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Stories by Sharon Florentine

How to Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

All's fair in love, war and job hunting. Learn how to use 'guerilla' job search tactics to use applicant tracking system technology to your advantage.

Written by Sharon Florentine13 Feb. 14 21:18

Better Compensation Key to Retaining Top IT Talent

Money isn't everything, but it's a good place to start. As the economy slowly improves, revisiting your compensation strategy can help you both retain and recruit top-performing tech talent.

Written by Sharon Florentine11 Feb. 14 19:10

How to Prepare Your Business (And Your Employees) to Work Remotely

Hurricanes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, even mundane events like employees' car troubles or family obligations can disrupt your business and put a damper on productivity. Here's how to prepare your business and your personnel for working remotely.

Written by Sharon Florentine06 Feb. 14 20:05

Is an MBA Worthwhile or Worthless for Tech Pros?

Once seen as a valuable differentiator for career advancement, the intrinsic worth of an MBA degree is now a hotly debated subject in the enterprise.

Written by Sharon Florentine27 Jan. 14 18:58

Mobile App Helps You Fight Chronic Pain From Your Desk

Experience chronic neck or back pain? Headaches or migraines? That expensive, ergonomic chair might be doing you more harm than good. But Voom, a mobile wellness app developed by two chiropractors, aims to tackle repetitive stress injuries.

Written by Sharon Florentine24 Jan. 14 20:50

How Proper Etiquette Can Help You Land Your Dream Tech Job

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, but preparing for them and handling follow-up doesn't have to be. Here are some 'beyond the obvious' tips for acing the lead-up and the aftermath of job interviews.

Written by Sharon Florentine23 Jan. 14 16:26

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