"Computing and Network Communications has always been a really strong area for me. I have a big interest in how network communication improves our daily lives and our overall business efficiency. I see that you are looking for team members who are experts in network communications which is what really caught my eye when I first saw your job posting."
"I have been focusing my career on becoming a cloud integration specialist although I do have cross platform app development expertise as well."
Do you have any particular areas of interest or ability? Talk to the interviewer about your strengths and be sure to highlight any particular skill that you excel in. It's a great idea, if you can, to highlight specific skills that may be listed on the company's job posting / job description. If there is a related area of interest where you'd like to expand your skills, you can mention those as well.
We seek to hire highly ambitious people. Where would you like your career with Aspen Technology take you?
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"One of the reasons I was so excited to interview with Aspen Technology Inc. is because of the endless growth opportunities you appear to offer your high performing employees. My biggest ambition is to be awarded a management role in the next 3-5 years."
"What interests me most about your company is that there are so many options when it comes to career growth. Ideally, I would like to earn my way into a team lead role, then a division manager position in the digital management department. Eventually, a CDO (Chief Data Officer) level role would be ideal. Of course, I understand that this will take many years of dedication and hard work."
Have you researched Aspen Technology Inc. enough to know how their internal hierarchy works? Do they have a variety of departments and management levels, offering you choices when it comes to carving out your career path? Talk to the interviewer about your career ambitions specifically related to this role and their organization.
This role with Aspen Technology is highly technical. What is your understanding of this position and the responsibilities that come with it?
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"From our previous conversation, understanding the job description, and researching the role online I feel that the job is best described as a project leader focused on X, Y, and Z. The technical requirements that you would like to see are A, B, and C. I am well versed in the tasks and programs you are asking for and am confident that I meet the strict requirements to successfully perform in this role."
"My understanding is that you seek a candidate with expert level skills in X, Y, and Z, who can train junior employees. I am an expert user in all three of these areas. Do you have any questions about my technical expertise?"
Assure the interviewer that you bring a full understanding of the technical requirements attached to this particular job. It is very important that you research the role and thoroughly consume the information provided in the company's job posting / job description. Keep your answer to the point.
In your opinion, what has been the biggest advancement in technology this past year?
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"There have been so many great advancements in technology this year. Recently, I was reading an article by MIT Technology Review and was amazed at the incredible advancements this year. The one that stood out most to me was the autopilot software update released by Tesla this year. We truly will have the software for vehicles to be controlled by tech rather than humans."
"The most impressive advancement in technology, in my opinion, is the continued advancement of mobile integration. Most of the modern world is connected by tech and we can do absolutely everything from our phones these days."
Display to the interviewer that you have an invested interest in the technology industry by discussing your thoughts on recent advancements. Be sure to include the ways in which you stay up to date on industry changes and new technology.
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About Aspen Technology Inc.
Aspen Technology, Inc. -- known as AspenTech -- is a provider of software and services for the process industries. Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, AspenTech has 30 offices around the world, spanning 6 continents.
Founded in 1981, AspenTech was born out a joint research project between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and US Department of Energy?an Advanced System for Process Engineering (ASPEN) Project.
On July 15, 2004, AspenTech was required by the Federal Trade Commission to make divestitures in regard to an anti-trust ruling against its acquisition of HyproTech. This included divestment of batch and continuous simulation systems and integrated engineering software business (AXSYS). In the same year, a class action lawsuit was filed against Aspen Technology and its certain officers over issuance of misleading statements and improper revenue recognition.
On November 24, 2004, the company restated results for the fiscal years ended June 2000 through June 2004 after its audit committee discovered the company improperly accounted for certain software licenses. On March 15, 2005, the company announced that the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors had completed its previously announced financial review and the company had restated its financials for each of the fiscal years ended June 30, 2000 through June 30, 2004.
Aspen Technology was delisted from the NASDAQ on February 19, 2008 for failing to meet financial transparency guidelines of the NASDAQ exchange. In February, 2010 the company was relisted on the NASDAQ exchange.