Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

At least we get bacon

At least we get bacon

All of the 'women in the workplace' emojis have been rejected. Don't fret. We do have bacon.

3 tips for negotiating the salary you deserve

3 tips for negotiating the salary you deserve

Successfully negotiating a starting salary or for a raise comes down to being able to prove three things: your accomplishments, your achievements and your value.

How technology made moving tolerable

How technology made moving tolerable

Moving is always a pain, but technology has made it (slightly) more bearable.

Is open source a clear path to success for new grads?

Is open source a clear path to success for new grads?

Open source is a great career direction for newly minted computer science and IT graduates. Here's why.

Diversity at the top can help attract tech talent

Diversity at the top can help attract tech talent

Workforce diversity is important at all levels of your company, but board-level diversity should be a priority if you want to attract and retain the best talent.

How agile helps attract and retain millennial engineers

How agile helps attract and retain millennial engineers

IT organizations hungry for talent are finding the agile methodology is great for attracting and retaining the next generation of engineers and developers.

Top 10 applicant tracking systems

Top 10 applicant tracking systems

Choosing an applicant tracking system is a critical, and daunting, task. but consulting and advisory firm Capterra looks to help narrow the field with it listing of top 10 ATS.

Why you need a mentor

Why you need a mentor

Mentoring is important for everyone, but it’s especially critical for women and other underrepresented groups.

IT pros stress is low, but so is job satisfaction

IT pros stress is low, but so is job satisfaction

Working in IT can be a stressful career, but a new survey shows the pressure's easing for many tech workers. But is career satisfaction dropping, too?

10 cities with fast emerging tech hubs

10 cities with fast emerging tech hubs

Denver, Colorado, tops the list of the 10 hottest emerging tech cities in the U.S.

How agile helps attract and retain millennial tech pros

How agile helps attract and retain millennial tech pros

IT organizations are in search of talent, but they are finding that the agile methodology is great for attracting and retaining the next generation of engineers and developers.

6 ways to be a better project manager

6 ways to be a better project manager

Project management is a complex -- and critical -- function. Here are six pieces of advice to help project managers improve their craft.

How one brave woman fought sexism  — and won

How one brave woman fought sexism — and won

Sherya Ukil stood up to the sexism and discrimination she faced at Indian outsourcing giant Wipro in court. In this Q&A, the courageous woman shares advice for other females in similar positions.

Family-friendly benefits key to attracting top tech talent

Family-friendly benefits key to attracting top tech talent

Forget flashy perks. IT companies in Silicon Valley and beyond find that family-friendly benefits are key to attracting and retaining elite talent.

IT career roadmap: Technology evangelist

IT career roadmap: 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.

Working Moms Equal Pay Day (another) wake-up call

Working Moms Equal Pay Day (another) wake-up call

Though the pay gap in IT is small, it's still very real in every other area where women work -- and it's even worse for working mothers.

5 open source skills in high demand

5 open source skills in high demand

The open source job market is booming and companies need talent to drive their business. Here are the five most in-demand skills for open source IT professionals.

How IoT will change the job market

How IoT will change the job market

Hard skills like circuit design and security will be critical, but there are other, less tangible ways IoT will affect the demand for tech workers.

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.

Representation is important, even in emojis

Representation is important, even in emojis

I'm admittedly not the most tech-savvy person, but it doesn't take a tech genius to notice the lack of female representation in areas as basic as emojis. Now, though, that's about to change.

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