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.

Graduate Program – Supply Chain – Henkel Adhesive Technologies (posted on 26 FEBRUARY 2015)

Company
Henkel Adhesive Technologies
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
26 February 2015
Closing Date
04 March 2015

Employer Description
Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence.

Responsibilities
  • Graduate Development Program is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders from the most talented graduates, via structured learning and development with a global standard of excellence. Successful fresh graduates hired under this program will undergo 52 weeks of training both on the job and in classroom.
  • Perform daily supply planning activities
  • Handle inventory management
  • Participate actively in the sales and operations planning meetings
  • Handle import/export activities
  • Coordinate with the designated 3rd Party Logistics vendor on various supply chain matters
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business Management
  • Analytically strong and team-oriented, with an international mindset
  • No work experience required -- fresh graduates are highly encouraged to apply
  • Independent thinker who acts and decides objectively and with integrity
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Computer literate
Application link



Industrial Attachment – Operations – Bank of America Merrill Lynch (posted on 25 FEBRUARY 2015)

Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
25 February 2015
Closing Date
15 March 2015

Employer Description
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. It provides services in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management

Responsibilities
The Industrial Attachment Program is a 6 month regional program designed to provide interns with a unique opportunity to gain an extended exposure to life at BAML and also make significant contributions to the Technology and Operations team with which they are placed. The Industrial Attachment Program begins with an orientation and induction to the firm. Industrial Attachment interns are given a true associate experience, as internships mirror full-time positions and include goal-setting and a formal review process.

Plan & execute risk programs with APAC Global Technology & Operations Department
Review & analyze data and information
Support in production of risk reports
Support the production of dashboards and reports to facilitate decision making
Creating and maintaining monthly dashboard, spend reports and Vendor Masterlist
Reviewing and analyzing the vendor’s spend data
Assisting the vendor managers in completing the vendor management program deliverables

Qualifications
  • Strong quantitative, analytical skills and proficiency in MS Office especially with Excel (data formulas, pivot tables and scripting) and PowerPoint
  • Effective verbal and written communication in English, with an emphasis on strong business writing skills.
  • Being adaptable to the changing demands and requirements of team deliverables and timelines
  • Strong team player and stakeholder focused
  • Demonstrate energy and drive to complete quality deliverables on time
  • Undergraduate/master student enrolled in a University
  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Preference for a major in computer engineering, computer science, information systems or related area
Application link



Graduate Program – Precision Engineering – Imperial Metal Industries (posted on 24 FEBRUARY 2015)

Company
Imperial Metal Industries
Industry
Engineering
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
24 February 2015
Closing Date
31 March 2015

Employer Description
IMI is a global engineering group focused on the precise control and movement of fluids in critical applications. We work with leading international companies in over 40 countries to deliver innovative engineering solutions to address global trends such as clean energy, energy efficiency, healthcare and increasing automation.

This two-year graduate program is designed for the very best engineering graduates from around the globe. Making a real contribution to live projects worldwide, you'll gain exposure to incredibly diverse areas - from research and development, through production and project management, to sales. Along the way, you'll enjoy all the support.

Responsibilities
Across various areas including R&D, Production, Project Management and Technology Sales, you’ll work on live projects, taking on real responsibility and experiencing the product lifecycle end-to-end. In 2015, we’re looking globally for 30 engineers.

Qualifications
Not only will you have (or be expecting) a good Mechanical, Electronic, Mechatronic or Manufacturing engineering degree, you’ll have a demonstrable passion for engineering innovation. You’ll admire the innovations of others, and you’ll be determined to innovate yourself. You’re also someone who loves to take-on new challenges and your can-do attitude means you can quickly respond to changing demands.

Application link



Risk Analyst Trainee – Marsh & McLennan (posted on 23 FEBRUARY 2015)

Company
Marsh & McLennan
Industry
Risk Management & Insurance Brokers
Location
Singapore & Jakarta
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
23 February 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global enterprise with annual revenues exceeding US$12 billion and clients in more than 130 countries.

