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 – Capital (Aviation Financial Services) – GE (posted on 01 APRIL 2015)

Company
GE
Industry
Multinational Conglomerate Corporation
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
01 April 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
GECAS, the U.S. and Irish commercial aircraft financing and leasing business of GE, has a fleet of approximately 1,700 owned and serviced aircraft with over 230 airlines in over 75 countries. GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types and financing options, including operating leases and secured debt financing, and also provides productivity solutions including spare engine leasing, airport and airline consulting services and spare parts financing and management. GECAS, a unit of GE Capital, has offices in 24 cities around the world. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth.

Responsibilities
  • Conduct market, country, regional and portfolio analysis to assist Commercial Sales Managers to identify opportunities for the lease, finance purchase and sale of commercial aircraft and helicopters. Such analysis may also be used for review of new and existing jurisdictions with a view to entry, hold or reducing exposure to jurisdictions or counterparties.
  • Interface with the cross functional deal team to support the preparation of Letters of Intent, Aircraft Specific Lease Agreements, Common Terms Agreements and Transaction Approval Papers.
  • Support the preparation of maintenance events projection, product life cycle, technical economic value/maintenance cost analysis, cost to market of aircraft, aircraft/engine portfolio management and portfolio exposure analysis to enhance business decision making.
  • Liaise and support internal GECAS Sales Organization, Marketing Operations, Technical, Legal, Risk, Finance and Tax.
  • Support Operating Lease, Finance Lease, Sale & Lease Back, Loan and Asset Sales activity.
  • Collate and analyze sales performance metrics for ongoing review, performance management and process improvement.
  • Liaise with Aircraft/Engine Manufacturer (Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier, GE Aviation, Rolls Royce and Prat t; Whitney). 
Qualifications
  • Must be able to commute to GECAS Singapore office.
  • Must commit to entire (8-12 weeks) internship period.
  • Must have unrestricted authorization (Student pass for non-Singaporean) to work locally in Singapore. 
  • Must be willing to comply with pre-employment screening including reference verification and background checks.
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally when called upon.
  • To be eligible, students must be entering their final/3rd year of University Degree at an accredited local university and rank within the top 25% of their class.
  • Fields of study may vary and include: Accounting/Business Administration, Economics, International Affairs, Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering, Aviation & Air Transport Management.
  • Must be passionate about the Aviation Industry.
  • Excellent proficiency in English, both written and oral (a proficiency in another language will be an additional bonus but not necessarily a requirement).
  • Strong MS Office skill (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivator and possess confidence to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with minimal supervision.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proactive mindset to identify and prioritize problems/solutions quickly.
  • Operate effectively as a member of a global and diverse team.
Application link



Internship – Technology – Symantec (posted on 31 MARCH 2015)


Company
Symantec
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
31 March 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to secure and manage customers information against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.

In Security Technology and Response, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a global team of security engineers, virus hunters, threat analysts, and researchers that provides the underlying security technology, content, and support for all Symantec corporate and consumer security products. The division considers not only today’s threats, but the threats of tomorrow and uses this intelligence to develop entirely new approaches to security. These technologies are being developed for every possible platform including the network infrastructure, servers, desktops, and mobile devices. The group is high-talent and high-energy, pushing new technologies that must achieve the best detection, best performance, and best user experience in the marketplace.

Responsibilities
The intern will be required to develop prototypes based on the security projects the intern is assigned to.

The intern may be required to assist in analysing threat samples in order to identify its malicious functionalities such as information theft, detection evasion and infection routines; network propagation and attack; command-and-control communications and other malicious payload.

Qualifications
  • Some/good knowledge and hands-on experience with x86 assembly language preferred.
  • Some/good experience using debugger tools such as OllyDbg, SoftICE, IDA Pro preferred.
  • Must possess good knowledge of operating systems internals.
  • Must possess good knowledge of TCP/IP protocol.
  • Knowledge in programming in C/C++, Perl, or Python is an advantage.
  • A broad understanding of current security threats and networking essentials is mandatory.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to confidently interact with key senior stakeholders.
Application link



Internship - Art – Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (posted on 30 MARCH 2015)

Company
Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Industry
Art
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
30 March 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
The Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore is an international centre dedicated to supporting innovative and emerging creative practices. Focusing on art and design from the present, it provides an active site for contemporary culture in Singapore.

Established as the curatorial division of LASALLE, the ICA Singapore comprises seven galleries that span a total of 1,500 square metres; one of the largest spaces devoted to contemporary art in Singapore. The ICA Singapore engages local and international audiences in critical viewing and discussion through a diverse program of exhibitions, projects, publications and events.

Responsibilities
An ICA Singapore internship presents a unique opportunity to experience a contemporary arts institution first-hand. Interns work with our curatorial and technical staff to support the planning and delivery of exhibitions. They assist with research and fact-checking for exhibitions, publications and the collection, undertake administrative tasks such as filing, photocopying, archiving and correspondence, and support installations.

Qualifications
Placements are for a minimum of half a day per week, and normally run for six months to a year.

Internships suit university or postgraduate students with knowledge of contemporary international art and a desire to pursue a career in curating or arts administration.

