Every experienced, professional person the working world has a few bumps and bruises to her credit and a few past mistakes on her record. Despite what we’re told as teenagers, the path to success is rarely a straight line, and a life without mistakes and setbacks is usually a life without risk or challenge.
But at the same time, while mistakes and failures are an essential part of growth, it defies common sense to place these learning experiences at the forefront of your resume when you’re looking for a new job. So how can you honestly represent the road you’ve traveled and the obstacles you’ve overcome while still keeping your message positive? Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind.