[Webinar] Networking 2.0: Networking in the Digital Age

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

1:00 p.m. ET | 12:00 p.m. CT | 10:00 a.m. PT

This webinar is FREE for all attendees.

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Do you have questions about virtual networking and how to use digital resources to help you build your career in the confectionery industry? Join The Confectionery Foundation, JOBTALK founder Krystal Hicks and a panel of industry leaders for a session and panel discussion to learn how to use digital tools and strategies like LinkedIn to:

  • Establish your digital profile
  • Collaborate with your network
  • Stay connected remotely

Do you have a question for our panel?

Submit your questions here. We’ll do our best to ask them during our panel discussion!


Building a LinkedIn Profile that Every Recruiter Will Love (30 minutes)
Krystal Hicks, Founder, JOBTALK

For most job hunters, learning how to leverage LinkedIn is a game-changer, but as the coronavirus spreads and employees self-isolate, having a strong online presence and network are even more crucial. Join Krystal Hicks as she pulls back the curtain and shows you how to make the most of LinkedIn and other online networking tools.

Remote Networking: A Panel Discussion with Confectionery Leaders (20 minutes)

The panel (below), moderated by Anthony Trani, Global Head of Marketing & Innovation, Bazooka Candy Brands, will feature five industry leaders. They’ll field questions and discuss their own experience using digital tools and strategies to connect and collaborate with their networks.

    The Panel:

  • Rick Brindle – Vice President Industry Development, Mondelez International
  • Stephen Casey – National Sales Manager, Melville Candy
  • Tessa Porter – President of Sprinkk, LLC
  • Bernd Weber – CTO & VP of Process Technology, Elmer Chocolate
  • Rob Nelson – CEO, Elmer Chocolate


Krystal Hicks
Founder, JOBTALK

Krystal Hicks is the Founder of JOBTALK, a recruitment consulting and career counseling practice in Portsmouth, NH. In addition to providing one-on-one counseling services to job seekers, Krystal also provides employer branding consulting and workshops on strategic recruitment initiatives to companies looking to attract and retain top talent. Prior to opening JOBTALK last year, Krystal had 10+ years in career services and staffing, and most recently served as the Corporate Recruitment Manager for Lindt Chocolate where she oversaw their student “Lindternship” program, as well as all Talent Acquisition for the U.S. Headquarters, resulting in more than 220 hires in her 3 ½ years there.

The Confectionery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to support American Confectionery industry manufacturing through building career connections.