Thank you letters are a critical but often overlooked aspect of the job application process. Many people think that if they got the job sending a thank you letter is just a formality, and if they didn’t get the job that it is unnecessary.
This could be no further from the truth, in fact, sending a thank you letter after a successful interview increases an employers perception of you exponentially and increases position in negotiating contracts or salary.
Even if the initial interview is unsuccessful a well written thank you letter may put you next in line should a new position open, or perhaps even get you recommended to a different contact of the initial employer. Regardless of the situation, a good think you letter is a must have for any job applicant.