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.

Best practices for hiring and recruiting on LinkedIn

Hiring tips: 9 secrets to working with IT recruiters

Hiring tips: 9 secrets to working with IT recruiters

CIOs and IT recruiters share insights on how to get the most out of recruiting relationships.

The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most

The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most

Looking to hire great talent? Just the right benefits package could tip the scale. Here are the perks that can help you fill key roles fast.

Employee engagement: 10 best practices for improving your culture

Employee engagement: 10 best practices for improving your culture

A culture of engagement can improve business productivity and employee retention. CIOs and experts share tips on keeping your staff engaged.

How to craft effective data science job descriptions

How to craft effective data science job descriptions

Finding good data science talent starts with a killer job description. Here’s how to get it right.

The 10 best coding bootcamps

The 10 best coding bootcamps

Looking to hire programmers? Some of the best talent comes from coding bootcamps. Here are the 10 best U.S.-based and/or online bootcamps to get you started.

Salesforce certification guide: Your path to a lucrative career

Salesforce certification guide: Your path to a lucrative career

Salesforce certification is a great way to get ahead by proving your skills on one of the hottest CRM platforms today. Our guide to the most valuable technical Salesforce certifications will help choose the best Salesforce...

What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

What is a data artist? A role for drawing IT and business together

Data artists bridge the gap between business and IT by creating data visualizations that can be quickly understood by business leaders to help accelerate decision-making.

8 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

8 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

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

Top 12 project management certifications for 2018

Top 12 project management certifications for 2018

No matter what your IT role, a project management certification can add depth, breadth and value to your role. 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.

6 ways your interview process is broken — and how to fix it

6 ways your interview process is broken — and how to fix it

Is your interview process turning candidates off? Here’s what you can do to ensure top talent will remain engaged during recruitment — and sign your job offers

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