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.

BestTop Career Workshop – Banking Industry Special Edition




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. By experience sharing and job application skill coaching, BestTop make sure you are all ready for winning over a dream job. Visit www.BestTopCareer.com for more information.

BestTop have conducted several workshops for students and recent grads (click to view previous sessions). The responses are very positive and our participants highlight that BestTop has offered valuable advice and suggestion on career preparation and planning (click to view testimonies).


Course Overview
Always wonder what it is like to work for a bank in Singapore?
Always wonder how to get your first job as a banker?
We are privileged to launch BestTop Career Workshop on Banking Industry Special Edition in Singapore on 28 Sep & 04 Oct 2014. All the wonders you have about banking will get answered during the workshop. Each session is organized in the format of a customized 2-hour small group sharing class. You will walk away with handful of industrial information and application and interview tips.

Course Benefit
- Interactive face-to-face workshop with real-life examples
- Industrial insight shared by experienced working professionals
- Career planning, psychometric test, mock interview and resume critiques

Course Sessions
Session 1- Resume Writing for Banking Jobs (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
- Write outstanding resumes and cover letters that suit best to banking jobs.
- Receive customized feedback of your resume.

Session 2 - Behavioral Interview for Banking Jobs (Sun, 28 Sep 2014)
- Learn essential skills to be prepared for tough interview questions.
- Practice typical bank’s interview questions.

Session 3 - Career Planning in Financial Industry (Sat, 04 Oct 2014)
- Discovery your strengths, values and interests through personality test.
- Acquire techniques for a successful transition to work.

Session 4 - Mock Interview for Banking Jobs (Sat, 04 Oct 2014)
- Discover ways to stand out in group discussion interviews.
- Practices group interviews shown in ACs.

Guest Speakers
- Credit Risk, DBS
- Syndicate Bond, Deutsche Bank
- Coverage, Royal Bank of Scotland
- Trading, Pictet & Cie

Registration
Send your resume to apply@BestTopCareer.com with subject: Application – Banking Industry Special Edition

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


Voyage Program – Hotel Management – Marriott Hotels Resorts (posted on 16 SEPTEMBER 2014)

Company
Marriott Hotels Resorts
Industry
Hotel
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
16 September 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Marriott International offers you the opportunity to find the hospitality job and career journey that's right for you. With more than 1100 managed properties and 18 brands you'll find us in your neighborhood and in more than 74 countries across the globe. Find Your World at Marriott.

Responsibilities
Voyage is Marriott International's global leadership development program for recent university graduates. The program offers a foundation of development, resources and support for future leaders of our company across our portfolio of brands. This innovative program is a combination of hands-on, discipline-specific training and leadership-focused curriculum all accessed through an innovative virtual environment. The 12-18 month duration of the program is designed to meet a Voyager's individual training needs. The training will take place at a Marriott International managed hotel.

Through the Voyage program, Voyagers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Marriott's rich culture and diverse portfolio of brands. Joining this elite group of future leaders will allow a Voyager to shape his or her career and expand their horizons. Learn firsthand how Marriott guides our global business and sets the standard for the hospitality industry.

Qualifications
To be eligible, candidates must have graduated within the past 12 months or be currently enrolled in a college/university with an expected graduation date within 12 months.

Actively pursues learning and self-development to enhance personal and professional growth; shares learning.

Steps forward to address difficult issues and guides others toward the accomplishment of identified, meaningful goals.

Application link



Management Associate Program - Consumer Internet Platform – Garena (posted on 11 SEPTEMBER 2014)

Company
Garena
Industry
Information Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
11 September 2014
Closing Date
31 October 2014

Employer Description
Since its inception, Garena has seen unprecedented growth and become a leading platform provider for online and mobile entertainment and communication across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, serving millions of users.

In 2012, Garena launched TalkTalk, a highly engaging real-time voice and video communication platform, and subsequently in 2013, BeeTalk.

Responsibilities
The Garena MA Program is a one year program, consisting of 3 rotations with different departments in the local office and 1 attachment to our overseas office.

The MAs will go through rigorous training during the year following internal talent development program. In addition, every MA will be mentored by a senior staff member.

Qualifications
Challenge: In Garena we take on challenges every day. It can be in the form of fulfilling new customers' demands, coming out with innovative product designs or venturing into new territories. That is why we are looking for people who love challenges and always strive to go beyond comfort zones.

