I'm in the process of reviewing application submittals for my replacement, and I have to admit I am incredibly sad that so many good candidates based on qualifications and achievements either do not follow instructions or do not follow common business/professional etiquette/protocol. With 108 applicants, this is unfortunately (for these persons) a way to narrow the candidate field.
Word of advice: even if the instructions do not specify, if you want a professional-level position, include a professional cover letter and keep your resumes to 2 pages (1 page if at all possible). I want to know who you are, and cover letters display this better than just about anything short of an interview. I also do not want to see your entire career explained in detail like (and sometimes included with) curriculum vitae. If this were an academic or think tank position, that would be appropriate. Entry-to-mid level professional planner position, it is not.
Spilt from Random Thought thread