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 - Corporate – Great Eastern (posted on 30 OCTOBER 2014)

Company
Great Eastern
Industry
Financial Services
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
30 October 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Founded in 1908, Great Eastern is the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. With S$61.8 billion in assets and around 4.7 million policyholders, the Group also operates in Indonesia, Vietnam and Brunei and has a joint venture in China as well as a representative office in Myanmar. It was named Life Insurance Company of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards in 2011 and 2013 by Asia Insurance Review.

Great Eastern is also a subsidiary of OCBC Bank, the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets. It is one of the world's most highly-rated banks, with an 'Aa1' rating from Moody's and was also ranked by Bloomberg Markets as the world's strongest bank in 2011 and 2012.

Responsibilities
The Great Step Program is a 10-week internship programme which seeks to offer students a valuable insight into the heart of our business.

The program will comprise exposure to our business operations as well as participation in process improvement projects. Interns will be attached to a department close to your field of study and be mentored and closely guided throughout the attachment. You will also be invited to participate in corporate events including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects and our employee health and wellness activities.
The best students who exhibit exceptional performance and leadership potential will be invited to enroll in our exclusive Management Associate Program upon graduation.

Qualifications
Degree Holder/Graduating Student in a local University who can commit from Dec 2014 for at least 2 months (or 10 weeks)

Application link
Please apply for this position by submitting your CV to recruitment@greateasternlife.com 



Management Associate Program – Operations & Technology – Citibank (posted on 29 OCTOBER 2014)


Company
Citibank
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
29 October 2014
Closing Date
27 February 2014

Employer Description
The Management Associate Specialist Program is designated for those who are interested to pursue their careers in Operations. This program is a 24-month structured rotational program within the Operations functions. Upon completion of the rotations, MAs will be placed in Operations.

Apart from on-the-job training, all MAs attend a regional developmental program (MAGIC). The program offers a comprehensive foundation of institutional banking products through a combination of classroom lectures, group projects and presentations. You will also be given opportunities to participate in a wide array of internal and external training programs throughout your career with the bank.

Responsibilities
To do well in this role, you must be a highly motivated and results-oriented individual. A financial background is not a must, but it is a nice-to-have. More importantly, you must have a passion in the financial services sector, and a strong initiative to constantly learn and apply what you have acquired to your work.

You must have superior academic performance and first class analytical skills. But it’s just as important that you have the confidence and credibility to build relationships with clients, and possess excellent communication skills. Not to mention that we expect you to work well both independently and effectively in a team, while exhibiting the highest commitment to integrity and ethical decision making.

Qualifications

You need to possess strong verbal and written communication skills in English, and good command of Chinese language ability is also preferred. You need to hold a Bachelor or Degree from a reputable university and have no more than three years of work experience if you have already graduated.

Application link


Summer Internship Program – Transaction Services – Royal Bank of Scotland (posted on 28 OCTOBER 2014)

Company
Royal Bank of Scotland
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
28 October 2014
Closing Date
01 December 2014

Employer Description
Major corporates, financial institutions and governments across the UK, Europe and Asia turn to RBS for the best in wholesale banking. RBS offers expertise across debt financing, risk management and transaction services, with particular strength in fixed income, foreign exchange, rates, credit, trade finance and cash and liquidity management.

Transaction Services is one of the world’s top payments businesses.  The team helps clients move money around the world, mange cash flows and mitigate the risks of dealing in multiple currencies. The bank’s expertise here spans cash and liquidity management, trade and supply chain finance, as well as merchant acquiring services.

Responsibilities
Day to day, you’ll draw up lists of target clients and get involved in credit and risk assessments. You’ll also be exposed to team growth strategy deliberation and carry out research to deepen client understanding.

Working in this team will also see you monitor each product’s performance to get a real insight into its capabilities. You’ll be involved in the product development process too, so you can expect to contribute to client discussions and strategic business cases.

From the outset, you’ll liaise with key stakeholders and clients – initially on the phone, then very possibly in person. As well as acquainting you with different cultures that make up RBS, this will be a chance to make your mark internationally.

Qualifications
  • Ideally you will have obtained excellent academic results, a GPA of 3.4/4.0 or above
  • Keen interest in financial markets. Fluency in English is essential and Asian language skills are desired
  • Excellent people skills, along with influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong work ethic, with a high degree of maturity, self-initiative, integrity, enthusiasm, and must be a team player 
  • Ability to handle pressure in a fast-paced environment
Application link





Internship – Sales Management – Porsche Design Group (posted on 27 OCTOBER 2014)


Company
Porsche Design Group
Industry
Product Design
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
27 October 2014
Closing Date
n.a.

Employer Description
The Porsche Design Studio was established in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the Porsche founder and designer of the Porsche 911.

Porsche Design Group, based in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, was founded in November 2003 as a majority-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG to combine Porsche AG's and Porsche Design Group’s accessories and licensing business into one single company.

Responsibilities
  • Assist franchise business department in day-to-day tasks and supporting partners from all over Asia
  • Reporting of sales information, preparing and distributing monthly reports
  • Prepare presentations by compiling data; developing presentation formats and materials
  • Communicate product and event information, follow-up and reminders
  • Assist in the organisation, set-up and follow-up of company events and conferences

Qualifications
  • Knowledge of MS Office highly regarded
  • Experience in providing administrative support
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to frequent changes in workload

Application link
Interested applicants are invited to apply with a detailed resume to: Nina Razali at contact@porsche-design.asia



BestTop Career Workshop – Banking Industry Special Edition (Oct Intake)




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 25 Oct & 01 Nov 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 (Sat, 25 Oct 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 (Sat, 25 Oct 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, 01 Nov 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, 01 Nov 2014)
- Discover ways to stand out in group discussion interviews.
- Practices group interviews shown in ACs.

