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.

*Offer Guaranteed* BestTop Workshop: Get First Job in Singapore Banking Industry


Overview
2015 campus recruitment season is about to begin. Together with mentors and HRs from top financial institutions, BestTop will use validated experience to help you stand out among your peers and get your first job in Singapore banking industry. This is the only career workshop program we offered in year 2015, so do seize the opportunity and pursue your dream!

Offer Guaranteed: Pay only when you get the job. We are on the same boat with you. Thus, your success becomes our responsibility. We are determined to push you to the next highest level.
Expert Mentors: You don't have to do it alone. Receive weekly instruction, feedback and evaluation from mentors who are banking professionals and experienced career advisors. You get to expend your banking network from day one.
Structured Approach: Learning by doing. Our workshop is a structured, 1-month curriculum of weekly training courses and skill-building tutorials. The curriculum strictly follows Singapore banks' recruitment period and provides you a step-by-step guidance to teach you how to land a banking job.
Practical Skill: Forget about dry theories. What you learn from the workshop are practical skills proved effective in securing banking jobs. You will walk away with shining resume, outstanding interview skills, and profound financial industry knowledge.


Course Details
We follow “4+4+1=50”course design philosophy. You will attend 4 career workshops during 4 weekends, each lasting for 6 hours. They are delivered by banking professionals and HRs, and you will acquire all essential soft skills and hard skills to apply for banking jobs. During each week, BestTop will arrange 4 tutorial sessions to help you apply what you learnt into practices. After all workshops and tutorials, you will get chances to tour around Bloomberg Singapore office and attend professional aptitude test.

15 Aug: Financial Knowledge and Trading Essentials
·         Learn Essential Financial and Product Knowledge
·         Shape Skills to Read Financial Market
·         Acquire Strategies for Effective Trading

22 Aug: Financial Modeling and Valuation
·         Analyze Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statement
·         Learn Advanced Excel Functions for Financial  Jobs
·         Construct Your First Financial Model

29 Aug: All You Need to Know for a Banking Job
·         Overview of Roles and Responsibilities in Banks
·         Write Outstanding Resumes and Cover Letter and Receive Customized Feedback
·         Discover Ways to Stand out in Interviews and Assessment Center

5 Sep: Career Planning in Financial Industry
·         Design Your First Personalized Career Development Plan
·         Acquire Important Networking Skill to Succeed Your Job Application
·         Learn How to Make an Impact before and after Entering Financial Industry

28 Sep: Bloomberg Office Tour
·         Attend Company Presentation and Office Tour
·         Take Bloomberg Aptitude Test and Get Immediate Feedback


Mentors
Seng Yong
I started off as a graduate trainee with British Petroleum (BP) Singapore Pte. Ltd., Integrated Supply and Trading arm of the oil major in 2004, after graduating from NUS Business School. I was subsequently trained to work in the treasury department dealing with hedging and proprietary trading of mainly the FX market (also have mandate to deal with equities and interest rates futures). I left BP in 2015 and co-founded Clover Global Capital Pte. Ltd., proprietary trading financial instruments and also oil related products.

Allen
Allen has extensive experience in financial modeling in his current role in KPMG Advisory. He has previously worked in Deutsche Bank. He holds a Master Degree from Singapore Management University and Bachelor Degree from Northwest University of Politics and Law.

Austen
Austen has 8 years of working experience in banking and more than 6 years of HR career consulting experience in the Banking and Finance space. His previous working experience include private wealth management, relationship management and talent acquisition.

Matthew
Matthew has over 8 years experience in training and development, facilitation, coaching and leadership development, having worked at both Barclays and Morgan Stanley. In addition, he has a wealth of experience in reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, designing and developing graduate assessment centres and defining recruiting strategy. He has worked with C-Suite Executives, Middle Managers, Graduates and Universities in the UK and Singapore, including LBS, Oxford, NTU, SMU and NUS. He holds MBA from NUS.


Who Should Attend
·         Fresh graduates who want to apply for 2016 graduate trainee program in Singapore banking industry
·         Year 2 & year 3 college students who want to apply for 2016 summer internship program in Singapore banking industry
·         Working professionals and students who are looking for full-time jobs in Singapore financial service industry


Application
To maintain quality, only limited seats are available for qualified applicants. Interview and assessment will be conducted.

