Sharon Florentine

Sharon Florentine

Senior Writer

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

Articles by Sharon Florentine

CIOs list the top hiring priorities for 2017
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CIOs list the top hiring priorities for 2017

According to new research from Robert Half Technology, 2017 will remain a ‘stable’ hiring environment, with a focus on security and upgrades to existing IT systems and infrastructure.rn
January 31, 2017
14 tips to land the job you want in 2017
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14 tips to land the job you want in 2017

If finding a new job is one of your New Year’s resolutions, these 14 tips will help you make your career goals a reality.rnrn
January 9, 2017
7 IT recruiting predictions for 2017
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7 IT recruiting predictions for 2017

In 2016, IT recruiters continued to grapple with an evolving job market. Here's what to expect in 2017.rn
December 28, 2016
10 hottest IT career stories of 2016
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10 hottest IT career stories of 2016

It was another big year for IT professionals -- demand for IT skills was high, unemployment was low and salaries just kept rising. Here are our 10 most popular stories for job seekers in 2016.
December 27, 2016
No place like home for the holidays
Diverse-IT

No place like home for the holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- especially at companies that offer employees a winter break.rn
December 22, 2016
2017 IT forecast: Budgets will rebound
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2017 IT forecast: Budgets will rebound

TEKsystems 2017 IT forecast shows IT budgets rebounding from a slump in 2016 and IT leaders' confidence is high going into the new year. But some challenges will persist.rn
December 15, 2016
Career Roadmap: Systems admin role isn’t dead
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Career Roadmap: Systems admin role isn’t dead

Despite dire predictions, the role of the system administrator is far from obsolete. Nick Bush is a prime example of how the role continues to evolve and change while remaining critical to IT.rn
December 12, 2016
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How Lean IT impacts business outcomes

New research proves just how big an impact a Lean methodology can have an enterprise’s bottom-line.rn
December 7, 2016
10 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill
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10 most difficult IT jobs for employers to fill

Burning Glass scoured more than 40,000 job posting websites over the last year to find out which tech roles are most challenging to fill.rn
November 23, 2016
Trump presidency a step back for diversity in America
Diverse-IT

Trump presidency a step back for diversity in America

During the days after Donald Trump was elected the 45 U.S. president, supporters of diversity and equality in America are forced to ask ... what just happened?
November 15, 2016
10 hardest-to-find tech skills
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10 hardest-to-find tech skills

Burning Glass scoured more than 40,000 job postings over the last year to find out what tech skills are most difficult to find.rn
November 9, 2016
How to crack the coding challenge
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How to crack the coding challenge

Coding interviews are nerve-wracking, even for programmers with a computer science or engineering degree. They are e even scarier if you're a self-taught programmer. But using blind coding challenges can help boost your performance and even the odds.
November 8, 2016
Diverse-IT

Simple steps to make your workplace more trans-inclusive

The trans community faces discrimination, harassment and high rates of unemployment and even suicide. Here's how your inclusion policies can be a force for good in the workplace.
November 3, 2016
Battling gender bias in IT
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Battling gender bias in IT

You can’t aspire to be what you can’t see. To get more women into IT careers, girls and young women will need role models, mentors and public examples of success.
November 3, 2016
5 ways to reduce bias in your hiring practices
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5 ways to reduce bias in your hiring practices

Unconscious bias impacts IT hiring in a major way, but there's a lot you can do to stop bias before it becomes a barrier to diversity and inclusion. Here are five bias-busting strategies you should use.rn
November 1, 2016
The gender gap in tech is getting worse but it’s fixable
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The gender gap in tech is getting worse but it’s fixable

New research from Accenture and Girls Who Code, released at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing last week, reveals that the gender gap in tech is actually getting worse. Here's what you can do to fix it.rn
October 26, 2016
StubHub works to grow diversity inside and out
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StubHub works to grow diversity inside and out

Live events company StubHub took on a global rebranding effort and its new CMO Jennifer Betka was charged with putting diversity at center stage.rn
October 24, 2016
10 highest-paying IT security jobs
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10 highest-paying IT security jobs

IT security is of major concern to all organizations, and they're willing to pay to get top talent.
October 12, 2016
Silicon Valley needs to be the change
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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.rn
September 22, 2016
Tips for keeping Gen-Z and millennial workers happy
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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.rn
September 14, 2016
Career Roadmap: Making a career in DevOps
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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.rn
September 13, 2016
Diverse-IT

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.
September 8, 2016
14 tips for working with recruiters
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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.rn
September 8, 2016
7 tips for making a good impression at your new job
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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.rn
September 6, 2016
What if you could fire your CEO?
Diverse-IT

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.
September 1, 2016
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How to look for a job while you’re still employed

Ready for a new job, but not quite ready to let go of your current one? You don't have to. In fact, you're more attractive to potential employers if you're already working. Here's how to conduct a job search while you're still gainfully employed.rn
August 23, 2016
6 ways to beat the back-to-school blues
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6 ways to beat the back-to-school blues

Summer's almost over, and that means more structured routines and fewer lazy afternoons. These quick tips can make reentry into 'real life' less painful.
August 18, 2016