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 (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




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



Newsletter: BestTop "Building Your Dream Career Series 2:Pave Your Way into Financial Industry


Building Your Dream Career Sharing Series 2 “Pave your way into Financial Industry” was designed to further provide students a networking exposure and give them various perspectives on how seniors in financial sector develop themselves into a successful individual. With this in mind, BestTop Career worked in corporation with Nanyang Technological University Graduate Student Council (NTU GSC) to organize and reach out to students at NTU. In the evening of Thursday, 16 October from 7pm to 9pm, three honorable speakers - Mr Saket Misra, Head of Coverage of Royal Bank of Scotland, Mr Mark Voumard, Executive Director and CEO of Gordian Capital Singapore and Mr Winston Tan, Managing Director of Corporate Broker International Private Limited came and shared their career path and personal experiences with students.


As part of the talk, a panel discussion cum Q&A session was held. Students were given an opportunity to ask some burning questions. Many students showed their concerns about job interview. Students were also keen to ask the speaker on issues relevant to job hunting techniques and career development in Financial Industry.


At the end of the event, exco members of NTU GSC presented a token of appreciation to the speakers on behalf of BestTop Career and NTU. 
This event would not be successful without the support of our speakers, passionate students, our sponsor koipycard and NTU SGC. BestTop Career is thankful for everyone who has involved in this event. BestTop Career is devoted and will continue our mission in helping students to land their dream career.

Internship – Audit and Accounting – HLB Atrede (posted on 16 OCTOBER)

Company
HLB Atrede
Industry
Audit and Accounting
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
16 October 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
HLB Atrede LLP is a medium-sized public accounting firm establishing since 2001 and now ranks amongst the largest 14 accounting firms in Singapore. We offer assurance, compliance and advisory services to over 700 clients.

Responsibilities
The HLB Atrede LLP internship provides an introduction to audit. Throughout the program, participants will focus on issues shaping and affecting the profession today as well as topics related to their own career development.

The HLB Atrede LLP internship is one that emphasizes on-the-job training. As an intern, initially, you will be tasked to assist our auditors in their fieldwork to slowly ease you into the world of audit. Our auditors will provide guidance and instruction during this time to teach you the ropes and educate you on the firm’s audit methodology. You will be asked to perform increasingly difficult audit procedures as you progress along. Towards the end of the program, our expectation is that you would have learned enough to be able to complete an audit of a small company on your own. And if you have proved yourself capable, you would get a chance to do so!

Qualifications
Undergraduate/graduate students with background and knowledge in accounting.

Application link



BestTop "Building Your Dream Career Series 2":Pave Your Way into Financial Industry



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.

About Build Your Dream Career Sharing Series
Building Your Dream Career Sharing Series aim to provide an inspiring and spontaneous platform for passionate graduates/young professionals to share career related experiences.

The second topic for the series is Pave Your Way into Financial Industry. We are privileged to have three senior guest speakers from financial industry to share their experience and advice for those interested in a career in financial industry.

Speaker
Mr Saket MISRA - Head of Coverage, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

  • Over 18 years of experience in financial industry; worked in India, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Experience in equities, client coverage, transaction banking sales
  •  A TMT sector specialist; past position including Head of Strategic Equity Solutions team for RBS in Asia Pacific and regional Chief Operating Officer

Mr Mark VOUMARD - Executive Director & CEO Gordian Capital Singapore

  • Over 30 years of experience in financial industry;  worked in Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Experience in institutional investors, hedge funds, UHNWI and families
  • A member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA) International Advisory Board

Mr Winston TAN - Managing Director of Corporate Brokers International Pte Ltd
·        Over 24 year of experience with Citibank and later with Deutsche Bank where he was General Manager for the Singapore Branch
·         Business angel investor dedicated in investing SMEs; Director of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (STE) and a Board Member of several other private equity companies

Dates & Location
16th Oct 2014  19:00-21:00, LT 19A, Nanyang Technological University

Registration
Registration is free using below form or via link hereIf you have any enquire, please contact (+65) 8226 8045 or email us at contact@BestTopCareer.com




Business and Marketing Internship - Market Expansion Service – DKSH (posted on 15 OCTOBER 2014)


Company
DKSH
Industry
Market Expansion Service
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
15 October 2014
Closing Date
n.a.

Employer Description
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Service Group with a focus on Asia. DKSH helps other companies and brands to actively grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIZ Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 680 business locations in 35 countries - 660 of them in Asia - and 25,900 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 8.8 billion in 2012. The company offers tailor-made, integrated portfolio of sourcing, marketing, sales, distribution and after-sales services. It provides business partners with expertise as well as on-the-ground logistics based on a comprehensive network of unique size and depth. Our success is based on our employee's dedication and passion for work.

