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
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Graduate Program – Technical Writer – Visa (posted on 21 MAY 2015)


Company
Visa 
Industry
Payment Technology & Finance
Location
Singapore
Company
Graduate Program
Post Date
21 May 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow economies.

Responsibilities
  • Work with senior-level writer to:
  • Research subject matter and obtain and exchange information
  • Create and maintain project schedule(s)
  • Represent writing team in planning and review meetings with project cross-functional stakeholders
  • Communicate status of project to team members, clients, and departmental management
  • Proactively escalate problems and issues as needed
  • Multi-task and prioritize assignments
  • Analyze existing documentation for impacts and update them accordingly
  • Manage and maintain content for customized document editions (profiling) and publishing to various media (single-sourcing)
  • Manage and store master documentation files, complete quality artifacts, update metrics, and implement other processes as directed by the department procedures guide.
  • May also perform technical tasks to support TCS technical staff and developers in maintaining and enhancing publishing tools, systems, and templates.
Qualifications
  • Undergraduate Degree in Information Systems, English, Journalism, Communications, or a related technology-focused field.
  • Proficient with written and verbal communication for domestic and global audiences, business and technical alike.
  • Highly driven, enthusiastic, eager, collaborative, and resourceful.
  • Strong customer service, analytical, research, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Strong ability to collaborate with multicultural teams across the globe.
  • Experienced with MS-Office products for Windows including Word, Excel, Visio, and SharePoint. (preferred)
  • Experienced with graphics editing software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, and Web design tools (Wiki, SharePoint Designer, Nintex Workflow). (preferred)
  • Familiar with advanced authoring software (Adobe FrameMaker, Acrobat, and RoboHelp), XML editing tools (Arbortext Editor), document repositories (Documentum). (a plus)
Application link



Trade Finance Trainee - Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (posted on 20 MAY 2015)

Company
Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
Industry
Finance
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
20 May 2015
Closing Date
15 June 2015

Employer Description
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB, formerly Calyon) is under Crédit Agricole's corporate and investment banking entity.

Crédit Agricole CIB is active in a broad range of capital markets, investment banking and financing activities. Clients are primarily corporates, governments, and banks, with a small footprint in the investor segment.

Responsibilities
  • Assist in the middle office activities for Trade Finance (TF), including,
  • Preparing limit utilisation reports for TF clients, with close monitoring on a regular basis
  • Working closely with Paris Head Office on bank lines availability
  • Preparing deal communications to clients such as silent confirmation letters, payment guarantee letters, etc
  • Filing all deal documentation on a timely basis
  • Assist in the middle office activities for Trade Syndications, including,
  • Preparing Master Risk Participation Agreements (MRPA) with bank counterparties
  • Working closely with Paris Head Office with MRPA matters
  • Close monitoring of all Trade Syndications transactions
  • Maintain a record of all Trade Syndication transactions
Qualifications
  • Degree in Finance, Economics or Business and has less than 2 years’ experience in the banking/finance sector
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player who is able to multi-task
  • Analytical and meticulous
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Eager and fast learner
Application link
Submit your resume to recruitment-sg@ca.cib.com

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BestTop X Curtin University Career Talk:How to Get Your First Job in Banking



In the afternoon of 13 May 2015, a career talk with a highly popular topic among locals and foreign students were held at Curtin University Singapore. In partnership with BestTop for the second time, two distinguished speakers invited by BestTop shared their insights on "How to Get Your First Job in Banking?"

Recalling the partnership with Curtin University, it could trace back to a year ago when BestTop was invited to be part of the school's career fair and helped with resume critique. It was one of the best opportunities for BestTop and Career Centre at Curtin University.

Getting back on the career talk. Tony, Doctor of Engineering and Associate at the Royal Bank of Scotland, introduced different type of banks in general and thus gave an overview to students with first-handed information about buy-side/sell-side, operational structure and the trend of financial industry. After that, he focused on the tips on resume and interview. Banking interview is considered one of the most stringent interviews among industries. With a proper way to prepare and handle it, you too are going to Ace it! (Want to know more about resume writing and interview preparation? Look out for BestTop's upcoming career workshop in June!)


