Sharif began his media career as a staff reporter with an English daily, The Independent, after completing his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Business Administration with a specialty in Finance at BRAC University. He specialized in the RMG industry. Sharif worked as a consultant for an international development organization called 'Development Gateway' before joining The Independent. Sharif attended a United Nations-sponsored two-day training workshop on media reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals. In November of this year, he joined Impact PR as a PR Consultant. English Content Development, Translation, and Article Writing are among his tasks.