2. Avoid the "Rewarding & Challenging" Mumbo-Jumbo
And to follow up on the previous point of grabbing your reader’s attention, do you really think you are doing so by "seeking a rewarding and challenging career?!" In this economy, when a business owner or department manager is concerned about even being in business at this time next year, you come out of the blue "seeking a rewarding and…"
Think about it. Not only is it unoriginal, it could be construed as borderline insulting.