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Old 08-17-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I've never sent them, nor have our teams received them often to my knowledge for candidates.

My manager at my last employer was sent a thank you letter by a candidate who was rejected over the winter. Another person was hired for that role at the time, but there was additional room in the budget created for another position. That person ended up getting the role.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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Every job I sent a thank you letter I never got an offer. Every job I didn't send a thank you letter, I got an offer..
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:54 PM
 
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I would imagine that this practice is disappearing due to the volume of applications to each open position and the number of jobs an average job seeker has to apply to actually get hired has dramatically increased it is onerous enough just to apply and interview for ... 100 jobs or more. Does a job seeker really have time to send out this many letters not to mention the cost of postage for someone who is unemployed.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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Not sending a thank you email after an in-person interview is in poor taste.

As for the question, yes, it is becoming less common.

Personally, I think it's a reflection of the manners of our society eroding over time. Remember when houseguests used to send thank you notes? Now you're lucky to even get one for wedding gifts.
Good point, a standard email would be preferable to something I have to pay postage for.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Every job I sent a thank you letter I never got an offer. Every job I didn't send a thank you letter, I got an offer..
My experience as well.
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