Krystal Hicks, Career Strategist | Founder, JOBTALK, LLC

Krystal Hicks (UNH ’07) is a Career Strategist and the Founder of JOBTALK, LLC, a career counseling practice that provides inclusive and accessible one-on-one support to professionals in transition, as well as employer branding and recruitment consulting to companies looking to improve how (and who) they hire. Prior to starting her practice in 2019, Krystal spent 11 years in staffing, career services, and corporate recruitment, most recently overseeing all U.S. hiring for Lindt & Sprüngli in Stratham, NH where she helped expand diversity, overhaul their employer brand, and fill 220+ corporate roles without agency assistance. Krystal also served as UNH’s Director of Career Services and spent three years facilitating a weekly, pre-release employment program for inmates at the Strafford County Department of Corrections. In 2017, she was recognized as one of the Seacoast’s 10 to Watch winners for her economic development work and continues to teach her College to Career courses to undergraduate students at UNH’s Paul College. Her advisory, board, and committee history include Exeter’s Racial Unity Team, the Seacoast HR Association, BLM Seacoast, and, a UNH alumni-founded platform that helps companies connect with recent graduates of color.