Passion: "To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work." This famous saying by Sister Mary Lauretta has become one of Garena's golden rules. We welcome all applicants who share the same desire and passion in online games with us.

Adaptability: Users' demands are changing at lightning speed. Being able to identify the new trends and satisfy all market needs are essential to succeed in this industry. Quick learners who are able to cope with the changing working environment are the best fit for Garena.

Diversity: The nature of the job requires us to travel overseas and work with international partners. Therefore international students who are able to speak local languages and possess local market knowledge are welcome to apply.

Application link



Graduate Program - Global Markets – Barclays (posted on 10 SEPTEMBER 2014)

Company
Barclays
Industry
Global Markets
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
10 September 2014
Closing Date
15 November 2014

Employer Description
Barclays has more than 300 years of history. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date. As one of the world’s major financial services providers. Its expertise across personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, and wealth and investment management offers true variety.

Responsibilities
Global Markets is where the world happens first – which makes it a fast and fascinating place to build a career. Clients such as corporations and governments look to us to execute and risk-manage a broad range of sales and trade solutions worldwide. And our market leading teams in Quantitative Analytics, Research, Sales, Structuring and Trading work closely together towards this common purpose. In short, Global Markets includes departments like Quantitative Analytics, Public Finance, Research and Sales, Trading and Structuring.

Qualifications
Respect – for the people you work with, valuing their contributions
Integrity – acting fairly, ethically and openly
Service – taking the time to understand others, to offer them the right solutions
Excellence – using your energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results
Stewardship – being passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Application link



Global Analyst Training Program – Inhouse Consulting – Deutsche Bank (posted on 09 SEPTEMBER 2014)


Company
Deutsche Bank
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
09 September 2014
Closing Date
28 September 2014

Employer Description
Deutsche Bank AG (literally "German Bank"; is a German global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt. It has more than 100,000 employees in over 70 countries, and has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and the emerging markets.

By joining the Inhouse Consulting team, and you’ll be a catalyst for operational and strategic change. We deliver business and infrastructure projects for every division of the bank – projects that range from the integration of companies we’ve acquire through to product development and process optimization. This means you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to learn about the industry and our business – as well as to network widely.

Responsibilities
It all begins with our Global Induction Program, where you’ll have the chance to network in one location with fellow graduates from around the world. Our senior leaders will share their vision for Deutsche Bank with you, and then your training as a Consultant will begin in earnest. As well as a customized training curriculum, you’ll work on projects across the business, learning how to combine banking expertise with in-depth consulting know-how. From the nuts and bolts of project management techniques to concept development, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills through a dynamic, interactive and hands-on approach. This training will help you have an immediate impact, doing what Deutsche Bank does best - providing real innovation and creative solutions for our clients.

Qualifications
Outstanding academic achievement, fluent English and German, and a cosmopolitan mindset are all essential qualities in these influential global roles. You’ll also need a collaborative approach and a commitment to putting the needs of the customer center stage. We take people from a range of academic disciplines – including Banking & Finance, Business and Engineering. Qualification-wise, the only essential is that you’ve developed strong analytical and conceptual skills during your studies. We’d also like you to have some experience working in a consulting environment – perhaps as an intern. Add to all this the ability to think creatively and solve problems, and a drive to learn, develop and succeed.

Application link


Internship – Education & Organization Training – ST Electronics (posted on 08 SEPTEMBER 2014)

Company
ST Electronics
Industry
Info-Software Systems
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
08 September 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte Ltd [STEE-eServ] is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) Pte Ltd, incorporated in early 2007, offering managed services to government agencies and beyond.

STEE-eServ is the first privatised home-grown shared services organisation in Singapore that has a fully operational centre delivering a complete suite of HR, Finance and Administrative services. STEE-eServ's capabilities range from the key HR services of payroll, benefits and claims, corporate travel, welfare programmes, event management, staff development, career transition, to financial services of accounts payable, accounts receivable, accounting and reporting, as well as in various administration involving huge customer groups.

