance with clients' request and checklist.

Marketing and pitch books generation: Source, proof, edit and provide content updates as needed in marketing materials created for MIL Singapore. Provide guidance to ensure deliverable and high quality standard to meet client needs. Advise the distribution and investment teams as to what data is possible to obtain by when in order to get the book ready in time for the meetings. Responsible for ensuring all production deadlines are met, the agenda and act as central coordinator for marketing materials targeted at both prospects and existing clients.

RFP production and translation: Assist in producing hard-copy RFP and in translation of RFP into Chinese language.

Record Keeping: Assist in record keeping on Sales Logix and local system for all sales and business activities in Asia ex-Japan region. Maintain a database of new business opportunities and prospects and produce summary reports on this activity to MD of MIL Singapore and President of MFSI.

Market intelligence: Maintain awareness of industry trends and competitive landscape. Assist in gathering information on prospects and clients and products  for background information. Assist in arranging for some appointments.

Other administrative tasks:  Assist in processing the expenses of the sales team. Assist in booking travel, hotel, restaurant, courier arrangements. Assist in all logistics regarding business trips (including itinerary and background information etc) and conferences. Anticipate clients and sales people's needs. Communicate messages efficiently and check emails and appointments regularly throughout the working day

Qualifications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power point, Excel, Word)
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone skills
  • Some understanding of Fund Management and Financial Markets
  • Client focused
  • Highly organised
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English and Chinese languages
  • Self-starter and strong team player
  • Deadline driven
  • Strong sense of responsibility and motivation to succeed 

Application link