Stories by Sharon Florentine

How to Avoid 5 IT Career Missteps

Even if you aren't currently looking for a job, both errors of omission and errors of commission can come back to haunt when you are looking for a new position or gunning for that promotion. Here are five common career-limiting mistakes IT pros make.

Written by Sharon Florentine21 Jan. 14 17:15

Top 10 IT Resume Tips of 2013

It's been another productive year for CIO's Resume Makeover series. You learned how to target your resume to better highlight your skills, cut out unnecessary descriptions, and list your work history and technical prowess in fewer than three pages.

Written by Sharon Florentine17 Dec. 13 21:53

How (and Why) to Get Started With SDNs

The rise of software-defined networks (SDNs) is one of the big tech stories of 2013. For many IT organizations looking at deploying the technology, it's no longer a question of 'if,' but 'when,' according to Gartner's Joe Skorupa, research vice president for Data Center Convergence and Andrew Lerner, research director for Networking, at Gartner.

Written by Sharon Florentine10 Dec. 13 22:41

Why Are So Many IT Projects Failing?

A recent study reports that 50 percent of companies had an IT project fail in the last 12 months. Business leaders who blame IT are missing the real project management issues.

Written by Sharon Florentine04 Dec. 13 18:50

10 Job Search Tips for Introverts

Being introverted doesn't have to slow your progress when it comes time to ramp up your career. In fact, introverts have many characteristics that help them succeed in the IT world. However, it's important you understand your characteristics and can control - and even take advantage of - them.

Written by Sharon Florentine24 Oct. 13 19:00

IT recruiters mine social media for hidden tech talent

Like most Internet-savvy folks, IT professionals leave bits and pieces of their personal information and professional history scattered across many different social media sites - it's a trail of valuable information for IT recruiters, but it's not an easy one to follow.

Written by Sharon Florentine30 Sept. 13 05:51

How to Improve Your IT Job Prospects by Volunteering

Unemployed? Don't sit at home and wait (and hope) for an opportunity. Volunteering your IT skills is a way to keep current and show potential employers your business and technical acumen, your character and your drive.

Written by Sharon Florentine23 Sept. 13 13:38

Demand for Cloud Skills Still Outpaces Supply of Workers

Cloud technology is a 'must-have' for organisations building out or replacing their data center architecture, but there's still a major cloud skills gap that's impeding faster adoption and growth

Written by Sharon Florentine19 Sept. 13 20:13

Finding your software religion

If you're looking for a career that combines your passion for software development with your communications skills, becoming a developer advocate may be the job for you. And if you're a software development manager, you may want to consider adding an evangelist to your team to spread the word about your tools and services.

Written by Sharon Florentine17 Sept. 13 17:21