Application link


【BestTop活动】Good Friday - 限时免费职场咨询 BestTop 30mins Career Consulting Service


BestTop Sales Event: Good Friday- Free Career Consultation (limited time)
Thank God it is Good Friday!'

对于BestTop来讲,你们就是真正的Gods。所以在这个Good Friday,BestTop将为您温情献上“Good Friday - 限时免费职场咨询活动”。


For BestTop, you are our God. On this special Good Friday, BestTop would like to present to you our “Good Friday 30min Free Career Consultation” event! 

活动规则 Details:
只要您在4月3 - 5日周末三天中的任意一个时刻预约我们榜单上的任意一位导师, 均可享受到30分钟免费咨询服务。简历修改,面试准备,工作心得,职场体验,职位信息,予取予求。先到先得*,赶快行动吧!
As long as you book one of our mentors between 3rd  – 5th April (Friday-Sunday), you would be able to get 30min free career consultation. Services include Resume Critique, Interview Preparation, Experience Sharing, Job Opportunity information and etc. 


Since we have limited vacancies, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! Come and register ASAP! 

Book our Mentor between 3rd and 5th April with Promotion Code: besttop2015 via www.besttopcareer.com/#!mentors/clse, you will be able to get a free career consulting for 30 mins! (no requirement for the appointment time)

注册时间 Registration Time:
4月3日 – 4月5日 (预约咨询日期不限)Registration will need to be made between 3rd and 5th April with promotion code.

注册方式
点击“http://www.besttopcareer.com/#!mentors/c1se”,选择心仪导师,选取相应服务并预约登记,填写“Promotion Code”:besttop2015

改变你的职业轨迹,也许30分钟,已经足够。

这个复活节,BestTop期待同你的职业生涯一道,涅磐重生。
To change your career, 30 minutes could be enough.

*备注:每位导师免费时段有限,视预约时间先后为序安排。
Ps.  Since every mentor has limited free offering slots, the final booking will be based on the reservation sequence. Again, first come first serve!

Contact us at: Contact@BestTopCareer.com should you have any questions/concerns.


*BestTop Exclusive*- Software Engineer – JN Medsys (posted on 26 MARCH 2015)


Today, BestTop would like to share with you the position of Software Engineer from JN Medsys.

JN Medsys is a people-centered life science company driven by the desire to make complex genomic tools accessible to more people. Through a relentless commitment to innovation, the company aims to deliver simplified solutions that achieve improved performance at better affordability.

Founded on Christmas Day of 2010, JN Medsys plans to be a responsible and caring global company of committed employees who work hard, have fun, and make good products.

JN Medsys is also part of Camtech Management, an incubator of high-tech start-ups in the fields of biotechnology, microfluidics, lab on a chip, and wireless sensing.


Key Responsibility:

  • Develop and maintain embedded software applications for instrument and control
  • Develop  and maintain GUI and software analytics for instrument
  • Develop and maintain test module applications for machine configuration and prototype testing
The ideal candidate:
Entrepreneurial, driven to demonstrate success and willing to learn. He/she should have grit, intelligence and love making good products that benefit people. You should have the following“
  • Bachelor Degree or above in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • 1-3 years of experience in software/firmware development
  • Familiar with programming with development boards e.g. Arduino board
  • Knowledge in Visual Basic & C/C++ Programming, HTML
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
  • Familiar with automation control e.g. knowledge of XY stage/motor control 
  • Familiar with microcontroller/microprocessor programming
  • Familiar with interfacing with camera
  • Experience with instrument development, hardware integration, and image analysis
  • Knowledge in PCB Layout is an advantage
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills 
Interested applicants can send your CV and cover letter to:
Subject: JN Medsys :Software Engineer
Email to: Contact@BestTopCareer.com

Only short-listed applicants will be further informed and no call regarding this position will be answered.



Graduate Program – Commercial, Sales and Marketing – Maersk Line (posted on 25 MARCH 2015)


Company
Maersk Liner
Industry
Container Shipping
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
25 March 2015
Closing Date
30 April 2015

Employer Description
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company and is renowned for its professional and customer-centric approach. The diversity of insights from our 25,000 employees all over the world strengthens our international reputation for high standards and innovation.

Singapore is the regional HQ for Maersk Line Asia Pacific, coordinating activities across Southeast Asia and Oceania. Maersk Line is part of the Maersk Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Group employs about 88,900 people in around 135 countries.

Responsibilities
During the 2-year Graduate Program, you will join a team of highly competent colleagues and jointly participate in reaching the objectives of your department.

Your manager will continually provide you with individual sparring to help you develop professionally and personally.

Being part of a global shipping program, you will meet your fellow Maersk Liner Graduate Program participants from all over the world in four seminars across at least two continents. During these seminars, you will receive insights into the Shipping Industry, grow your understanding of the business and develop your personal competences.

You will take an active role in your own development and work together with your manager and HR to identify your key development needs and build an action plan.

