Cassandra Faris

Information & Communications Technology

Professional Networking Personal Branding Social Media Hiring Interviewing Employee Engagement Career Growth Recruiting Mental Health Employee Happiness Communication People Management Soft Skills Agile Mindset Agile Leadership

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Career Growth Questions You're Afraid to Ask

There are so many job opportunities out there for technical professionals. Some even sound like super exciting things you’d like to do! How do you know if they’re actually right for you? Even if you’re not actively seeking a job, this is an important question that we all need to answer. Drawing on real-life examples, this session will walk you through the career change and opportunity evaluation process. It will cover topics including benefits questions, intellectual property concerns, and assessing company culture. Most importantly, it will help you identify your career growth priorities and whether that seemingly shiny new opportunity meets them.


Cassandra Faris

Community Manager at SaltStack

Cassandra Faris is passionate about the human side of technology. She is the Community Manager at SaltStack, an event-driven security, cloud, and configuration management software company. Her career has focused on supporting tech professionals through training, community outreach, marketing, hiring, mentoring, and employee engagement. She is an international speaker who specializes in teaching people how to communicate, be more effective team members, and advance their careers. She is President of the Stir Scholarship for women pursuing technology degrees and President Emeritus of the DogFoodCon tech conference. She has an MBA in Organizational Leadership. When she's not busy with the tech community, she is an avid tabletop gamer, runner, and soccer fan who travels as much as possible.


I'm an international speaker who specializes in teaching professional skills to technical audiences.

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