Resume Review and Terminal Portfolio Creation

Learning Goals

  • Learn about applicant tracking systems (ATS) and their importance in resume writing and job searching.
  • Develop a complete resume using optimization.
  • Craft a Terminal portfolio that showcases your technical skills, accomplishments, and personal brand.


Review and update resume to meet ATS compatibility. Get to know Turing’s job board and how your terminal portfolio will help you stand out. The creation of a terminal portfolio is optional in Mod 3.

Resume Review

In mod 3, it is important to ensure that your resume and other career materials, such as LinkedIn, are ATS-friendly. Doing so will increase your chances of being found in recruiter searches and getting past applicant tracking systems.

To help you develop a strong resume and LinkedIn profile, watch these two-minute videos about Jobscan and the ATS.


Check out the following checklist to help develop your ATS-friendly resume and make the necessary changes.

This checklist includes the following sections:

  • Front and Backend Technical Skills
  • Action Verbs for Technical Work
  • ATS-Friendly Resume Example

Section 2: How to Build a Great Terminal Portfolio

Turing provides a space for professional portfolios on our website. Employers come to this part of the site to find candidates and post job opportunities; this is where the job postings in the #job-hunt channel come from.

  • Creating your unique portfolio is the perfect opportunity to showcase skills and stand out!
  • Developing your Terminal Portfolio optional for Mod 3. However, the sooner you get it published, the sooner employers can find your information on our site, so we provide you with information to set up this module.
  • Portfolios can be submitted during the inning, as long as its before EOD Friday of Week 5. Please review the submission requirements before submitting them for review.

Getting Started with Terminal

  • First, review the following video on how to set up your Terminal Portfolio:
  • Watch this demo

Next,In Mod 3, creating your portfolio is optional. If you’re interested in setting up your portfolio after reviewing the video, here’s how to get started.

Check for Understanding

  1. Now that you’ve completed the lesson, please submit this exit ticket **EOD Friday of Week
  2. Use the following Resume Checklist to help guide a complete version of your technical resume.
  3. Use JobScan once you have a completed resume to see how well it’s optimized for the roles you might be interested in pursuing.

Due Dates & Reminders

  • Please complete the exit ticket by EOD Friday of Week 1.
  • Prepare a complete resume by **Friday,Week 4.
  • The final resume due date is Friday, **Week 5, through the end of the mod survey.
  • Portfolios can be submitted during the inning, as long as they’re submitted by **EOD Friday of Week 5.

Check out PD office hours or contact the Career team for questions and support!