Akemashite omedetougozaimasu! Happy New Year!
For the Japanese, the new year is rich with tradition and significance. People visit shrines to pray for good luck or eat long noodles to ensure longevity and good health. The new year is also regarded as a time to start anew and this is celebrated with new year’s resolutions.
Adobe Life asked our Japan employees what their new year career resolutions were and here’s what some of them had to say…
“My new year’s resolution is to develop a deeper understanding of Adobe products. I often travel to wonderful places (like the photo of Hong Kong you see here) and take a lot of photos. I am a total beginner with Photoshop and Lightroom, and would love to learn how to enhance my photos to show my friends and family.”
– Andrew L., Head of Finance & Sales Ops
“My resolution for 2014 is to educate myself and empower my clients. Now that my role has expanded and I’ll be speaking to larger groups of internal audiences, I need to be even more attune to the pulse of the IT industry. That means reading up on the latest articles and using that knowledge to innovate on solutions for user-education. A good portion of my current job is helping Adobe employees with technical issues and my goal is to teach them to be more self sufficient.”
– May Ann F., IT Client Services
“2013 was a big year in which I accomplished a major goal in my sales career. In 2014, I will be taking on a new role of managing a team of my own. This year, I want to make the best use of the knowledge and experience gained in 2013 to help my team be successful.”
– Kenny T., Strategic Account Executive
Wishing all of you a successful 2014!
Do tell us what some of your career resolutions are.