Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer, CIO.com

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity, as well as software, Agile, cloud tech, data center and security topics. For the last five years, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors such as Microsoft, Fujitsu and Juniper Networks. She has also written for ChannelPro SMB magazine, CRN and TheLadders.com among others. Previously, Sharon worked as a staff writer for eWEEK and Channel Insider.

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How blind skills challenges can close the skills gap

How blind skills challenges can close the skills gap

Blind skills challenges are one way to remove both overt and unconscious bias from the technical hiring process.

15 tricky job interview questions and how to answer them

15 tricky job interview questions and how to answer them

Congratulations. Your killer resume and impeccable credentials have landed you an interview. Here's how to nail it.

When it comes to IT certifications, trust but verify

When it comes to IT certifications, trust but verify

New research shows that organizations need to do a better job at verifying certification credentials if they want to benefit their value.

Gamergate leader’s arrest doesn’t signal change

Gamergate leader’s arrest doesn’t signal change

Last week, one of the more prominent (and not anonymous) ringleaders of the Gamergate movement was arrested. That doesn't mean law enforcement's finally taking these threats seriously, though.

Tips for keeping Gen-Z and millennial workers happy

Forget everything you think you know about millennials and their successors in the workplace, Generation Z. Here’s what they are looking for from employers.

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. ...

CIOs, CTOs playing greater role in technology decisions

CIOs, CTOs playing greater role in technology decisions

New research from Deloitte shows that CIOs and CTOs at mid-market companies are in the drivers' seat more often when it comes to technology decisions.

Fed clamps down on for-profit schools

Fed clamps down on for-profit schools

After the Department of Education found ITT Tech wasn't delivering on its promises, the for-profit college chain is the latest forced to close.

14 tips for working with recruiters

14 tips for working with recruiters

If you’re a job seeker, follow this list of tips to make the most of your relationships with recruiters.

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.

7 tips for making a good impression at your new job

7 tips for making a good impression at your new job

The first month at a new job is a crucial period. Here are seven tips for making sure your first month is one of your best and sets the tone for your tenure with your new company.

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