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Happy New Year everyone! After a short hiatus, Simply CSOFT is back with renewed energy and fresh ideas and our 2012 New Year’s Resolutions. For today’s Straight from the Source, we asked some of our team members what their goals and aspirations are for this year.

 2012 New Year's Resolutions

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Alim, a TermWiki PHP engineer, says:

I’m really excited about 2012. As a TermWiki engineer, one of the things I’m most excited about is the direction TermWiki is heading in—it already feels like 2012 is going to be a great year for us!

Over the last year, I learned a lot of different techniques that produced very effective results; for 2012, I would like to continue learning and applying better practices to my work.

Samantha, a project manager, says:

For 2012, I am committed to becoming better at planning ahead and improving my decision-making skills. Project managers need to be very organized, resourceful, and work well with tight deadlines, but there is always room to improve, so I would also like to continue developing professionally overall.

Another point I would like to focus on in 2012 is strengthening my relationships with clients. It can be challenging, especially with email as the main avenue of communication, to develop and strengthen relationships with clients, but my experiences in 2011 taught me that it is possible!

Bill, our Chief Technology Officer, says:

I enjoy solving problems—the more difficult, the better! Laughs. So for 2012, my New Year’s Resolutions would be to focus on producing better tools that will facilitate more effective workflows, enhance quality assurance, and eliminate human errors.

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Evgeny, a Russian language QA specialist, says:

There are a couple of lessons that I’ve learned in the past that I would like to carry into the new year. As a linguist, it is important to always put myself in the shoes of the end user and to always aim for the highest possible quality. I would also like to strengthen my time-management skills to be able to better prioritize tasks. Another lesson I’ve learned is to be responsive and helpful, even if you don’t have the time—or feel like it. But this one is easy for me because I like helping others. :)

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