Sarah K. White

Senior Writer

Sarah White is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, hiring & staffing, and diversity.

4 tips for job searching this holiday season

4 tips for job searching this holiday season

Leveraging the holidays in your job search might mean landing a new gig for the new year. Here are four tips on how to use the holidays to your advantage.

IT Resume Makeover: Presenting an executive image

IT Resume Makeover: Presenting an executive image

Looking to land your first tech executive role? Here’s how to overhaul your resume to catch a recruiter's eye and demonstrate your qualifications.

5 sites that help you showcase your professional talents

5 sites that help you showcase your professional talents

Your personal brand is increasingly important in the job market, and what better way to show off your talents than with an online portfolio? These five websites will help you build and maintain a portfolio that will set you apart from...

IT Resume Makeover: Highlighting business and technology leadership

IT Resume Makeover: Highlighting business and technology leadership

In CIO.com’s latest installment in the Resume Makeover series, career expert Laura Smith-Proulx helps a CIO tackle his extensive -- and impressive -- background to build an engaging three-page resume.

6 tips  to create your online career identity

6 tips to create your online career identity

Technology hasn't just changed the way you apply for jobs, it's also changed how recruiters and hiring managers find you. That means it's time to take your online career presence seriously.

5 tips for avoiding burning out your on-call IT staff

5 tips for avoiding burning out your on-call IT staff

On-call workers don't have the luxury of signing off at the end of the day and going home to relax. They know that a call could come at any time, which means businesses need to take steps to ensure these workers aren't on the...

IT Resume Makeover: Don’t downplay your success

IT Resume Makeover: Don’t downplay your success

It's easy to fall into the trap of downplaying your skills and accomplishments. But on your resume you need to do the exact opposite.

Tips for making an introvert-friendly workplace

Tips for making an introvert-friendly workplace

Introverts and extraverts work differently and the environment they work in can ultimately affect their productivity. If you haven't already, reconsider your company culture to see how it helps -- or hurts -- the introverted workers...

IT Resume Makeover: Knowing what to showcase

IT Resume Makeover: Knowing what to showcase

Writing a resume is all about conveying your skills and experience in an easy-to-read format. But sometimes you need a fresh eye to help identify relevant skills and projects you might have overlooked in your career history.

How to get your network and security teams working together

How to get your network and security teams working together

Your network and security teams may have different goals and objectives, but as networks grow more complex, it’s time to get these two teams on the same page to help avoid miscommunication around security threats.

How millennials are shaping the future of work

How millennials are shaping the future of work

Millennials are a driving force in the future of the workplace, pushing companies to modernize in order to keep up with the competition.

IT resume makeover: Don’t try to please everyone

IT resume makeover: Don’t try to please everyone

Writing a resume means knowing your audience. If you try to please everyone, you’ll only wind up with an unfocused and disjointed document filled with unconnected work experience and accomplishments.

Why every tech pro should learn to code

Why every tech pro should learn to code

You might think the need for coding skills applies only to programmers, but that is far from the case. This popular STEM skill has found its way into nearly every industry and is quickly becoming a must-have.

IT Resume Makeover: How to show employers the real you

IT Resume Makeover: How to show employers the real you

In this installment of our Resume Makeover series, Andrew Ysasi took a senior security system administrator's resume and reworked it to show his qualifications for a career in security or cloud management.

Recruiters increasingly rely on social media to find talent

Recruiters increasingly rely on social media to find talent

The talent war is on in tech, and recruiters are taking advantage of every weapon at their disposal. A recent study found that recruiters are getting creative in how they source candidates -- moving toward social media and messaging...

IT resume makeover: Breaking through tech jargon

IT resume makeover: Breaking through tech jargon

In this resume makeover, the candidate didn't need a complete remodel. Instead, he needed to shift the overall focus. Resume writer Donald Burns was able to take his resume from tech-focused and dense, to something that any recruiter...

How to become a trailblazer at your new job

How to become a trailblazer at your new job

You don't have to keep your head down at your first job. In fact, you should do the opposite. Here's how to become a trailblazer starting on Day 1.

IT resume makeover: Turn your resume into a story

IT resume makeover: Turn your resume into a story

Your resume only gets 6 seconds to make a great impression

The future looks bright for IT workers

The future looks bright for IT workers

Business are starting to invest more in IT, and that means they're also investing in IT workers. A study from Brilliant found that Q4 hiring for IT has remained steady, as businesses search for qualified tech workers.

IT Resume Makeover: How your older experience can get you hired

IT Resume Makeover: How your older experience can get you hired

You've probably heard about the rules of resume writing and why you should throw out years of experience to keep your resume short. Take a note from this resume makeover and leverage even older work history to sell your professional...

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