Writing a resume is only the first step toward success. Revision can make any document easier to read and more professional. If you feel that there is room for improvement or your resume has not drawn the responses you desire in your job search, you should edit your resume. Whether you have recently written this document or need to update an older file, it is not difficult to edit your resume. Start at the top of your resume and try to determine the strength of each section. The summary or objective statement and list of skills are the most important sections to customize for each job you seek. You may also find it helpful to have family members or friends read your resume and identify places where you can improve your professional presentation. Whether you want to shorten your resume or polish the formatting, editing your resume is as important as writing the document in the first place
. Make sure to allow sufficient time for revisions before applying to the next position.