The next speaker is Ruby, a master with SMU, ambassador with BestTop and co-founder of UFind. With so many heads, Ruby is capable of handling them well with her outstanding performance and a lively character. Prior to her master study, she had a wide range of internship experiences across banking, consulting and entrepreneurship. With an open-mind, Ruby shared her industry knowledge and personal stories with the audience through a peer-to-peer angle.


The career talk ended with an informal networking session for students and speakers. It was a pretty scene seeing the students actively engaging and seeking advices from Tony and Ruby! The talk was well received by staff and students at the school where Haja, person-in-charge of Career Centre, Curtin University spoke highly of the talk: “Please do pass on my sincere appreciation to Tony and Ruby for taking the time to speak to our students earlier in the week. The information they shared was very insightful and I am sure the students benefitted greatly from the experience.”


BestTop is gratefully appreciated for the support of Curtin University Singapore for the continuous trust and support throughout the years. And we do believe that more students will be benefited from this partnership. 

ASEAN Symphony Management Trainee Program – Boon Software Consulting (posted on 19 MAY 2015)

Company
Boon Software Consulting
Industry
Logistics Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
19 May 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Boon Software Consulting is a leading logistics technology provider in Asia specializing in warehouse management systems. The Singapore-based Company was incorporated in 1993 to focus on logistics software application and consultancy, with ASEAN-Geographical operation companies in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Boon Software Consulting’s  Symphony Logistics Suite™ have been deployed throughout Asia and US in a wide array of industry verticals such as Chemical, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics & Computers, Consumer Products, Industrial Hardware and others. Symphony WMS-Online™ has been deployed in the context of 3PL/4PL Service Providers, Distribution Centers and Manufacturing.

Responsibilities
The ASEAN Symphony Management Trainee Programme is a 12-18 month programme with regional exposure, aimed at high achievers just starting out in their career. The programme is offered across two streams spanning Group Marketing, Operations & Projects and Specialist Functions (ICT). Outstanding graduates of the ASEAN Symphony Management Trainee Programme will be awarded Boon Software Consulting Local Scholarships. The Scholarship Awarding Committee will evaluate candidates based on aptitude for leadership, learning and prior academic performance among other qualities.

Graduates can select from two streams – Group Marketing, Operations & Projects and Specialist Functions (ICT). The programme structure is tailored to the stream you select. Regardless of which stream you choose, all graduates will participate in four key phases:

Phase 1 – Induction Programme and core logistics technology curriculum; Phase 2 - Rotations or straight to desk role; Phase 3 – Advanced logistics technology curriculum; Phase 4 - Performance Assessment and Graduation

Qualifications
  • Degree in any background preferably in marketing/business/logistics/ICT
  • Independent self-starter with positive mindset and strong drive to succeed
  • Fresh graduates (Within 12 months from graduation)

Application

Please submit your full resume, a 500 words write-up about yourself (including your aspirations), and academic transcripts as an email attachment to recruit@boonsoftware.com

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Presidential Management Associate Program - Estée Lauder (posted on 18 MAY 2015)


Company
Estee Lauder
Industry
Consumer Goods
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
18 May 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
The Estée Lauder Companies is the global leader in prestige beauty: a well-diversified, brand-building powerhouse of unrivaled creativity and innovation. We are a family company, with family values that recognize our people as our most important asset. Every day we live our mission of “Bringing the Best to Everyone We Touch and Being the Best in Everything We Do.” The Estée Lauder Companies is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. Headquartered in New York City and publicly traded under the ticker symbol EL, the Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories. In fiscal 14, net sales were close to $11 billion. The company employs approximately 33,000 full-time employees worldwide. In APAC, we are 13,000 strong in workforce. Our people work across 12 Affiliates, 2 Regional Offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, 2 Innovation and Research Centers in Japan and Shanghai, a Regional Supply Chain Hub, 4 Design Centers in Japan, Korea, China and Singapore. We offer a large array of development opportunities for employees who work across brands, functions and geographies.

