Sexy-ass font = Optima. Used it all over my folio, resume and cover letter. Note that I didn't put an objective on my resume because I felt it was covered in my cover letter. Some places don't hang on to the cover letter though, so it's up to you. I find smaller places usually do, but some big and/or popular ones toss it because it takes up file space, same reason for keeping the resume to one page if possible -- one page is likely to be lost at those places.) Good to have some synopsis of what you're looking for.
I've never lost job opportunities for leaving out personal info on my resume but I have lost job offers because I didn't talk enough about them, particularly group activities (sports, poker night, cow tipping, whatever) in the interview. Just prepare your resume and cover letters with some of this stuff in mind. It's the first thing to go if you're cramming thing on the page.
Oh, and a few more things to consider. People really do keep resumes on file. I applied for new jobs about 18 months ago, and just two weeks ago I got a call back from the big cheese of one Boston area firm, who was, as they say, cleaning off her desk and found my resume. We are graduates of the same college, so contact your college career development and/or alumni offices and use these connections. I don't know how far this goes with UT but, coming from a small department in a snooty Ivy League school, it goes really, really far. Also, I worked for a friend of hers at my old firm, and she contacted that person to get the scoop on me before she called me up. I had an offer from another architect who was friends with that summer employer on my resume, and guess who that guy called before he arranged an interview with me? Name dropping is important! Just don't do it too much on the interview.
Now, I have a standing invitation with these firms. I can bypass the human resources department and call these people directly. That's how I've gotten in at places -- bypassing the human resources department (play "dumb" about it) and contacting the head cheese directly with my stuff. I've pissed some people off by doing that, and been chewed out for it, but I've gotten an inside track with some better architects that way. To me, it's worth pissing off a few people to do that. They won't remember you in two years anyway, and you can do it all over again!