Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering career development, IT management, training, and diversity.

6 tools to help boost your personal brand

6 tools to help boost your personal brand

One of the best weapons in your job seeking arsenal is your personal brand. Here are six digital tools you can use to help elevate it.

7 IT recruiting predictions for 2017

7 IT recruiting predictions for 2017

In 2016, IT recruiters continued to grapple with an evolving job market. Here's what to expect in 2017.

14 tips to land the job you want in 2017

14 tips to land the job you want in 2017

If finding a new job is one of your New Year’s resolutions, these 14 tips will help you make your career goals a reality.

IT career roadmap: IT project manager

IT career roadmap: IT project manager

Behind every successful IT project is a great project manager. Here's what a career as a PM looks like and what it takes to get there.

10 hardest-to-find tech skills

10 hardest-to-find tech skills

Burning Glass scoured more than 40,000 job postings over the last year to find out what tech skills are most difficult to find.

How to ace the coding challenge

How to ace the coding challenge

Coding interviews are nerve-wracking, even for programmers with a computer science or engineering degree. They are e even scarier if you're a self-taught programmer. But using blind coding challenges can help boost your performance...

How gender-neutral job postings can decrease time to hire

How gender-neutral job postings can decrease time to hire

Want to attract more applicants for open positions? Hire faster? Improve diversity at the same time? Get rid of gendered language in your job descriptions.

Battling IT's gender bias

Battling IT's gender bias

You can’t aspire to be what you can’t see. To get more women into IT careers, girls and young women will need role models, mentors and public examples of success.

How older workers can thrive in IT

How older workers can thrive in IT

Are technology jobs too often wasted on the young? As Silicon Valley strives for diversity, age is becoming a critical focus.

Tight IT job market means employers will pay more

Tight IT job market means employers will pay more

Tech skills remain in high demand and that means well-paying IT jobs are about to pay even better.

5 reasons CEOs should be involved in hiring

5 reasons CEOs should be involved in hiring

Here are five reasons your CEO should have a say in all hiring decisions and two reasons why they should stay out of it.

4 tips to get around resume filtering

4 tips to get around resume filtering

Are applicant tracking systems and resume-filtering technologies hindering your job search? Here's how to beat them.

Career Roadmap: Making a career in DevOps

Career Roadmap: Making a career in DevOps

Variety is the spice of life, and it's part of what makes a career in DevOps both fascinating and challenging. This month, Eric Sigler, head of DevOps for PagerDuty, talks about his career and what gets him out of bed in the morning. ...

How to get more from annual performance reviews

How to get more from annual performance reviews

Though some organizations are doing away with the annual performance review, the majority of companies are sticking with the standard. Here's how to get the most out of your yearly performance review.

How to look for a job while you're still employed

How to look for a job while you're still employed

Ready for a new job, but not quite ready to let go of your current one? You don't have to. In fact, you're more attractive to potential employers if you're already working. Here's how to conduct a job search while you're still...

Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech

Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech

Think having a STEM degree is the only way to succeed in the technology industry? Think again.

10 tips to master the art of self-promotion to advance your career

10 tips to master the art of self-promotion to advance your career

Modesty is the best policy, right? Not when it comes to describing your professional accomplishments.

IT career roadmap: The journey to certified scrum trainer

IT career roadmap: The journey to certified scrum trainer

Angela Johnson took the long and winding road to her current career, but her varied experience and love for teaching opened up limitless possibilities as a certified scrum trainer.

4 signs it's time to look for a new job

4 signs it's time to look for a new job

Don't wait until it's too late. Here's how to determine if it's time to polish up your résumé and start your job search.

IT career roadmap: Research scientist

IT career roadmap: Research scientist

Amanda Stent's interest in music has helped advance her career as a research scientist as much as her mathematics and computer science background has.

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