Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

Why engineers make great IT leaders

Why engineers make great IT leaders

If you're looking to cultivate new IT leadership, consider promoting from the ranks of your engineers and developers.

2016 college grads: Prepare for a cutthroat job market

2016 college grads: Prepare for a cutthroat job market

The quarterly U.S. Hiring Trends Report from talent acquisition solutions provider iCIMS reveals that new graduates should prepare for some serious competition in the job market.

5 ways to beef up your resume over the summer

5 ways to beef up your resume over the summer

Want to land that dream job before autumn? Here are five in-demand skills and courses you can add to your resume over the summer.

3 tips for negotiating the salary you deserve

3 tips for negotiating the salary you deserve

Successfully negotiating a starting salary or a raise comes down to being able to prove your accomplishments and achievements, as well as your value to the company.

IT career profile: Technology evangelist

IT career profile: Technology evangelist

Do you love technology? Is there a programming language, platform or application you can't stop talking about? Perhaps a career as a technology evangelist is in your future.

Open source job market booming

Open source job market booming

The demand for open source talent is high, according to a new report from Dice.com and The Linux Foundation.

10 things to do before, during and after your performance review

10 things to do before, during and after your performance review

Performance reviews can be nerve-wracking and many workers struggle with the process. Here are ten tips to make sure your next performance review is productive and fulfilling.

6 traits engineers need to succeed as IT leaders

6 traits engineers need to succeed as IT leaders

Finding managers who motivate, lead and inspire is easier said than done. Here are six tips for hiring IT leaders with successful outcomes.

Project managers, tech sales pros are in high demand

Project managers, tech sales pros are in high demand

After engineers, IT companies are struggling to keep up with demand for two other hard-to-fill roles: technical salespeople and IT project managers.

Didn't get your dream job? 8 tips for handling rejection

Losing out on a job you really wanted can be difficult, but there are eight tips for handling the situation and moving forward with your career search.

Career roadmap: How a mobile developer found his calling

Career roadmap: How a mobile developer found his calling

Chris Turner is now a successful mobile developer for a home automation and application development company. But his career path took some unexpected turns along the way.

How creating an alumni strategy closes the skills gap

How creating an alumni strategy closes the skills gap

Smart companies are looking to their past employees to help drive future success and are actively encouraging boomerangs. Here's how to get your alumni strategy right.

Employers get creative with compensation

Employers get creative with compensation

Savvy companies are coming up with new ways to recognize their best employees, according to PayScale's 2016 Compensation Best Practices report.

How UCaaS will help enterprise employees collaborate

How UCaaS will help enterprise employees collaborate

Unified communications services are gaining ground in the enterprise, but many businesses are only scratching the surface of what's possible with UC tools. Enter UCaaS.

How high will IT salaries climb?

How high will IT salaries climb?

IT salaries rose 7.7 percent year-over-year in 2015, the largest leap ever. But is this growth sustainable?

How to prepare for the IT department of the future

How to prepare for the IT department of the future

In the IT industry, change is the only constant. So how can IT professionals best prepare themselves for the future? Follow these steps.

IT Resume Makeover: How to cut through the technical noise

IT Resume Makeover: How to cut through the technical noise

Allen Bocian's resume was packed with skills, experience and knowledge, but his overall message was getting lost. Here's how Regal Resumes' Caitlin Sampson helped him focus his story.

Closing the cybersecurity talent gap -- one woman at a time

Closing the cybersecurity talent gap -- one woman at a time

The severe shortage of cybersecurity talent is leaving the U.S. vulnerable to attacks. Women, in particular, are key to closing the security skills gap.

IT Resume Makeover: How to inject some personality

IT Resume Makeover: How to inject some personality

In a world of bland resumes, color, graphics and creative formatting will get you noticed. But how much is too much? Award-winning resume writer and career coach Donald Burns helps one client successfully add personality in this...

4 ways companies can close the legacy tech skills gap

4 ways companies can close the legacy tech skills gap

One of the best ways to encourage younger IT professionals to learn legacy skills and technology is by starting where they do -- in schools and universities.

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