Big mistake for jobseekers: overlooking the cover letter

Covers are often required even for senior positions, so be thoughtful. “When decision-makers are looking at a lot of different applicants, at some point they are looking for reasons to move names into the ‘no’ box,” said executive recruiter Philip Jaeger of Isaacson, Miller. “A thoughtless cover letter is an easy reason to do that, even if your experience is excellent."