Being so serious all the time doesn’t really make you very fascinating. But when it comes to your resumé, you can never be too serious. Your resumé puts you out there to either shine or hang out to dry. Your prospective employer has it in hand long before you ever appear. If they don’t like what they see, you never will appear. One comma or semicolon out of place can make you appear sloppy or lazy and misspellings can kill your chances altogether. But aside from just spelling and grammar, it’s essential that you grab an employer’s attention, and just listing what you’ve done in the past is not going to be enough. While it’s true that a resumé will seldom get you a job, it can get you the interview you need to get the job. That’s serious.