Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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. Before she joined CIO in 2013, 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.

Salesforce certification: Your guide to a lucrative Salesforce career

An inside look at today’s top tech employers

An inside look at today’s top tech employers

PayScale data on employees’ experience and satisfaction at 52 top tech companies reveals surprising insights into what it takes to attract and retain talent in today’s IT job marketplace.

Why LinkedIn Premium is worth the money

Why LinkedIn Premium is worth the money

LinkedIn Premium doesn’t come cheap. But subscribers say the service is well worth the money, and new features and improved access to data, analytics and training could win over even the most skeptical LinkedIn user.

Top 11 project management certifications for 2017

Top 11 project management certifications for 2017

No matter what your IT role is, a project management certification can add depth, breadth and value to your skills. Here are the top project management certifications, their requirements and cost.

The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

The most valuable cloud computing certifications today

Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one — or more — of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications.

How to win the war for top tech talent

How to win the war for top tech talent

By emphasizing engagement, purpose and innovation, the financial services industry is showing how to beat Silicon Valley at its own game.

What is that agile certification really worth?

What is that agile certification really worth?

Agile certifications help benchmark a candidate’s familiarity with the agile framework. But what do agile certifications really say about a candidate’s ability to implement agile methodologies in practice, when it really counts?

7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management, and has increased demand for professionals with agile knowledge and experience. Here are seven agile-focused certifications to benchmark your...

10 tips for making self-evaluations meaningful

10 tips for making self-evaluations meaningful

Whether you think your company uses the information or not, self-evaluations are a necessary device for professional development. Here’s how to make the most of the dreaded self-evaluation process.

Define your organization’s culture before it derails you

Define your organization’s culture before it derails you

Corporate culture is an important part of attracting, hiring and retaining top talent. If your organization isn't taking steps to codify and enforce the culture you want, you may end up with exactly the one you don't.

Blind skills challenges help vet true tech talent

Blind skills challenges help vet true tech talent

Skills-testing platforms place your hiring focus on verified talent -- where it should be.

15 tricky job interview questions — and how to nail them

15 tricky job interview questions — and how to nail them

Congratulations! Your killer résumé and impeccable credentials have landed you an interview. Here’s how to walk away with the job.

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