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BTT Gateway Resumes: Submission Process and Guidelines

The guidelines included below are based on employer feedback received regarding student resumes. These guidelines are used by LACS as requirements for all resumes uploaded into the BTT Gateway system. When you upload a resume to BTT Gateway, a Career Coach reviews your resume and approval is based on the following criteria.

There is a two business day turnaround for resume reviews, and your resume must be approved to apply for jobs and internships through BTT Gateway. Resume uploads are reviewed daily, Monday through Friday.  For the best experience, verify your resume is one page (CVs and/or 2+ page documents will not be approved), uses bullet points and action verbs within experience descriptions, and incorporates a consistent, easy to read formatting style.  Please note once your resume is approved you will not have to go through the review and activation process again.

Resume Templates & Action Verbs: Check out our three resume templates to help you revamp your resume or to get started.

Resumes do not get jobs; they get interviews!

  • Resumes should convey your unique skills and abilities
  • Resumes should not include every detail about you
  • Resumes should not be so short or so vague that an employer has no idea what your skills are or what you did at your last job
  • HR professionals know that the best predictor of future performance is past performance

Make your resume easy to skim: The average employer will spend 15-30 seconds reviewing a resume!

  • Use one font style throughout resume; avoid script fonts. Times New Roman and Arial are good choices
  • Do not use graphics, shadowing, clip art, or decorative bullets
  • Use bold, italic, or underlining appropriately but sparingly
  • Put key information on the left and near the top of the page whenever possible

Resume Considerations

  • Objective Section: Not required for BTT Gateway resume or for applications that include a cover letter
  • Grammar: Avoid passive writing and the use of personal pronouns (I, we) and most being verbs (was, were, am)
  • Proofread: Review for grammatical, spelling and formatting consistency (do not rely on spellcheck)
  • High School & Transfer School Information: Not required if beyond your first year of study at UT
  • References: Include on a separate document and only provide when the employer requests them

Typical Resume Sections

Heading

  • Include your name, phone number, address, and email
  • Make sure your email address is professional
  • Professional voicemail (when employers call for interviews!)
  • Your name is generally bold and a few points larger in font size than the rest of your resume

Education

  • Degree (i.e., Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts)
  • Major(s)
  • Minors, concentrations, or areas of emphasis
  • University name, city, and state
  • Month and year of graduation
  • GPA(s) (typically if above 3.0) – If you list anything other than your overall GPA, be sure to specify which GPA you are using
  • No high school information

Relevant Coursework/Academic Projects

  • Include course name and semester
  • Bullet points and action verbs for descriptions
  • Include relevant coursework only if it is directly related to the position you are applying for and only if the coursework is not typical of your major (ex: do not include macroeconomics if you are an economics major)

Experience

  • Include the position title, employer/organization name, location (city, state), and dates with months and years
  • Typically your experience is listed in reverse chronological order with your most recent experience first
  • Highlight transferable skills and abilities rather than describing work duties and responsibilities. Think about the types of things that you did in your job or activities that relate to the types of things you will be doing in your future professional positions
  • For example, “Interviewed, hired, and trained new team members” or “Led closing of store by assigning roles at the appropriate time, balancing the cash registers, securing all cash, and setting the alarm.”
  • Describe your experience in a result-oriented fashion because employers know the best predictor of future performance is past performance

Academic Honors/Awards

  • Include name of award, scholarship, or certificate and date awarded

Skills

  • Computer software, hardware, research databases, and programs
  • Languages (make sure to specify competency level)
  • Social media
  • Any additional licenses or certifications you deem relevant
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