Get your foot in the door.

Hinge Resume Collaborative is a boutique resume writing and coaching firm that takes the guess-work out of job search and opens the door to career advancement for high-achieving women nationwide.

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Are you ready to make a change in your career but can’t find the time (or the words) to articulate it on your resume?

Is it hard to communicate your professional accomplishments on paper and online?

Are you applying for jobs you are qualified for but not landing interviews?

Does your resume keep getting pushed down on your to-do list blocking progress toward your goals?

Does the thought of a job search bring out self-doubt instead of self-confidence?

If you nodded (or shouted!) yes to any of the questions above, I’m your girl! My name is Meg Applegate and I’m your Certified Professional Resume Writer & Job Search Strategist. You work exclusively with me from start to finish. I help you uncover your value and articulate it from resume to interview.

Whether you are stepping back into the workplace, downshifting your career or leaning in, I’ll help you navigate the modern job search. I’m invested in your workplace daydreams and career advancement. Let’s get you there…together.

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+ Exchange fear for confidence. Show up confident and authentic in your job search. 

+ Surpass applicant tracking systems and win over human readers. Capitalize on a hiring manager’s 6-second scan of your career documents and be placed in the ‘yes’ pile for an interview.

+ Market your unique value on paper and online. Share a consistent brand message exclusive to you and your value from resume to interview.

+ Land quickly. Access the hidden job market with proven job-search strategies.


Within one week of a referral sharing my LinkedIn profile and later my resume...I interviewed and returned home with a verbal offer followed 12-hours later with a written offer! Thank you so much for helping me define what I was looking for and showcase my skills and achievements in a way that made this interview process nothing more than a conversation.
— Ashley D., Vice President of Marketing

Resume Writing process

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Client collaboration

  • Upon purchase of service, complete a short client survey.

  • Send most recent resume and 1-2 job postings of interest.

  • Complete a one hour phone call with Meg.

Meg’s method

  • Review client materials and write resume within 7 business days.

  • Collaborate with client for up to 3 rounds of edits.

  • Email your final resume in Microsoft Word and PDF format.