Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

Sharon Florentine is a senior writer for CIO.com, covering IT careers, women in technology and diversity and inclusion. Before she joined CIO in 2013, Sharon worked as a freelance writer and project manager for technology vendors and media companies such as UBM, 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.

10 signs you need to update your resume

10 signs you need to update your resume

In a perfect world, you'd treat your resume like a living document and update it continuously throughout your career. In the real world, family, home and professional responsibilities can get in the way. Here are 10 events that call...

How job hopping can actually help your career

How job hopping can actually help your career

Job hopping is no longer taboo. Many job-seekers are finding they can achieve a higher salary, learn new skills and expand their expertise by changing jobs every few years.

20 Hot IT skills that will get you a raise

20 Hot IT skills that will get you a raise

IT professionals are well-compensated, but 2016 looks will bring even higher pay for some tech workers. If you're looking to boost your paycheck, consider adding one or more of these 20 skills to your resume.

How UCaaS will help enterprise workers collaborate

How UCaaS will help enterprise workers 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?

4 things employees hate about IT (and how to fix them)

4 things employees hate about IT (and how to fix them)

When it comes to gripes about IT, CIOs need to go back to basics to address the needs of their most important customers -- their internal users.

16 employee engagement trends that will shake up IT in 2016

16 employee engagement trends that will shake up IT in 2016

Employee engagement will remain a top organizational concern this year. These 16 predictions for 2016 will help you better gauge the tech worker landscape.

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.

Why your ATS may be killing your recruiting efforts

Why your ATS may be killing your recruiting efforts

Applicant tracking systems get a bad rap for a reason -- many are clunky, hard to use and difficult to calibrate. But that doesn't mean you should ditch them entirely. Here’s how to improve your ATS.

10 best IT jobs in America

10 best IT jobs in America

Anonymous career review and job search site Glassdoor recently released its annual "Best Jobs in America" list for 2016 . Of the top 25 roles, 10 are in IT.

8 tips for recruiting cybersecurity talent

8 tips for recruiting cybersecurity talent

Finding cybersecurity talent isn't easy, but it's even harder if you use the same methods that work for other IT talent specialties. Here's how to get it right.

10 tech giants leading the parental leave policies pack

10 tech giants leading the parental leave policies pack

The IT industry offers some of the U.S.'s most generous parental leave policies. Here are 10 with excellent benefits for new mothers and fathers.

How to win the war for IT talent

How to win the war for IT talent

The battle to hire IT professionals is only going to get more brutal in 2016. Even IT heavyweights are struggling to find IT talent and are exploring unorthodox methods for sourcing and screening.

10 IT workplace predictions for 2016

10 IT workplace predictions for 2016

2016 is the year of talent -- how to find it, retain it, engage it and motivate it are at the top of organizations' to-do-lists. Here, workforce management experts share their predictions for the coming year.

6 tips to improve your self-promotion skills

6 tips to improve your self-promotion skills

Successful self-promotion is a necessary career survival skill for any tech professional -- and it’s especially true for women in IT. Here's how to do it right.

Anonymous employee feedback tells only part of the story

Anonymous employee feedback tells only part of the story

Trust, communication and transparency are key for IT organizations to maintain a healthy and productive workforce. But how do you get there?

10 reasons to encourage workplace distractions

10 reasons to encourage workplace distractions

Face-to-face interactions are increasingly important in a digital world, and can positively impact your business. Here's why you should encourage some ‘workplace distractions.’

Alternative education can help close IT skills gap

Alternative education can help close IT skills gap

Bootcamps, MOOCs, nanodegrees and online education providers won't take the place of a traditional degree anytime soon, but they can play an important role in helping close the IT skills gap.

How workplace distractions can actually boost productivity

How workplace distractions can actually boost productivity

Recent research from BambooHR shows that breaks, small talk and socializing in the workplace can actually help bolster productivity and employee engagement.

Cloud adoption soars, but integration challenges remain

Cloud adoption soars, but integration challenges remain

With approximately 90 percent of businesses using the cloud in some fashion, it's safe to say the technology has become a mainstay in IT. But challenges remain beyond the initial integration.

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