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 Building Your Dream Career Sharing Series 3 - Networking for a Successful Career








Do you know that more jobs are found through personal contacts than any other method?
Do you know that networking was related to salary growth?

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

The third topic for the series is Networking for a Successful Career. No one can deny that networking is a key skill for career success. However, it is not innate, you need to learn more about networking from people who do it well and practice it until you master it. BestTop Career is privileged to have three guest speakers who are good at networking to share with you about their experience and untold stories.

Speaker
Sok Wah Koh is a banker with over 20 years of experience working in cross cultural environments across diversified roles at both country and regional capacities.  She started her career with the now defunct Overseas Union Trust as a credit officer and her last job was Vice President, Risk & Control with RBS where she spent 13 years. Besides these, she has also worked for OCBC, Bank of America, HSBC and ABN AMRO. Her experience includes process management, business management, wealth operations and risk management. Sok Wah holds a Master of Applied Finance from Melbourne University and a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from the National University of Singapore.

Evelyn graduated from the top engineering school in France, École Polytechnique and with Master Degree from National University of Singapore. She started her career in Boston Consulting Group as a consultant. Recently she joined ThyssenKrupp AG, a multinational conglomerate, headquartered in Germany, as an in-house strategy consultant for all markets in Asia Pacific.

Lu Shuai holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Statistics, with a specialization in Finance and Business Statistics and a minor in Financial Mathematics from the National University of Singapore. Currently Lu Shuai is Head of Trading at Gordian Capital. Duties include receipt of investment advice from Asia based Investment Advisors and internal Portfolio Managers, placement of stock orders to brokers, basket and algo trading, portfolio updates and liaison with service providers, particularly executing brokers.

Dates
14:00 – 16:00, 07 Dec 2014 (Sun)

Location
Inessence, 334 River Valley Road

Registration
Free Registration by Click Here. If you have any enquire, please contact (+65) 8226 8045 or email us at contact@BestTopCareer.com


Internship - Information & Decision Solutions – P&G (posted on 27 NOVEMBER 2014)

Company
P&G
Industry
Consumer Goods
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
27 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit Us.experiencePG.com for the latest news and in-depth information about a career at P&G!

Responsibilities
Project Management: You will closely work with senior project managers (who are internally and externally certified in the project management competency) to learn industry standards. Initial on-boarding and on-going coaching will be given.

Business process transformation: As you work closely with the Sales Department and distributor partners, Store owners and shoppers, you will learn how this team uses technology to transform business processes to create value for P&G (cost/productivity/market share/sales etc.,). You will not only implement a new IT tool, but you are expected to deeply understand their business processes.

Technology/Supplier Management: Work with technical experts around the world (both within P&G & external suppliers) on understanding and applying the right solution to the right problem. Develop a collaborative and healthy relationship with P&G's external suppliers of technology and services to create maximum benefits on both sides of the partnership.

Driving Innovation: Reach out externally to bring the latest technology or best practices from the industry to meet P&G needs. Create new business models and lead the industry as per opportunity.

Qualifications

  • Success in school may be defined as being among the top graduates of his/her respective batch
  • Leadership is defined experience in leading school / student / non-school organizations (ie has had leadership positions in the past)
  • Students must be able to join the internship program for minimum of 3 months
Application link



Graduate Program - Consulting – Accenture (posted on 26 NOVEMBER 2014)

Company
Accenture
Industry
Consulting
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
26 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company with a strong focus on teamwork and high performance delivery. With more than 297,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, our people are passionate about collaborating with clients to design, build and deliver innovative solutions. We have been doing business in ASEAN for 30 years, working with industry movers in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Believing in ASEAN's growth potential, Accenture is a stakeholder in the region's business success.

Responsibilities
  • Assisting in analyzing and documenting as-is capabilities of business processes, people and technology etc
  • Developing and testing new business processes / capabilities, and supporting technologies
  • Assisting in documenting the recommendations of subject matter experts
  • Developing deployment deliverables (communications, training, etc)
  • Designing activities (e.g. writing functional designs)
  • Providing insights and ideas to the project team by conducting primary or secondary research as needed
  • Performing portions of technology architecture and infrastructure design activities
  • Participating in portions of technology build, test and deployment activities

Qualifications
People who desire a challenging  career and access to the kind of training, expertise and development tools Accenture can offer.

Application link

Graduate Program – Manufacturing Engineering – Baker Hughes (posted on 25 NOVEMBER 2014)


Company
Baker Hughes
Industry
Supply Chain Management
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Graduate Program
Post Date
25 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. By being the service company that best anticipates, understands and exceeds our customers’ expectations, Baker Hughes Advances Reservoir Performance. The company s 58,000-plus employees work in more than 80 countries in geomarket teams that help customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. Baker Hughes technology centers in the world’s leading energy markets are pushing the boundaries to overcome progressively more complex challenges. Baker Hughes develops solutions designed to help manage operating expenses, maximize reserve recovery and boost overall return on investment through the entire life cycle of an oil or gas asset. Collaboration is the foundation upon which Baker Hughes builds our business and develops next-generation products and services for drilling and evaluation, completions and production, and fluids and chemicals.

Responsibilities
  • Planning and conducting research to aid the development of standard engineering assignments.
  • Under limited supervision, developing and implementing new product production methods.
  • Developing and implementing new or improved production methods.
  • Recommending and implementing improvements in the production process.
  • Assisting technical manufacturing support teams in testing new applications and problem solving.
  • Handling special projects, as assigned.
  • Absolutely, following all safety guidelines.
  • Performing other duties as directed. 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering,  Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Good communication skills, safety oriented and a team player
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills. Basic project management skills
  • Sound working knowledge of principles, concepts, theories, and/or practices of applicable discipline.
Application link


Internship – Testing & Certification – TUV SUD (posted on 24 NOVEMBER 2014)

Company
TUV SUD
Industry
Testing & Certification
Location
Singapore
Position Type
Internship
Post Date
24 November 2014
Closing Date
n.a

Employer Description
TÜV SÜD was established more than 147 years ago in Germany. It is a leading global provider of technical services, helping its clients improve quality, safety, reliability while ensuring environmental protection and cost effectiveness. More than 18,000 highly skilled employees in over 800 offices around the globe, pool their multidisciplinary expertise to partner clients in their business process, enhancing their competitive strength and delivering tangible economic added value.

Responsibilities
  • Structured on-the-job training 
  • Cross-functional projects 
  • Overseas projects 
  • Classroom learning 
  • Coaching and mentorship with senior staff 
  • Networking opportunities 
Qualifications
Undergraduate or Master students with analytical and interpersonal skills.

Versatility, creativity, independence, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds.

Application link



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