Responsibilities
The Presidential Management Associate Program was designed to provide exposure to the many disciplines within the Organization in a variety of Brands, Regions and Functions. After a series of customized rotations and job assignments, there is job placement that will accelerate career growth. This Program is rooted in the core mission of The Estée Lauder Companies: “Bringing the best to everyone we touch and being the best in everything we do.” The Presidential Management Associate Program, is an intensive, highly competitive two-year rotation program designed to attract top global business school graduates to pursue an accelerated pathway of career development and grooming for the next generation of leaders. The 24 month rotation program offers its candidates challenging and engaging rotations within Marketing, Finance, Global Supply Chain, Human Resources, Digital, and other critical business functions. Upon completion of the program, participants are matched to a key role based on existing business needs, the participant’s career aspiration and performance evaluations, rate of development, contribution and prior work experience.

Qualifications
MBA degree OR Minimum 5 years of work experience with a demonstrated record of achievement ; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and influence others; Strong in strategic thinking, change management skills and business acumen.

Please specify if you have any restriction to work in any country, and your functional area of interest (ie. Marketing, Finance, etc.) in your cover letter.

Application link


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Operations Development Program – Biopharmaceutical – AbbVie (posted on 14 MAY 2015)

Company
AbbVie
Industry
Biopharmaceutical
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
14 May 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott Laboratories. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 26,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

Abbvie acquired a small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing site in Singapore's Tuas Biomedical Park.

Responsibilities
The Operations Development Program is a two-year entry-level program focused on developing high potential talent for AbbVie Operations globally. This program combines hands-on experiences and career mentoring with technical and leadership training to accelerate professional development. Members will graduate with a diverse experience, technical ability, and the self-confidence to make remarkable impact for our patients.

Over the course of the two year program, members develop their careers through three eight-month rotations designed to provide them with desired skills needed for future success within the organization.

Qualifications
  • Degree or Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, integrity and professional maturity
  • Engineering related internship/co-op/work experience.
  • Ideal candidates will have no more than one year of work experience to qualify for this entry-level program.
This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, career focused graduate. You will work with teams on the development and delivery of life changing medicines. As an Operations Development member you will get exposure to the broader business and will be fast tracked into a leadership role within the organization both in Ireland and Internationally.

Application link

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Internship – Software Engineering – Zendesk (posted on 13 MAY 2015)

Company
Zendesk
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
13 May 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Zendesk, Inc. is a software development company based in San Francisco, California. The company provides a cloud-based customer service platform, also called Zendesk, that includes ticketing, self-service options, and customer support features. Founded in 2007, the company now employs roughly 8–900 people and serves more than 52,000 customers in 150 countries.

Responsibilities
You will be working with a group of young and dynamic engineers whom are at the bleeding edge of technology. Our current systems run on linux clusters all over the world, and use Python, JavaScript, Mysql, Redis, Memcached, Elastic Search, NodeJS, and lots of advanced in-house JavaScript-based frameworks and technologies. We are regularly doing activities together, and learning from each other to become better everyday.

Qualifications
Tenacious, driven and have a passion for learning. You love to collaborate and have meaningful interactions with everyone you meet. You believe that online real-time communication foster trusts, and delivers valuable benefit to customer engagement. You want to create code to make these experiences even better.

Want to make a meaningful impact to our customer experience

Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Can be autonomous and self-driven

Get inspired on a daily basis, think of new ideas and like to share them with others

Application link

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Analyst Internship – Global Technology – Bank of America Merrill Lynch (posted on 12 MAY 2015)

Company
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
12 May 2015
Closing Date
23 July 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.

Information Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch is divided into departments that are aligned to the specific lines of business that they support. Through operations in more than 40 countries, Information Technology also provides end-to-end technology and fulfillment to consumer households, small businesses, corporate and institutional relationships and wealth and investment management clients. The Technology Infrastructure group supports the hardware technology needs across all departments.

Responsibilities
The 11 weeks program in Singapore is providing a unique opportunity to gain an exposure to life at the bank and also making significant contributions to the team with which the Interns are placed. The program begins with an orientation and induction to the firm. Interns are given a true associate experience, as assignments mirror full-time responsibility and include goal-setting and a formal review process.

Qualifications
  • Penultimate year undergraduate student 
  • Outstanding academic achievement 
  • Major in computer engineering, computer science, information systems or related area 
Application link

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