500,000 and counting!

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As the Director of Human Resources at a technology company, I worked with all the hiring managers, sifted through hundreds of applications a week, and was passionate about the fact that it was my job to make sure we hired the best match for our team.


Seeing that high volume of resumes, and hearing the feedback from every single interview and application, some very clear trends emerged.

I saw so many people making big, but easily fixable, mistakes in the job application & interview process.


When I looked at the advice out there, it was clear that so many of the people giving advice had never been steeped in the corporate side of the hiring process. That's when I began creating content, and Self Made Millennial was born!


Since launching Self Made Millennial 3 years ago, I have been responsible for landing career-defining roles for thousands of job seekers.

Do reach out if you need a speaker or panelist for your next event:

Personal Branding

  • The Secrets of LinkedIn Branding​

  • The Power of Video to Super-Charge Your Brand

  • Advanced LinkedIn: Building Your Brand​

Career Development​

  • Networking in Today's World: Tools for High Impact Relationship Building

  • Advancing Women: How to be seen, heard, and noticed to get that promotion

  • It's more than a salary: negotiating an offer at a start up

Job Search

  • Not your mother's job search: hacking the job search process in today's job market

  • Soul Search Before You Job Search

  • Mastering the Job Interview





  • "Ace Your Next Interview: How to Stand Out & Master the Top Questions," LinkedIn News: Career Talks, Featured Expert, September 2021

  • "Network Like a Pro," USC Career Series, Keynote Speaker, September 2021

  • "How to Write the Best Resume," Amazon Career Day, Panel Speaker, September 2021

  • “Building Your Professional Persona," Habitat For Humanity, Keynote Speaker, April 2021

  • "How to Land the Interview When Companies Go Silent," Career Relaunch Summit, Keynote Speaker, December 2020

  • Who Ya Know Show, Episode #237, Special Guest, November 2020

  • The Career Calling Summit LIVE, Keynote Speaker, October 2020

  • "Get Hired with Expert Guest, Madeline Mann," Guest Speaker, LinkedIn News, September 2020

  • "How to Unlock the Best Career Opportunities," Keynote Speaker, #GetHired Summit, August 2020

  • "The Hardest Part: The First Step in the Job Search," Panelist, Hope Summit, May 2020

  • "How to Unlock Killer Job Opportunities," Keynote Speaker, #GetHired Summit, May 2020

  • "The Secrets of LinkedIn Branding," Speaker, LA TechRecruit Conference, March 2020

  • Headline speaker at LinkedIn Local LA in January 2020

  • 10x Your # of Clients Through LinkedIn, HR Consultants' Online Conference, January 2020

  • "Using LinkedIn to Catapult Your Career," Speaker, Creating Your Perfect Work Speaker Series, December 2019

  • "The Secrets of LinkedIn Branding," Speaker, LinkedIn Local LA, November 2019

  • "Mapping Your Career," Guest Facilitator, USC, September 2019

  • "Young Alumni Workshop: Network Like a Trojan," Headlining Facilitator, USC, June 2019

  • "Webinars: The New Overlooked Talent Strategy?" Guest Speaker, CareerArc, May 2019

  • "How to find Job Opportunities in Unexpected Places," Guest Speaker, Lambda School, May 2019

  • Keynote Address, Keynote Speaker, Chi Omega Founders Day, Eleusinia, Kappa Lambda Chapter, April 2019

  • "360 Interview Prep," Guest Speaker, Lambda School, February 2019

  • "The Equity, Bias & People Side of Big Data/Analytics," Panelist, Women in Big Data, January 2019

  • "Live Resume Review - Facebook Live Event," Featured Guest Coach, Cultivated Culture, January 2019

  • "Networking in Today's World: Tools for High Impact Relationship Building," Keynote facilitation, Women of Technology, Hollywood, December 2018

  • "MAPPing Your Career: 3 Things You Haven't Done Yet to Snag a Job," Guest facilitator, USC Master of Applied Psychology Program, November 2018

  • "Recruitment Marketing: Lessons for the Master Recruiter," Panelist, LAX Tech Recruit Conference, July 2018

  • "Empowerment and Inclusion," - Women in Blockchain Summit, April 2018

  • "Key Tactics to Get More Job Opportunities Through Your LinkedIn Profile," Guest Speaker - Society 56, March 2018

  • "Conquering the Job Search and Breaking into the Blockchain Industry," Guest Speaker - Cultivated Culture, March 2018

  • "How to Get a Job in the Blockchain Industry," Guest Speaker - Breaking Into Startups, February 2018

  • "How to Launch a Career in Human Resources" Panelist - USC Master in Applied Psychology, November 2017

  • "Getting the Most Out of College" Guest Speaker, UCSD Chi Omega, February 2017