Guest Speakers
- Credit Risk, DBS
- Private Banking, Standard Chartered
- Coverage, Royal Bank of Scotland
- Trading, Pictet & Cie

Participation Method
- Attend in person

- Attend via online webinar platform

Registration
Fill in below intention form and we will contact you shortly. If you have any enquire, please contact (+65) 8226 8045 or email us at contact@BestTopCareer.com




Retail Clients Fast Track Program – Standard Chartered Bank (posted on 23 OCTOBER 2014)

Company
Standard Chartered Bank
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
23 October 2014
Closing Date
Na.

Employer Description
Standard Chartered operate in some of the world's most dynamic markets and have been for over 150 years. More than 90 per cent of our income and profits are derived from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

It is one of the world's most international banks. Its global network provides banking services in some of the world's most dynamic markets. Thus, it has been listed on the London, Hong Kong and Mumbai stock exchanges, and rank among the top 20 companies in the FTSE-100 by market capitalisation.

It provides a wide-range of products and services for personal and business customers across 68 markets. It is one of the world's most international banks with over 1,700 branches, offices and outlets in 68 countries.

Responsibilities
In your first year you will be given the broadest possible exposure to our business. These are some of the projects and experiences you can expect: 
  • Cross-selling and working to migrate transactions to electronic/self-service channels 
  • Managing interactions with customers, striving to deliver exceptional customer service 
  • Gaining maximum sales exposure across the full portfolio of the Bank's products.
Qualifications
  • An undergraduate degree. 
  • The legal right to work in the country that you are applying to. 
  • Business level English (the ability to speak more than one language will be highly regarded). 
Application link


Management Development Program – Trading – Fung Group (posted on 22 OCTOBER 2014)


Company
Fung Group
Industry
Trading, Logistics, Distribution and Retailing
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
22 October 2014
Closing Date
30 November 2014

Employer Description
Fung Holdings (1937) Limited, a privately-held business entity headquartered in Hong Kong, is the major shareholder of the Fung Group of companies, whose core businesses are engaged in Trading, Logistics, Distribution and Retailing.

Responsibilities
For MAs specializing in the Brand and Retail Track, in addition to what the MAs in the Trading Track typically possess, we also prefer that they have a native language and 1 year of work experience (preferably in brand, retail, service and/or e-commerce and omnichannel) in the market they intend to apply for.


Qualifications
A university degree with an excellent command of English. Having some work experience is preferable.

Application link



2015 Global Markets Summer Analyst - Sales – Nomura Holdings (posted on 21 OCTOBER 2014)

Company
Nomura Holdings
Industry
Financial Management
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship (Summer Analyst)
Post Date
21 October 2014
Closing Date
14 November 2014

Employer Description
Nomura Holdings, Inc. (野村ホールディングス株式会社) is a Japanese financial holding company, and a principal member of the Nomura Group. It, along with its broker-dealer, banking and other financial services subsidiaries, provides investment, financing and related services to individual, institutional and government customers on a global basis with an emphasis on securities businesses.

Responsibilities
Nomura recruits a number of undergraduate students in their penultimate year for our 10-week Summer Analyst Program in the Global Markets Division. The Program offers an exciting opportunity for accomplished and highly motivated individuals to gain exposure to the financial services industry. It is also a great chance to get a feel for our culture, create new networks and gain valuable on-the-job training.
  • With assistance, perform market and relative value analyses 
  • Provide sales support including enhancing existing sales coverage platforms and accounts management 
  • Summarize overnight market movements and present in morning meetings to Traders/Sales 
  • Develop Product specific investment ideas and pitch internally 
  • Run a model portfolio of investment ideas over the duration of the internship 
  • Be prepared to work on ad hoc projects and team specific projects such as Franchise Enhancement and database maintenance 
  • Proactively learn and familiarize self with sales, regulatory, and financial concepts 
  • Be committed, hardworking, and driven to learn and contribute to the team

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent with a Strong academic record
  • Minimum grades: Distinction, 2:1, GPA 3.5 or equivalent 
  • Enthusiastic, Self-starter, proactive and curious about financial markets
  • Able to perform effectively in a team environment
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment 
  • High personal and professional standards 
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to new situations
Application link



Internship (Compliance) – Banking – DZ Bank (posted on 20 October 2014)


Company
DZ Bank
Industry
Banking and Finance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
20 October 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, is acting as central bank, corporate bank and parent holding company of the DZ BANK Group.

As an internationally oriented corporate bank, DZ Bank serves SME customers directly and provides them with the full range of Corporate Finance products to fund both operations and investments. In Investment Banking, the bank is specialized in Fixed Income and private-customer-focused securities services.

Responsibilities
  • Day-to-day compliance related matters 
  • Analyze development in the regulatory environment 
  • Identify compliance risks and monitor bank's operations to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Conduct compliance checks at regular intervals

Qualifications
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), German (advantageous)
  • Interests in planning and operation of regulatory compliance and/or deep understanding of local and international compliance regulatory standards (typically Anti-Money Laundering guidelines)
  • High degree of initiative and creativity, analytical skills, trustworthiness, pro-active, adaptable, concentration skills, good time management and organizational skills 
  • Preferably with law knowledge e.g. Banking Law 
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint 

Application link

Please send resume to Ms Lyncia Tan at lyncia.tan@dzbank.de