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 – Finance – GE (posted on 21 NOVEMBER 2014)

Company
GE
Industry
Oil and Gas
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
21 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
GE is a diversified global infrastructure, technology and finance company that is built to meet essential world needs. From energy, water, transportation and health to access to money and information, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.ge.com. 

GE's Finance Management Program (FMP) internships offer a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience through challenging projects, learn from some of the brightest and most innovative minds in the business and network with a variety of talented professionals.

Responsibilities
  • Intensive assignments in Corporate Finance, which may include financial planning, accounting, operations analysis, controllership, forecasting, treasury/cash management, commercial finance and business development 
  • Become an integrated member of a team of Corporate Finance professionals, working on both individual and team assignments 
  • Hands-on experience allows you to evaluate GE and the full-time Financial Management Program
  • Key pipeline for full-time Financial Management Program

Qualifications
Academic excellence with financial or quantitative interest/competency
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
Demonstrated leadership ability and initiative
Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
Flexible, adaptable, and geographically mobile
Must be authorized to work in Singapore full-time and without restriction during your internship

Application link




Graduate Program – Debt Capital Markets – Societe Generale (posted on 19 NOVEMBER 2014)

Company
Societe Generale
Industry
Investment Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
19 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) is a leading player in financial services. The firm employs nearly 11,000 professionals in over 33 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. To serve its international client base, SG CIB provides investment banking, global finance and global markets services and expertise, leveraging its award-winning equity derivatives and natural resources financing franchises. SG CIB is at the heart of Societe Generale’s universal banking business model, a financial institution relying on solid fundamentals to accompany its clients in their development and support the economy across sectors and industries. Across the globe, SG CIB provides clients an advisory approach coupled with value-added and tailor-made financing and investment solutions adapted to their specific needs and the market environment.

Responsibilities
 The company is now offering a one year training program for new or recent graduates to join the following team. You will have the opportunity to participate and work on various products and strategies and will be given on-the-job training. SG’s Debt Capital Markets group has responsibility for advising issuers (corporates, financial institutions and public-sector entities) on their issuance strategy in the primary debt capital markets, and executing the related transactions. SG’s strengths reside primarily in cross-border offerings in public or private format. 
  • Prepare update of relevant capital markets data
  • Assist in the preparation of marketing documents (market update, peer analysis, secondary pricing performance, primary pricing indications)
  • Monitor primary market developments (recent transactions, pipeline and market rumors)
  • Assist in execution of transactions
  • Perform regular research on latest product developments and potential/existing business opportunities
Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree and/or Master Degree in Economics, Business, Finance or related disciplines
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, highly numerate
  • Good knowledge of fixed income markets and derivatives
  • Experience with SE Asian debt capital markets is beneficial, but not essential
  • Commitment to work demanding hours with a positive attitude
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Willingness to step up in a small team environment
  • Fluency in English is mandatory. Other Asian language would be a plus
  • Good command of Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Bloomberg would be a plus
Application link



Internship - Marketing – Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) (posted on 18 NOVEMBER 2014)


Company
Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia)
Industry
Multinational Mass Media
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
18 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
The Walt Disney Company has been active in Southeast Asia since 1995 when Disney Channel first launched in Malaysia and has grown to five offices in the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines) with the headquarters in Singapore, employing close to 280 permanent staff. Disney is one of the most active and largest global entertainment companies in the region with diversified businesses in film, consumer products, publishing, mobile content, television and family entertainment overseeing content from six key brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, ESPN, ABC and Lucas film.

Responsibilities
  • Assist in the creation of e-mail campaigns, on line promotion, etc.
  • Assist with fulfillment of marketing contests and logistics
  • Assist with execution of consumer events
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of marketing / training materials
  • Perform analysis of marketing and sales data
  • Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
  • Prepare presentations
  • Provide support to social media efforts
  • Ad hoc admin duties 

Qualifications
undergraduate in Singapore who is majoring in Marketing or Advertising. This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with knowledge of Web, social media, and Microsoft Office. Passion and understanding of Disney Channel brands is a bonus, and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position.

Application link
Send your resume to hr.tvsing@disney.com



Graduate Program – Civil Engineering – Leighton Asia (posted on 17 NOVEMBER)


Company
Leighton Asia
Industry
Civil Engineering
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
17 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Since establishing a presence in Asia in 1975, Leighton Asia has gone from strength to strength as one of the region’s leading construction and mining service providers. Leighton Asia possess a ​unique combination of local knowledge and extensive international experience, which allows the company to develop competitive, innovative and practical solutions in a region that is home to one-quarter of the global population.