Responsibilities
Conduct training needs analysis on Organisational and Continuing Education Programmes for our customers based on research from the websites, documentary review of course materials, feedback reports etc, to ascertain the extent of relevancy as compared to the emerging trends in the market place and similar environment

Study and examine the Organisational Training programmes available in the Public Sector and ascertain and make recommendations if the programmes are relevant to existing customers

Research on the local training providers and agencies that offer similar or related Organisational and Continuing Education programmes and perform benchmarking to evaluate competitiveness and relevance of the current training offerings and approaches/methodology and propose any areas for enhancement / improvement

Based on the above, propose and recommend the specific areas (including the contents and course materials, etc) for review of the existing Organisational Training and Continuing Education programmes to meet the specific needs of the various target audience

The recommendations would include sourcing and proposing new Continuing Education programmes to replace / complement the existing programmes, where appropriate

Qualifications
Preferred Student's Specialisation: Human Resource Consulting / Organisational Development / Business Studies
Must be willing to work at Depot Road

Application link
Send email to: thungyiyang@stee.stengg.com


TDP Graduate Trainee – Oil and Gas Trading - BP (posted on 04 SEPTEMBER 2014)


Company
BP
Industry
Oil and Gas Trading
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
04 September 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
BP is one of the largest traders of oil and gas in the world. Integrated Supply and Trading (IST) is the market-facing component of all our trading activities. It combines all our oil, gas, power and chemical trading activities and has a dedicated financial markets trading team that manages our daily exposure to global currency and interest rate fluctuations. We work with other energy companies, financial institutions such as investment banks and hedge funds, as well as companies looking to reduce their exposure to the risks of changing oil prices. If you have a passion for trading and ambition to work in a fast-paced, energetic environment, explore the trading opportunities within IST.

Responsibilities
IST Global Oil EH's Trading Development Program (TDP) is a two- to three-year programme focused on developing trading professionals. Through a combination of continual training and job rotations, we will expose you to one of the hottest sectors and some of the best traders in the energy industry.

From the ground up, a fully structured program where you will rotate through different roles, each of them demanding real outputs, with real accountability for driving commercial value. On our Trading Development Program, we'll give you the jobs which teach you what you need to know about trading energy.

Qualifications
Strong academic record and a bachelor or higher degree in any discipline.
Less than 2 years professional work experience.
Fully mobile and willing to move to any BP location during your Trading Development Program.
Bachelor Degree or higher education
Internship or some commercial experience

Application link



Graduate Program – Sales and Distribution – IBM (posted on 03 SEPTEMBER)

Company
IBM
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
03 September 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected.

IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 18th year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame. The company was behind the inventions of the PC; SABRE travel reservation system; UPC codes, Watson, the Jeopardy!-playing computing system, and more.

Responsibilities
Ambitious. Got a passion for business. Challenged yourself and stretched on a daily basis and where you'll get genuine responsibility from day one. Maybe you want early contact with clients? Maybe you want to use what you've learnt on your degree and apply it in the world of business? Maybe you want to work for a company that allows you to give something back to the community? Whatever you want, whatever is important to you, stop looking at other companies and start thinking about IBM.

You'll be joining a company that brings together more people from diverse backgrounds to solve real problems for companies all over the world.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree

English: Fluent

Application link



Mechanical Trainee – Pharmaceutical & Manufacturing – Pfizer (posted on 02 SEPTEMBER 2014)


Company
Pfizer
Industry
Pharmaceutical & Manufacturing
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Trainee Program
Post Date
02 September 2014
Closing Date
23 September 2014

Employer Description
Pfizer, Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, and with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, United States. It is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues. One of the world's premiere bio-pharmaceutical companies.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure smooth equipment operation by carrying out equipment repairs and maintenance activities, troubleshooting of plant equipment and facilities under minimum guidance.
  • Support project construction and commissioning through active involvement in punch listing and equipment start up commissioning activities; support project team on construction activities. 
  • Carry out preventive maintenance programs as per schedule in conformance with operational standards/cGMP for plant equipment & facilities. 
  • Resolve maintenance problems by contributing ideas / suggestions and provide support on equipment reliability improvement initiatives. 
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment on areas under one's responsibility. Participate in safety audits, understand and follow safety procedures/regulations.
  • Maintain good working relations with team by working closely with the supervisor and other team members to resolve any issues.
  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with government and FDA regulations.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and schedule training; understand procedures and apply cGMP practice in daily work. 

Qualifications
ITC
Diploma or relevant degree

Application link