Behind the Resume

Meg Applegate, Certified Professional Resume Writer, LinkedIn Profile Writer, Job Search Strategist.JPG

As a natural opportunity visionary and encourager, I am a matchmaker for people and their next best opportunity through writing and design. I hold the Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) credential and a Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs (M.S.Ed). My career journey has been anything but straight, nevertheless, my passion for the last decade has been connecting people to their passion. A native Hoosier and enthusiast of antiques and old homes, I am driven by my faith, family, dark chocolate and my morning cup of coffee.

Work featured  in recent release of Resume For Dummies (8th Ed., 2019)

Work featured in recent release of Resume For Dummies (8th Ed., 2019)


I felt clueless and inadequate to write a professional resume. I didn’t know how to begin. Meg had no fear. My favorite part was the personal coaching. Meg is confident, professional, timely and knowledgeable. I feel prepared to begin submitting my resume after working with Meg.
— Mary R., Nurse
Meg is extremely interested in learning about you as a person and not just finding out details to complete the service (although it was accomplished professionally and in detail).

— Katie L., Senior Marketing and Operations Manager


It all started when...

I sat down as an overwhelmed high school student with my Dad to write my first resume. His guidance was simple. It was a Q & A about an elephant and eating habits:"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."

Since that first sit down, I've written many resumes with the same method. I use my utensils carefully in crafting resumes: attentiveness to detail, packing a punch with keywords, and telling career success stories with care and creativity. My goal is to fill up on elephant so you can be fulfilled in life.