Burrows, Marsh & McLennan was formed by Henry W. Marsh and Donald R. McLennan in Chicago in 1905. It was renamed as Marsh & McLennan in 1906. The reinsurance firm Guy Carpenter & Company is acquired in 1923 a year after its founding by Guy Carpenter.

Responsibilities
Risk Analyst trainee with an aim to help us to further grow and develop comprehensive reinsurance solutions for our clients in Indonesia. The ideal candidate will be trained in Singapore for one year and stationed in our new Jakarta office.

Qualifications
Fresh graduates majoring in Economics, or Maths, or Statistics, or Finance, or Risk Management from top universities in Indonesia or overseas.
Outgoing, proactive, presentable with strong interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical and innovative problem solving capabilities.

Strong computer skills on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Outlook.

Application link

Please email your detailed resume to aphr@guycarp.com. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further interview and assessment process.


Advanced Technology Attachment Program - Data Acquisition – Skyscanner (posted on 17 FEBRUARY 2015)


Company
Skyscanner
Industry
Technology and Flight Agent
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
17 February 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Skyscanner is an award winning site recommended by: The Independent, The Guardian. Skyscanner compares millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal, fast. Whether you want to go to Tenerife or Tokyo, we'll find low cost flights to get you there.

Responsibilities
The exciting mission of our Data Acquisition interns will be to improve and check the health of our partners’ offerings, integration and visibility on Skyscanner by using our partner engagement platform and our internal productivity tools. That’s why we are looking for exceptional software engineers who have a strong desire to build on their existing skills and learn new technologies and want to be part of a unique, agile, energetic and intelligent team.
 Qualifications
Within this team we currently use Python-based technologies and having knowledge of the following would be advantageous: scripting, board knowledge of programming languages and families (interpreted, compiled, managed, and unmanaged).  Web technologies: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, DOM, regex, Xpath.
Application link

KYC Associate – Nomura - *BestTop Exclusive* (posted on 16 FEBRUARY 2015)


Today, BestTop would like to share with you an KYC Associate (Assistant Vice President equivalent) position from Nomura, a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure all new client relationships have undergone the appropriate client identification screening (KYC) prior to opening a new account and entering into trading and loan transactions
  • All existing clients KYC is refreshed on periodic basis and necessary escalation is performed
  • KYC associate will play a key critical role as subject matter expert and seek additional clarification from sales to ensure KYC is complete & meets regulatory requirements
  • Act as a single point of contact for Sales in Singapore and handle any prioritization discussions, escalations & prepare the action plan to closely work with teams in Hong Kong
  • This is a newly created role and candidate needs to be very good at stakeholder management by facing sales and if required has the ability to speak and interact with end clients to meet their KYC requirements.
  • Needs to be hands on systems, follow ups and MIS reports.
  • Ability to perform hands on task related to KYC and account opening (Including working with sales on information and documents, update system with relevant details, perform checks, validate & upload documents, manage pipeline for new accounts and KYC rolling review- KYC refresh)
  • The KYC is performed on key system
  • Ensure client information and documents are validated & updated correctly on the systems for seamless feed to other internal systems and reporting (Internal, regulatory etc.)
  • Continuously work with AML Compliance, Legal, Sales support on completing KYC and client information updates
  • Identify system enhancement focusing on controls and efficiency and work with the IT teams to implement
  • Face Internal & external Auditors and have good understanding of process to provide process walkthrough and samples
The ideal candidate:
  • Have a strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels. Mandarin/Cantonese language skill is a plus.
  • Fact based and ability to understand the risk involved and highlights the same across levels.
  • Has intermediate knowledge on MS excel (Formulas, Pivot and V look ups) and MS Power points.
  • Able to handle reasoning and justification on KYC matters to AML Compliance and Legal team.
Interested applicants can send your CV and cover letter to us:
Subject: KYC Associate - Nomura
Email to: contact@besttopcareer.com

*BestTop Exclusive* - Associate – Royal Bank of Scotland (posted on 12 FEBRUARY 2015)


BestTop would like to share with you a full time position from Royal Bank of Scotland.