Please fill up this form to indicate your intention, and BestTop will contact you shortly.


Promotion
20% off for early bird registration and group attendance (minimum 2 pax)


ICG Global Banking Associate Program – Citi Bank (posted on 29 JULY 2015)

Company
Citi Bank
Industry
Banking
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
29 July 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries, providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management.

Global Banking is a coverage group serving major corporations, financial institutions and governments around the world. The bankers of the group drive the total banking relationship with clients delivering insightful corporate finance, fund raising through capital markets, risk hedging and working capital management solutions by leveraging Citi's unique global network while managing client risk exposures. They are also responsible for delivering the highest quality strategic advice and ideas to our clients in M&A, treasury management and business development.

Responsibilities
Upon joining the program, you¡¦ll get a jump-start with our intensive training program run by some of the best minds in the business. They will teach you with a ¡§learn by doing¡¨ method that involves case studies, presentations and of course, plenty of homework. Associates in the program will receive additional training targeted toward Citi products, services, credit and risk. At Citi, Associates have access to excellent training, real world experience, and senior executive exposure-in short, a strong foundation that will help your career grow.

For the first 12 months, you will be assigned to industry teams based in the US or Europe to learn the in-depth and up-to-date ideas and insight to clients by specializing in one particular sector or group of related sectors and developing and originating transactions. By end of the assignment, you should have a deep understanding of global industry trends, coupled with local market knowledge, in order to address the strategic and financial challenges facing our clients.

Qualifications
  • Highly motivated MBA/Master graduates who:
  • Are proficient in both Chinese and English
  • Are willing to take overseas assignments in the first 18 months and then relocate back to China
  • Have a strong desire to master relevant industry and product information to differentiate their advice and services from their competitors
  • Are intelligent and intuitive, able to understand the scope and complexity of our client-driven approach
  • Have the ability to win and sustain the loyalty of the most demanding institutional clients
  • Understand the global nature and demands of business today
  • Are analytical and enjoy working with numbers and solving problems
  • Are committed to their own personal success and the success of the institution as a whole
Application link

BestTop Related Mentor
Do not know which type of candidate this employer is looking for?
Do not know how to customize resume to this specific job position?
Do not know how to crack the interview and standout in this role?

Contact BestTop mentors now. The cost of a meal may get you to your dream job! Log on to www.BestTopCareer.com for more information.





Management Associate - Architectural Acoustics Firm – Aural-Aid (posted on 28 JULY 2015)

Company
Aural-Aid
Industry
Architectural Acoustics Firm
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
28 July 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Aural-Aid is an architectural acoustics firm. It's a young and fun startup culture! Its manufacturing arm designs and makes acoustic panels and diffusers, while contract arm constructs acoustic environments for cinemas, schools, auditoriums, and places of worship.

Responsibilities
Induction Test (3 weeks): Management Trainees will undergo a rigorous leadership test during the induction period. All trainees will experience technical training in product design, manufacturing, architectural drawing, and contract supervision. Management Trainees who pass the induction test will graduate as Management Associates.

Manufacturing Arm or Contract Arm (6 months): Management Associate will be channeled to either the Manufacturing Arm or Contract arm depending on their performance during the Induction Test. Under the Manufacturing Arm, Management Associates will understudy to design and manufacture new acoustic panels and diffusers. On the other hand, Management Associates in the Contract Arm will understudy a supervisor to supervise contract sites.

Leadership Training (6 months): With in-depth knowledge of either manufacturing or contract work, Management Associates will be given the chance to run the company under the guidance of a Director. Upon successful completion of the Leadership Training course, Management Associates will now officially have vested equity in the company.

Management Associate Deployment (1 year): Having received both technical and leadership training in the past 1-year, you will now be ready to fulfil your role as a Management Associate. You will make key decisions in the company and be the next generation of management. Your strengths in either architectural acoustics and/or acoustical product design will eventually shape the company's future.