Qualifications
  • Master’s level in Business or related major OR 3 years of working experience.
  • Ambitious individual with a passion and drive to excel.
  • An international mind-set and excellent command of English (both spoken and written).
  • A pragmatic and holistic thinker.
  • Resourceful and flexible with strong capabilities to prioritise, optimise and perform under pressure.
  • Strong desire to pursue a long-term career within the commercial part of the business.
  • International mobility and travels are expected.
Application link



Summer Internship – Data Strategy – Dow Jones (posted on 24 MARCH 2015)


Company
Dow Jones
Industry
News and Publishing (for Financial Information)
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
24 March 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 75 bureaus globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.

Responsibilities
During this three-month data strategy internship, you will work on a variety of projects and tasks assigned by and under the direction of managers in the Data Strategy organization.

Collect and integrate proprietary data and third party licensed content.

Process and integrate articles from more than 35,000 news and business sources, while also providing equity exchange data from 43 countries and over 82,000 listed instruments.

Qualifications

  • Good research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Internet savvy
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Verbal and written communications skills
  • Fluent in English and another language. Foreign languages helpful as you'll deal with Data Strategy team members around the globe, including Barcelona, London and Hong Kong (no travel required)
Application link



Graduate Program - Consulting – Mercer (posted on 23 MARCH 2015)


Company
Mercer
Industry
Consulting
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
23 March 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's more than 20,500 employees are based in more than 40 countries, and we operate in more than 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital.

Responsibilities
Participants will complete five different rotations across the various business area

Business Analysis: Learn about how the various employee benefits insurance product and the insurance broking process, and gain an understanding of reading financial reports

Operations: Gain understanding of various contract provision, make claims assessment and working through vendors and understanding the claims process

Quality Assurance: Build knowledge of group insurance business, preparing a pro-forma and renewal reports and conduct peer review for the reports

Client Relations: Learn the Mercer client cycle and be involved in the analysis of clients’ medical claims data and coordination of client’s communication sessions

Consulting: Deep dive of claim analytics and gain understand of the design and delivery of benefits philosophy

Qualifications
A Highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills
Commitment to first class service;
Good listener- someone who can listen well to clients’ requirements
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage tight timelines & multi-task
Ability to articulate with intelligence, passion and energy

Self-starter, meticulous and independent

Application link



Internship – Innovation and Development – Philips (posted on 20 MARCH 2015)

Company
Philips
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
20 March 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a diversified technology company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Employing over 122,000 employees in over 100 countries, the company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.

Responsibilities
Idea generation of new features and functions that value-add to consumers of Philips' Garment Care products
Developing shortlisted ideas into executable concepts for prototyping, functional testing, user evaluation and reliability assessment - especially related to Electronic and Electrical control and logic
Assisting in testing and data acquisition for analysis and decision making on turning promising ideas into feasible product features
Assisting in the development of new feature and functions for Garment Care products.

Qualifications
  • A strong interest in product design
  • Basic working knowledge of electronic and electrical engineering, electrical wiring and soldering
  • Able to do hands-on with small tools such as soldering gun
  • Able to innovate and improvise mockup ideas and concepts for evaluation
  • Good with Excel data analysis
Application link



Early Career Program (Graduate Program) - Technical Marketing Engineer – SABIC (posted on 18 MARCH 2015)

Company
SABIC
Industry
Chemical Manufacturing and Engineering
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
18 March 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) is a diversified manufacturing company, active in chemicals and intermediates, industrial polymers, fertilizers, and metals. SABIC was the world's fourth largest chemical producer. SABIC is also the world’s largest producer of mono-ethylene glycol, MTBE, granular urea, polycarbonate, polyphenylene and polyether imide.

In 2014, SABIC was ranked fourth in the world among chemical companies by Fortune Global 500.

SABIC's manufacturing network in Saudi Arabia consists of 18 affiliates. Most of these are based in the Al-Jubail Industrial City on the coast of the Persian Gulf.

Responsibilities
The 15 months program is aimed to develop high-potential candidates to ensure succession pipeline for Technical Marketing
  • Provide sound technical & commercial solutions on product-application development to customers and OEM/brand owners 
  • Support application and Product Development/Improvement projects with customers as well as within SABIC 
  • Support segmentation plan with Business Management and Sales Organization
  •  Analyze segment & application market trends, gaps, competitors portfolio and opportunities and implement segment strategy in close collaboration with Business & Sales according to Business Plan 
  • Provide inputs on required product portfolio strategy in line with market needs and the production capabilities of SABIC assets (NPI/NPD) 
  • Provide regular technical/market segment training to Customers and SABIC Sales to increase awareness and seek further market opportunities 
  • Support in translating market analysis in T&I projects (product developments, product phase outs, product cost price reductions) 
  • Assist Technical Centre on complaint analysis and provide advice on final technical complaint justification
Qualifications
  • Good Bachelors or Honors degree in Polymers Science or Chemical Engineering 
  • 0-2 years relevant experience in plastic processing or marketing 
  • Fresh graduates who have extensive intern experience or are active in extra-curricular activities will be preferred
  • Possess broad functional understanding or work experience in a related industry 
  • Good communication skills including effective command of written and spoken English 
  • Adaptability to international environment with different cultures 
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated personal leadership and effective collaboration skills 
  • Program will start 1st July 2015
Application link