Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What DBS Looks for in a Candidate and More...

A diamond sponsor for the upcoming JobsDB.com Career Expo 2010, DBS is an active corporate client of JobsDB.com Singapore. Since its membership with us, the bank has already posted hundreds of jobs and these jobs have been consistent at the top of our database in terms of popularity.

That's the reason why we are very fond of featuring DBS professionals for Industry Focus: we know that our DBS articles will be of interest to a lot of people. Let's have a track back here: So far, we've interviewed, Mr. Koh Kar Siong (Managing Director of POSB Consumer Banking Group), Ms. Pearlyn Phau (the current managing director of DBS treasures), and Mr. Philip Lim (Managing Director & Head at DBS Franchise & DBS Strategy - Consumer Banking). Today's post is another DBS post. But we're featuring not just one but two professionals from this large bank!

Russel Mok is the Vice-President of Technology & Operations – Customer Centre at DBS. He shared to us a lot of things ranging from what it's like working for DBS to the qualities they look for in a candidate. Mohamed Yusuf Ali Jina, on the other hand, is the Assistant Vice-President, Technology & Operations – Credit Operations . He also shared to us his life as a DBS professional and some tips for applicants looking to work at DBS.

Here are some snippets of our interview with them:

Our Question: What have been the highlights in your career in DBS?

Russel Mok's Answer: I am very fortunate to have been able to rotate between front-end and back-end roles in my career at Customer Centre. And this has given me the breadth of knowledge and experience to have a complete end-to-end understanding of customer service operations. It has also helped me understand our customers’ and their needs better.

Another highlight would be the opportunity I got to pursue my MBA part-time while working, which is something that’s not available in many companies. With the opportunity and support given to me by DBS, I completed my MBA in 3 years.

Our Question: What qualities do you look for in a candidate keen to join DBS?

Mohamed Yusuf Ali Jina's answer: Someone who has and believes in the DBS values of P.R.I.D.E.

* Passionate and committed
* Values Relationships
* Integrity and respect
* Dedicated to teamwork
* Confidence to Excel through commitment and service

You can read the complete interview @ www.jobsdb.com.sg/SG/EN/Resources/JobSeekerArticle/DBS?ID=273.

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