Qualifications
  • Performance Commission: You will also receive a performance based commission on top of the basic salary
  • Equity: Management Associates will receive equity under an equity structure with 2-year vest and 1-year cliff
Application link
Please send resume to elijah@auralaid.com

BestTop Related Mentor
Do not know which type of candidate this employer is looking for?
Do not know how to customize resume to this specific job position?
Do not know how to crack the interview and standout in this role?

Contact BestTop mentors now. The cost of a meal may get you to your dream job! Log on to www.BestTopCareer.com for more information.






Internship – Account Coordinator – Twitter (posted on 27 JULY 2015)

Company
Twitter
Industry
Technology
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
27 July 2015
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Based in Singapore. the intern will support to the MMS team to have the information, reports, presentations and research required for help to drive revenue from the strategic accounts and their advertising agencies. 

Responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Learn about clients and the market about advertising on Twitter
  • Work in tandem with Account executive teams to prepare information about the market.
  • Create sales presentations to demonstrate how Twitter’s advertising products can help businesses connect to consumers
  • Manage data-driven measurement, track and report on progress of critical projects.
Qualifications
  • As an entry-level internship we’re not looking for experience in sales for this role.
  • You’ll be super-organised and love creating processes and procedures that make everyone’s lives easier.
  • Mastery of Powerpoint, Keynote, Excel and all the other tools of business.
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Reasonable fluency in technology and a passion about the power of communications to change the world for the better.
  • A passion for digital media
  • Creativity and a preference for working in small, collaborative teams
  • A passion for Twitter and Technology!
Application link



A Dream Coming True (BestTop full ver.)

*百思拓独家招聘* - 固定收益研究员(实习)– 华泰创新投资 (posted on 24 JULY 2015)

Company
华泰创新投资
Industry
金融
Location
北京(中国)
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
24 July 2015
Closing Date
03 August 2015

Employer Description
华泰创新投资有限公司是华泰证券旗下的全资子公司,战略定位为集团创新业务培育平台和对冲基金管理平台,业务包括固定收益、大宗商品及外汇、量化及程序交易、结构融资等。

Responsibilities
  • 参与撰写宏观经济、债券市场、固定收益各类研究报告和债券定价分析报告;
  • 负责跟踪宏观经济、政策和债券市场的变化,定期或不定期撰写分析报告,为债券投资提供策略支持;
  • 负责行业及公司数据的搜集和整理,定期或不定期撰写行业及公司分析报告;
  • 负责信用债的评估及跟踪工作。 
Qualifications
  • 金融、经济相关专业硕士及以上学历,具有扎实的经济学、金融学基础和理论功底;
  • 具备较强的数据分析能力和逻辑思维能力;
  • 工作认真负责、细致踏实,富有团队合作精神
Application link
电邮简历到: Contact@BestTopCareer.com

标题: 申请: 华泰创新投资(北京实习)

BestTop Related Mentor
Do not know which type of candidate this employer is looking for?
Do not know how to customize resume to this specific job position?
Do not know how to crack the interview and standout in this role?

Contact BestTop mentors now. The cost of a meal may get you to your dream job! Log on to www.BestTopCareer.com for more information.


*百思拓独家招聘* -微信公共帐户平台营销员 – Luxury City (posted on 24 JULY 2015)

Company
Luxury City
Industry
Shopping Mall & Retails
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
24 July 2015
Closing Date
02 August 2015

Employer Description
Luxury City 始建于新加坡在2010,通过“智能购物”的思维定势的启发,为品牌专卖店正品,全新设计的项目。

Luxury City直接从意大利和美国的授权经销商和分销商合作。只出售100 %全新,品牌如Coach, Kate Spade, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Burberry, CK, DKNY, MBMJ, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Furla, YSL, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu, D&G, Tods, Celine 等。

Luxury City追求卓越的奢侈品零售,通过销售活动,Luxury City 的零售商店和网上销售相结合的最优惠的价格,货真价实的商品和令人兴奋的购物体验!

Qualifications
  • 会美工,擅长photoshop
  • 有微信文案等方面的特长,中英文阅读书写能力强,
  • 有社交媒体营销等方面的经验
  • 喜爱时尚,对名牌包有一定了解的优先
  • 兼职,全职,实习都可以
Application link
Send resume to: Contact@BestTopCareer.com
Subject Header: Job Application: Luxury City – 微信公共帐户平台营销员