Today, the company focuses on the heavy civil engineering and infrastructure sectors in Singapore. In addition to the current successful, best in class, major tunnel and station projects we are undertaking, Leighton Asia has recently increased the workload by securing additional major projects in this sector as well as the expectation of further awards in 2014. With this increased portfolio we are looking to recruit high calibre Graduate Civil Engineers to join it in 2015.

Responsibilities
(Leighton Graduate Engineer Accelerated Development ) is designed to provide Civil Engineering graduates with solid hands-on experience in various aspects of the civil construction business. Future LEADers will undergo a comprehensive 3 years training and career development programme through on-the-job training, rotations, secondments, in-house and external professional development coaching.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to:
  • Grow their career with an international organization that believes in a strong performance oriented culture driven through a fun and challenging work environment.
  • Experience a multi-faceted customized program focused on developing young LEADers.
  • Work on challenging, unique projects within the business.
  • Coached on leadership and develop technical skills perceived to be those required of a Professional Engineer.
Qualifications
Fresh graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with not more than 1 year of working experience.
Minimum length of university studies of 3-4 years.
Degree is acceptable by the local engineering board ( eg : IES) for admittance as a Graduate Engineer member.
Achieved a result of Second Upper Class or 4.0 CGPA in Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent.
Energetic, driven, sharp problem-solving and proven leadership ability .
Excellent command of the English Language (oral & written)

Application link



Asia-Pacific Graduate Program – Heineken (posted on 13 NOVEMBER 2014)

Company
Heineken
Industry
Brewer
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
13 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
HEINEKEN Asia Pacific has a long and proud heritage as a leading brewer in the region. It began as a joint venture in 1931 and is today part of HEINEKEN, with operations in over 20 countries in Asia Pacific spanning from Singapore, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia to Myanmar.

Responsibilities
Asia Pacific Graduate Trainees in the Finance Trainee, Supply Chain Trainee, Marketing Trainee and Sales Trainee, who wants to grow and enhance your capabilities to the next level in the beverage industry?

Heineken is offering a 18 months Asia-Pacific Graduate Programme (APGP) with at least 2 rotations within Asia Pacific region

Qualifications
A degree or will graduate before September 2015 – preferably a Masters
If applying for Supply Chain, your degree needs to be in supply chain, science or engineering
If applying for Procurement, your degree needs to be in business, financial, commercial, economic, or technical discipline
No more than 2 years of professional work experience in your chosen function (voluntary and internships do not count)
At least 6 months must be gained working, studying, or volunteering outside your home country
To speak at least two (preferably three) languages in business fluency. One of which must be English.
A desire to live and work abroad (mobility with Asia Pacific region is a must throughout the programme)
To have proven leadership skills
To have an affinity with your chosen specialisation
To have a genuine interest in other countries and cultures
To be able to demonstrate your drive and desire to succeed
To have a drivers’ license (this only apply for Marketing & Sales applicants)

Application link



Internship - Software Engineering – Google, Australia (posted on 12 NOVEMBER 2014)

Company
Google
Industry
Technology & Engineering
Location
Sydney, Australia
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
12 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Responsibilities
  • Research, conceive and develop software applications to extend and improve on Google's product offering.
  • Contribute to a wide variety of projects utilizing natural language processing, artificial intelligence, data compression, machine learning and search technologies.
  • Collaborate on scalability issues involving access to massive amounts of data and information. 
  • Solve all problems that come your way.
Qualifications
  • Currently pursuing BS, MS or PhD in computer science or a related technical field. Typically within 12-18 months of completing a Bachelor's or Master's degree, or at any stage in your PhD. 
  • Experience in systems software or algorithms. 
  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux or Windows environments and APIs. 
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP and network programming. 
  • Excellent C++, Java and/or Python skills 

Application link



Reuters Journalism Training Program - Journalism – Thomson Reuters (posted on 11 NOVEMBER 2014)


Company
Thomson Reuters
Industry
Journalism
Location
Singapore (Asia)
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
11 November 2014
Closing Date
15 December 2014

Employer Description
Thomson Reuters Corporation is a major multinational mass media and information firm founded in Toronto and based in New York City.

