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.

Junior Engineer/Junior Field Engineer – Ispahan Group (posted on 01 SEPTEMBER 2014)

Hi BestTop blog readers,

Today, BestTop would like to share with you BestTop Exclusive Career Opportunity at Ispahan Group. Ispahan Group a fast growing engineering, consulting, services and training organisation based in Singapore.

Company
Ispahan Group
Industry
Engineering & Consultancy
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Permanent
Post Date
01  September 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Ispahan Group is an engineering consultancy based in Singapore and strives to spread its business into Malaysia and Thailand. To streamline and improve the company’s program performance and growth potential, Ispahan, as a SME, focuses on four operating areas, namely Engineering, IT Solutions, Training (Technical and Soft Skills) and Management Services.

Ispahan Group was founded initially as an engineering consultancy providing engineering support to manufacturing companies. It then expanded its services to a much wider range of industries. One sector is focusing on software solutions and provides backup and disaster recovery solutions, and electronic document management. In addition, Ispahan also provides productivity solutions for the manufacturing sector and the architecture, engineering & construction (AEC) sectors.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Junior Field Engineer
Junior Field Engineer (1 to 5 years’ experience) shall provide hands on execution support for process commissioning activities.

He/She shall have sufficient experience and knowledge of GEP/cGMP, Bio-pharm or related process industries to be able to execute field verification activities under the asperses of GMP/GEP without the requirement for direct supervision.

Specific required experience/knowledge (without the need for extended mentoring or tutelage): Site static commissioning test executions (e.g P&ID walkdowns and slope verifications), an understanding of (Process and automation) GEP systems and process documentation, MS office applications, construction site safety.

Junior Commissioning Engineer
Junior Engineer (1 to 3 years’ experience) shall provide hands on support for the generation, review and update of GEP/C&Q test documentation for process commissioning activities.

He/She shall have sufficient experience and knowledge of Bio-pharm or Pharmaceutical systems or related process industries to be able to generate, amend, track and duplicate commissioning test scripts under the asperses of GMP/GEP without the requirement for direct supervision.

Application link
For interested candidates, please email their CV to careers@ispahan.com


Graduate Trainee Consultant Program - Sales – Euromonitor International (posted on 28 AUGUST 2014)

Company
Euromonitor International
Industry
Strategy Research 
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
28 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Established in 1972, Euromonitor International is the world leader in strategy research for consumer markets. Comprehensive international coverage and leading edge innovation make our products an essential resource for companies locally and worldwide. It offers market research, business intelligence reports, and data to industry.

Its research and consulting unit offers competitor intelligence, market and trends analysis, mergers and acquisitions research, and statistical data analysis and modelling in a range of industries ranging from consumer goods to travel service

Responsibilities
  • Understanding the systems and industries being sold to
  • Cold calling and making initial contacts and introductions to Euromonitor and our range of market analysis products and consulting capabilities
  • Understanding the structure of target companies to make the most of sales opportunities
  • Penetrating the companies and networking to all key decision makers and influencers
  • Giving online demonstrations of Passport and related systems to target personnel
  • Making tailored proposals, negotiating and closing deals
  • Making face-to-face pitches to key personnel at potential customers in Asia Pacific
  • Working closely with the consulting team in developing customised solutions for clients
  • Involving other Euromonitor staff in client pitches as appropriate
  • Setting up trial and new Passport accounts
  • Logging all client communication in Euromonitor’s client contact systems
  • Helping clients with research and/or technical support, as required
Qualifications
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Intellectual capacity to understand and use our complex research systems
  • The ability to pick up  an understanding of  the types of marketing, strategy and business planning found in the consumer industries we serve
  • The requisite sales characteristics of tenacity, drive, commercial awareness, persuasiveness and ability to close deals at all level 
  • Oral and written fluency in English.  Ability to speak other Asian languages in order to liaise with clients and contacts is of added advantage
  • Ability to develop the skills to manage your sales territory and to manage ongoing discussions with many different companies at the same time 
  • Ability to meet regular sales targets, quarterly and annually, so able to work under pressure
Application link



Content Marketing Intern – SingPost (posted on 27 AUGUST 2014)

Company
SingPost
Industry
Logistics
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
27 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Headquartered in Singapore, SP eCommerce is an ecommerce enabler that provides brands and retailers with an end to end eCommerce solution in Asia. We are a business division of Singapore Post Limited, a public listed company with a market cap of over US$1.6 billion. SP eCommerce offers a best-in-class eCommerce technology platform, digital marketing services, customer care support, combined with an extensive fulfilment and logistics network in Asia. Since forming in 2012, SP eCommerce now runs the entire eCommerce operation for vPost, Omigo.com, adidas Online Store and many more. 

Responsibilities
Campaign management - generate campaign ideas. Coordinate across multiple teams to deliver multi-channel, integrated tactical campaigns. 