Under Forensic Attestation Services Team, this Associate role focuses on daily attestation of Day-on-Day Balance Sheet Movements, collating and reviewing Key Risks Indicators and holds responsibility for any risk reviews and projects impacting balance sheet attestation. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships Finance, GFRC, BUC in the region providing them with comfort of a sound balance sheet in respect to trade driven balances
  • Establish strong relationships with Regional and Global Services Stakeholders keeping them regularly updated on Balance Sheet Risks and Progress
  •  Define and implement the APAC Operations Balance Sheet Operation Model Looking to synergise and provide efficiencies whilst maintaining a robust control environment around the balance sheet attestation and risk and control framework
  • Create and maintain an effective and efficient governance structure across APAC Operations Balance Sheet ownership
  •  Educate and embed across APAC Operations the accounting principles and accurate balance sheet reporting

The ideal candidate would have experiences in trade and banking, Fixed Income front and back trade Life-cycle , anyone with accounting knowledge and product knowledge will be an additional advantage.

Interested applicants can send your CV and cover letter to us:
Subject: Associate – Royal Bank of Scotland 

Only short-listed applicants will be further.


Internship – Global Logistics – Cummins (posted on 10 FEBRUARY 2015)


Company
Cummins
Industry
Power Generation & Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
10 February 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations.

Responsibilities
  • Involved in Projects briefing and trainings
  • Assist in data analysis and process mapping for project managers.
  • Involved in project implementation and discussions.
  • Responsible for result validation and statistical analysis.
  • Initiate inventory optimization projects, with objective to improve inventory turns and increase fill rate.
  • Rotate material planning tasks and create automation tools for material planners.
Qualifications
  • Student currently pursuing a Degree in Industrial Systems and Engineering, Supply Chain Management.
  • Basic Supply Chain knowledge
  • Excellent in MS Excel, Marco, VBA
  • Strong in data analysis
  • Proficient in English
Application link


Graduate Program - Business Transformation Consultancy – IBM (posted on 09 FEBRUARY 2015)

Company
IBM
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
09 February 2015
Closing Date
01 March 2015

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
Take ownership of highly challenging tasks and problems, even beyond initial scope of responsibility.

Thorough and analytical, with capability to apply logic to solve problem from business to biology; communications to computer engineering; analytics to application development and everything in between.

Qualifications
  • Master's Degree
  • Basic knowledge in Analyze Client Business Environments
  • Basic knowledge in Perform Bus Trans Cons-Graduate Entry
  • Basic knowledge in Analyze Requirements
  • Basic knowledge in Implement Issue Based Consulting
  • Basic knowledge in Use Change Management
Application link


Internship – Project – UbiSoft (posted on 05 FEBRUARY 2015)


Company
UbiSoft
Industry
Multinational Video Game Developer
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
05 February 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Ubisoft is the third-largest independent publisher of video games worldwide. Ubisoft Entertainment S.A’s worldwide presence includes 29 studios in 19 countries. This French multinational company is also publishing famous franchises produced by other important studios for some specific platforms, such as Resident Evil 4 for PC and Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon for the PlayStation 2.

Responsibilities
  • The Player Intelligence Department is responsible for collecting data about our players through playtests, big data, business intelligence and market research, and to formulate production and design recommendations to enable development teams to make informed decisions. 
  • The Player Intelligence Department is based in Singapore and Chengdu and is working on various titles, for both PC, consoles and mobiles. 
  • The Playtest Coordination Intern will join the Playtest Lab, inside the Player Intelligence Department, and be in charge of organizing and analysing playtests for titles in development. 
  • Creating and managing the playtest planning for your game. 
  • Managing playtest facilities availabilities and making sure playtests are organized in the presence of enough team members to ensure proper observation. 
  • Managing the recruitment of internal and external play-testers.

Qualifications
  • Have a proven interest in games, strong organization skills, an ability to communicate effectively with designers and producers, strong writing skills and a capacity to develop a strong autonomy. 
  • Passion for games (will be tested during interview) 
  • Knowledge of Game design is a plus. 
  • Ability to converse in Mandarin is a plus. 
  • Must be perfectly fluent in English. 
Application link


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