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Stories by Sharon Florentine

4 'Impossible' IT Hiring Scenarios (And How to Beat Them)

A recruiter would never think to approach a CIO and advise him or her on cloud storage technology. They don't have the technical knowledge, experience or skills to act as a trusted advisor in that role.

Written by Sharon Florentine07 May 14 02:38

6 Social Media Mistakes That Will Kill Your Career

Just because you're not posting drunken selfies doesn't mean you've got this social networking thing down. There are a number of more subtle social media mistakes that could hurt your career. Here are six to avoid.

Written by Sharon Florentine15 April 14 23:49

Job Search Tips for 2014 College Grads

If you're graduating from college as a member of the Class of 2014 and you haven't already begun your job search - or already landed a position to start after you graduate - you may be at a disadvantage.

Written by Sharon Florentine12 April 14 00:33

Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.

Written by Sharon Florentine03 April 14 00:17

Small Data Plays a Big Role in IT Recruiting

Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.

Written by Sharon Florentine20 March 14 19:03

Shortage of Project Managers Sends Businesses Scrambling

Project managers are in short supply, and that will leave many organizations woefully disadvantaged as the economy rebounds, according to a recent study by project management training company ESI International.

Written by Sharon Florentine19 March 14 14:26

How to Use Social Media to Improve Your IT Recruiting Strategy

Social media is ubiquitous in today's digital world, so you can bet your next star employee is out there sharing, liking and tweeting. Here's how to leverage social networking technology to effectively target and recruit IT candidates.

Written by Sharon Florentine17 March 14 18:00

How to Make Meetings More Productive

With the right collaboration tools and an open-minded management team, the phrase 'productive meeting' doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

Written by Sharon Florentine13 March 14 16:28

Cloud wars heating up in 2014

Google, Amazon and Microsoft have all made strategic moves to gain cloud market share -- and the 'cloud wars' are only getting started.

Written by Sharon Florentine12 March 14 13:42

How Gamification Makes Customer Service Fun

One company is using gamification to change the customer service paradigm from frustrating to fun -- and customers are loving it.

Written by Sharon Florentine03 March 14 14:09

Are you too old to land a new IT job?

Age really is just a number. If you're keeping current on new technologies and advancement, and show a willingness to keep learning and growing, there's no reason it should be an impediment to your job search.

Written by Sharon Florentine28 Feb. 14 11:10

Personal Websites Give Job Seekers Greater Control

If you are looking to land your next tech job, creating and promoting a personal website can help you control Google search results, better highlight relevant skills and provide an edge in a competitive job market.

Written by Sharon Florentine19 Feb. 14 15:16