Email marketing - conceptualize, content creation, execute and report on email marketing programs aimed at increasing leads, engagement and revenue. 

Social media marketing - manage and execute social media marketing plans. 

Web content management - Updating of content on website, work with designers to create web banners for display on site.  

Qualifications
  • Mature personality with positive attitude
  • Proficient in MS office
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Application link
You may send your application to clement@singpost.com.



Internship - Wealth Management Investment Products & Services – UBS (posted on 26 AUGUST 2014)

Company
UBS
Industry
Finance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
26 August 2014
Closing Date
14 November 2014

Employer Description
UBS Investment Bank's Securities business provides services to professional investors across financial markets. These investors could be asset managers, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds or other large pools of professionally-managed capital. Our offering incorporates investment advice and all trading and post-trade services. We're a top-tier global equities house with leading franchises in research, cash equities, derivatives and prime brokerage. We also offer sophisticated structured solutions on our market leading FX and precious metal platforms. Our rates and credit business provides secondary trading capabilities, primary issuance capability and more structured solutions across government and corporate bonds. We are a client-focused business that we believe has adapted well to the new regulatory environment and is well positioned to succeed as new models of investment banking emerge. 

Responsibilities
Wealth Management Investment Products and Services (IPS) brings together product specialists from various business divisions involved in product development, coverage/sales support and execution, and provides best-in-class services to various client segments under a single roof. IPS aims to make UBS's services and expertise easily available to client advisors and clients out of an integrated and efficient organization, and to develop investment products and services that satisfy our clients' needs. 

As an intern in our team you will join one of the business sectors within IPS and be equipped with core skills and knowledge about your sector. Regardless of the sector you will be joining, you will benefit from an in-depth learning experience and exposure to a wide variety of areas. These include products, sales, risk, marketing, or management. In addition to helping you build an extensive network, we will provide you with an understanding of Wealth Management and how our business functions.

Qualifications
This internship program targets students entering their senior/penultimate year of university.

Academic credentials are important but these need to be coupled with excellent communication skills, creativity, perseverance and tenacity.

We are looking for graduates with a range of perspectives, experiences and skills, who have the potential to make a real difference. 

Application link



Graduate Trainee – Geophysicist – Dolphin Geophysical (posted on 25 AUGUST 2014)


Company
Dolphin Geophysical
Industry
Oil and Gas/Marine Sciences
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
25 August 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Dolphin Geophysical, headquartered in Bergen Norway, has been formed by a team of senior managers, well known and experienced in the marine seismic industry. Backed by a first class marine supplier, incredible project track record and committed industrial investors, Dolphin Geophysical is building one of the leading and most cost effective marine seismic companies prepared for the next decade of Oil and Gas exploration.

Responsibilities
You will become part of a seismic data processing team in Singapore. Training will be a significant feature of the job to assist with career growth. Experienced applicants should have either an offshore or onshore marine processing background. New or recent graduates should have a strong degree in geophysics, physics or related engineering or the numerate sciences. Opportunities to work offshore on one of our high end seismic vessels may also exist once experience has been gained in the office.

Qualifications

  • Graduated this summer - 2014 in a science or maths related subjects 
  • Collaborative and team focused
  • Logical and efficient, with a keen attention to detail with the ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks to deadlines
Application link



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Graduate Program – Applications and Business Services – Hewlett Packard (posted on 21 AUGUST 2014)


Company
Hewlett Packard (HP)
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
21 August 2014
Closing Date
06 September 2014

Employer Description
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.

No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers' specific needs.

Responsibilities
The 2014 Applications and Business Services Graduate Program is an 18-month talent development program, consisting of three rotations of 6 months within Software Development, Business Analysis, and Testing Capabilities designed to give graduates the opportunity to apply specialized knowledge to conceptualize, design, develop, unit-test, configure, and implement portions of new or enhanced (upgrades or conversions) business and technical software solutions through application of appropriate standard software development life cycle methodologies and processes. A permanent role will be assigned after 18 months, which is end of the program.

You will have the opportunity to participate as a member of Applications and Business Services team in areas of Software Engineering, Business Analysis, Testing, as well as Run & Change Services and will work closely with project roles (e.g. Project Manager, Technical Lead, Business Analyst) to gain an understanding of the business environment & technical context.

Qualifications
Either graduated or pending graduation for a bachelor of Engineering/Science or equivalent degree in computer science or related area of study and may have up to 1 year of technical experience.
  • Java, J2EE, EJB, C, C++, C#, VB.Net.
  • Understanding of RDBMS databases such SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Basic understanding of testing tools and unit test scripting.
  • Experience using (or an understanding of the use of) an Integrated Development Environment (e.g. Eclipse, Visual Studio).
  • Knowledge in UNIX environment will be advantageous.
  • Good oral and written English communication skills.

Application link



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