Responsibilities
The intern will have the previlege to work and learn directly under the guidance of the Managing Director. The following are a brief description of what this exciting internship offers.
  • Do market and Client analytics
  • Evolve of credentials deck
  • Assist with RFP completions
  • Assist with the development of further costing and operational models
  • Set up a best practise sharepoint site, and help us to instill a sharing practice
  • Work on transfer models for DKSH to DSFM
  • General Business requirement support  
  • Due to ambitious expansion plans. candidates who demonstrates competency may be offered full-time employment after internship. Opportunities are also available for further development and international career growth thereafter.
Qualifications
Student at undergraduate/graduate level

Application link
Interested candidate can send resume and cv directly  to recruit.sin@dksh.com


2015 APAC Graduate Program - Transaction Banking APAC (Product Management) – BNP Paribas (posted on 14 OCTOBER 2014)


Company
BNP Paribas
Industry
Banking and Finance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
14 October 2014
Closing Date
31 October 2014

Employer Description
BNP Paribas is a leader in banking and financial services in Europe. The Group is present in 80 countries, and employs close to 200,000 people, half of which are based in its four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg.

The three main activities of BNP Paribas are complementary, providing strategic strength and assuring the bank financial solidity: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking.

By placing the customer firmly at the heart of its operations, “the bank for a changing world” has positioned itself as a responsible company at the service of its customers. It defines itself through its rigorous approach to managing risk, its capacity to adapt and its ability to innovate.

Responsibilities
The Graduate Program is a comprehensive 24 month program designed to equip graduates with the technical skills and individual competencies to embark upon a successful career within the BNP Paribas Group. This opportunity includes a formal mentoring program, graduate community initiatives, relevant technical training and on- the- job learning from our senior managers and highly experienced team members.
  • Perform a business management function for the Product Management Team which includes
  • Perform a project management role on key projects undertaken in the Product Management team. This includes tracking of deliverables, stakeholder management, managing communications, managing follow up on activities & preparation of meeting summary
  • Tracking & monitoring of product KPI which includes clients, transaction volumes, fee revenues, trends (volume growth/loss).
  • Preparation and distribution of product dashboards for team and management reporting
  • Undertake projects/initiatives in Product Management with end to end responsibility
  • Work with product managers to build knowledge & expertise on the Transaction Banking product set within TB APAC.

Qualifications
  • Strong decision making and analytical skills
  • Ability to innovative
  • Ability to manage change and complexity with confidence
  • Strong team player
  • Client focused and commercial thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and genuine interest in Banking and Finance
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel & Power point)
  • Prior related internship within the banking industry is an advantage 

Application link


Graduate Program Associate – Schneider Electric (posted on 13 OCT 2014)


Company
Schneider Electric
Industry
Electricity Distribution & Energy Management
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
13 October 2014
Closing Date
15 December

Employer Description
Schneider Electric is uniquely placed to provide you with innovative integrated solutions making energy safer, more reliable, more efficient and more productive.

Combining leading edge new businesses- building automation and security, installation systems and control, power monitoring and control, critical power and cooling services- to our historical strengths of power and control, we provide you with comprehensive unique answers for residential, building, energy and infrastructure and data and networks markets.

Schneider Electric provides solutions and transforms the way people power & control their environment.

Its solutions help customers reduce costs, stay connected at all times and tap into an ultra-pure, secure and uninterrupted power supply.

Responsibilities
Schneider Electric graduate program seeks to attract, grow and develop talented fresh graduates to build talent pool for critical roles.

The graduate program comprises 12-18 months of exciting learning and hands-on experience with a leading Energy Management Specialist. It will be a well-rounded exciting career experience in different areas of specialization, with accelerated learning with industry experts. In a diverse culture, you will have great opportunity to nurture potentials based on individual strengths and career aspiration. The program will help you to build strong foundation, upon which you can embark on an exciting and fruitful career with Schneider Electric. 
  • Permanent postings
  • Solution Sales Engineer
  • Solution Marketing Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Project Management

Qualifications
  • Candidates for our program should have no more than 2 years working experience and 
  • Graduate with Engineering degree – at least 2nd Upper Honors 
  • Candidates with strong academic results and relevant internship or extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated leadership competency/potential 
  • Exhibits creativity, resourcefulness, self-motivation and a commitment to excellence
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Maturity and confidence in handling difficult situations

Application link


2015 Graduate Development Programme (Customer Management) – Rolls-Royce (posted on 09 OCTOBER 2014)


Company
Rolls-Royce
Industry
Multinational Public Holding
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
09 October 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Rolls-Royce is a global company, providing integrated power solutions for customers in civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy markets. We support our customers through a worldwide network of offices, manufacturing and service facilities.

In the past decade, Rolls-Royce has transformed its business. Today, we are more global, with over half our order book from the Middle East and Asia. Our portfolio has become more diversified, both through organic growth and acquisition, and we have significantly increased the revenues generated from servicing the power systems we produce.

Responsibilities
Our Customer Management & Services Graduate Development Programme is designed to give you an immersive, hands-on experience. You?ll start with a number of placements ? which may include services, sales support, marketing or business development ? at least one of which will be overseas. You will then continue with your programme, leading to a management role where you can build on what you?ve learned.
Qualifications
Graduates with a talent for business, negotiation and strong relationship skills, along with drive, courage, integrity and an ability to deliver results.

A Bachelor/Master degree in Business Studies/Management/Marketing

Application link