How to Set Up Your Email Signature

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When you are using email to job search or network, it's important to include a professional email signature with all your contact information. This makes it easy for hiring managers and recruiters to get in touch with you.

An email signature appears at the bottom of every email, and provides all of your important contact details.

What Should You Include in an Email Signature?

At a minimum, email signatures should contain your full name, your email address, and your phone number, so that hiring managers can see, at a glance, how to contact you.

Including a link to your LinkedIn profile is a good way to give the hiring manager more information on your skills and abilities. You can also add a LinkedIn Button to your email signature. If you're using Twitter for job search and/or career related purposes, you can include a link to your Twitter account. For applicants in creative fields, such as writers or designers, a link to an online portfolio can also be included.

Be wary, however, of including too many links in your email signature. Before you add every possible URL where you appear online, consider where you'd most like people to click. If your LinkedIn profile encapsulates your career history best, use that. If your Twitter feed showcases career-related skills (e.g., marketing abilities), a link there may be more meaningful.

Sample Email Signature
FirstName LastName
Email Address
Phone
Cell Phone

Sample Email Signature With Full Address
FirstName LastName
Street
City, State, Zip
Email Address
Phone
Cell Phone

Sample Email Signature With LinkedIn

FirstName LastName
Email Address
Phone
Cell Phone
LinkedIn Profile (Optional)

Sample Email Signature With Twitter

FirstName LastName
Email Address
Phone
Cell Phone
LinkedIn Profile (Optional)
Twitter Account (Optional)

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