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

Charting a Course to Your Dream Job

As a technology professional, your career path can and probably will take many directions. The challenge is determining which directions are right for you. Are you no longer learning or growing at work? Do you want to change jobs but don’t know where to start? Do you feel stuck on a narrowly-defined path that doesn’t excite you? Whether you're just starting out or are the most experienced person on your team, this workshop will help you determine what's next in your career.

Through a series of guided exercises and discussions, you’ll examine your technical and professional strengths, preferences, and dislikes. You’ll reflect on your values and how they apply to your career. Along the way, discover how to do more of what you enjoy at your current job. Finally, you will learn about finding new opportunities with your employer or whether to seek something entirely new. Though you may not leave knowing exactly what you want to be when you grow up, you will leave with a clear plan for getting closer to that dream job.


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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