Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

How to be a more 'authentic' IT leader

How to be a more 'authentic' IT leader

In today's digital workforce, it's not enough simply to manage. Workers are looking for authentic leadership.

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.

10 things that tick off software developers

10 things that tick off software developers

Developers are people, too, and they get annoyed by the same things that bug the rest of us: Co-workers, endless meetings and bad office coffee. But some issues are unique to developers. Here are the top 10 things that tick off...

Children's cartoon reveals the insane reality

Children's cartoon reveals the insane reality

Coming to the horrific realization that Inspector Gadget is a ‘mansplainer.’

5 reasons CEOs should be involved in hiring decisions

5 reasons CEOs should be involved in hiring decisions

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

7 lucrative careers for IT pros

7 lucrative careers for IT pros

Are you being paid what you're worth? Cloud compensation and services provider PayScale's latest IT salary survey highlights some of the highest-paying IT roles.

Silicon Valley needs to be the change

Silicon Valley needs to be the change

The IT industry should be using its talent, money and influence to help effect social change and stand up for underrepresented and marginalized people.

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

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.

What if you could fire your CEO?

What if you could fire your CEO?

For the last four years, Haufe U.S. has functioned as a workplace democracy, where its executive leadership is elected by the employees annually. The craziest part? It's working.

4 tips to help build your professional brand

4 tips to help build your professional brand

Your personal brand must be built by design, otherwise it'll be constructed by default. Here's how to get it right.

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