Thomson Reuters was ranked as Canada's "leading corporate brand" in the 2010 Interbrand Best Canadian Brands ranking.

Responsibilities
The Reuters Journalism Program offers nine months of hands-on, real-world experience with competitive pay in New York, London and Asia. You will gain a deep grounding in all aspects of financial reporting, work on fast-paced news stories and develop skills in enterprise journalism.

The program seeks rising reporters, recent graduates or business professionals who can demonstrate a clear commitment to a career in journalism and an ability to generate story ideas relevant for a Reuters audience.

Participants will get several weeks of intensive classroom training and then work on reporting teams, mentored by some of our finest journalists. You will hit the ground running—delivering news stories to exacting Thomson Reuters standards.

This intensive program has enabled past participants to move into fully fledged assignments with Reuters in locations around the world.

Qualifications
A clear commitment to a career in journalism
The drive to build sources, break news and deliver deeply reported stories
An ability to generate original, relevant story ideas
Fluency in written English
A strong interest in issues that affect companies, markets and economies
Knowledge of a relevant field such as banking, financial analysis, accounting, law or computer science
Fluency in another language - such as Arabic, Mandarin or Russian

Application link



Internship - Technology & Research – Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) (posted on 10 NOVEMBER 2014)


Company
Advanced Digital Sciences Center
Industry
Technology & Research
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
10 November 2014
Closing Date
29 December 2014

Employer Description
The Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) is a Singapore-based research center for faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ADSC focuses on breakthrough innovations in information technology.

Located at the Fusionopolis research facility, ADSC focuses on breakthrough innovations that are expected to have a major impact in transforming human beings' utilization of information technology

Responsibilities
The internship offers the opportunity to consider a career in research and contribute to an ongoing cutting-edge research project while building professional connections. ADSC interns collaborate closely with a variety of researchers, from on-site ADSC graduate students and postdoctorates to faculty and external collaborators. Many of ADSC's interns become co-authors on project publications and most ADSC undergraduate interns go on to prestigious graduate programs.

Qualifications
For Undergraduates and Masters Students: ADSC is particularly interested in third or fourth year (honors) undergraduates or Masters students from local, as well as overseas, universities. For students from overseas, three-month internships are available under the Singapore International Pre-Graduate Awards (SIPGA) during any part of the year. Interns can earn generous monthly stipends and ADSC assists with airfare, accommodations, bench fees and other allowances.

For Ph.D. Students: Local and overseas Ph.D. students are welcome to apply for internships. International Ph.D. candidates who can be available for longer periods of time can be supported under the A*STAR Research Attachment Programme (ARAP). Under the program, Ph.D. students from overseas universities may spend one to two years at ADSC under joint supervision of ADSC, the A*STAR Research Institute and the students' home university.

Application link



Management Associate – Singapore Tourism Board (posted on 06 NOVEMBER 2014)


Company
Singapore Tourism Board
Industry
Tourism
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
06 November 2014
Closing Date
30 November 2014

Employer Description
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is a leading economic development agency in tourism, one of Singapore’s key service sectors. Known for partnership, innovation and excellence, the Board champions tourism and builds it into a key economic driver for Singapore. STB aims to differentiate and market Singapore as a must-visit destination offering enriching experiences through the “YourSingapore” brand.

Responsibilities
Be part of our vibrant and evolving tourism landscape by joining us as a Management Associate. Every new graduate will be groomed under an exciting 12-month Management Associate Programme to gain exposure and hone skills through hands-on assignments.

As our choice candidate, you will have the opportunity to build knowledge in various areas of the tourism sector via two attachments in any of the Divisions in STB and a stint in our Singapore Visitors Centre to interact first-hand with visitors to our country.

Upon the successful completion of the programme, you will be deployed in one of the divisions in STB to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific area. At STB, we believe in job rotations to develop our officers' capabilities by exposing them to various aspects of our business which includes possible postings to any of our 20 regional offices around the globe.

Qualifications
  • A 2nd upper honours degree or equivalent in any discipline and an excellent CCA track record;
  • Completed internship programme(s) or gone through experiences which demonstrate an underlying interest in fields outside their course(s) of study;
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities;
  • A thirst for knowledge and be proactive and enterprising

Application link