Maven to Know: Meg Applegate

A certified resume writer and personal branding strategist, Meg Applegate is on a mission to help women find fulfilling work.
Meg Applegate

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Meg Applegate
Meg Applegate

Noblesville’s Meg Applegate is a certified resume writer and personal branding strategist who connects high-achieving women to career advancement through her business, Hinge Resume. Meg describes herself as “a forever girls’ girl,” who traded her childhood BFF necklaces for Greek letters in college. Meg has worked full-time, part-time, and stayed at home with kids, so she understands the challenges and rewards of holding a career and family in tandem. Over to you now, Meg!

My Maven Superpower is … Connection. I seriously get a high from connecting two people that would benefit from knowing each other.

A fun fact about me is … I love to laugh! Dad jokes to great standup get a giggle from me.

The best book I’ve read lately is … The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Yes, I cried, and STILL think about the story.

My first job was … A gift shop cashier at a car museum.

Self-care habit I swear by is … An Epsom salt bath. This is my cure-all for everything.

The best career advice I can offer is … Keep a brag file to track your work wins. We are oh too quick to forget our impact and the value we bring to the table.

My favorite local restaurant dish is … The Hippie with a Benz omelette (with a side of cinnamon toast) from Cafe Patachou.

The thing I’ve been binging lately is …Junior Bake Offwith my kids.

I get joy from … Connecting women in every career and life stage to fulfilling work that maximizes their gifts and talents. Oh, and dark chocolate.

What’s next for me is … I’m widening my career coaching services to include clarity and transition coaching in 2023.


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