How to Sign a Cover Letter With Signature Examples

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What should you include in your signature when you're writing a cover letter to apply for a job? It varies, depending on how you are applying for the position. What is included in a cover letter signature depends on whether you are mailing or uploading a cover letter document or using an email message as your cover letter.

When You Upload or Mail a Cover Letter Document

If you're uploading a document, your signature will simply include a closing and your name.

When you're sending a written letter, include a closing, your handwritten signature, and your typed name. You only need to include a handwritten signature on a letter that is printed out and mailed.

When You Send an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending an email cover letter or inquiry letter, it's a good idea to include your contact information in your closing paragraph, or after your typed signature, so it's easy for the employer or networking contact to get in touch with you.

How to Sign a Cover Letter

When you send a paper cover letter or upload a document to a job site to apply for a job you need less information in your signature than in an email message, because the heading of your cover letter includes your contact information.

A paper cover letter is a formal business style letter of application which includes a heading, salutation, the body of the letter, closing, and your signature.

Review these guidelines for what to include in your letter.

Cover Letter Document Signature Examples

When sending or uploading a cover letter document, you can simply include an appropriate closing and your name:

Closing, (see sample closings)

Handwritten Signature (mailed letter)

FirstName LastName

For example (signed letter):

Best Regards,

Janet Dolan (Your Signature)

Janet Dolan

For example (uploaded letter):

Best Regards,

Janet Dolan

Email Cover Letter Signature Examples

When you are sending email cover letters, it's important to include contact information so the hiring manager can easily view how to contact you. At the least, you should include your name, email address, and phone number. Other information, like your address, LinkedIn profile or other social media accounts are optional.

Sample Email Signature
Your Name
Email
Phone

Sample Email Signature With Full Address
Your Name
Street Street
City, State, Zip
Email
Phone

Sample Email Signature With LinkedIn
Your Name
Email
Phone
LinkedIn Profile (Optional)

Sample Email Signature With Twitter
Your Name
Email
Phone
LinkedIn Profile (Optional)
Twitter Account (Optional)

Quick Tip:  Don't use your work email address for job searching. Use your personal email account or set up a unique account to use just for your job hunt. There are many free online email services, like Gmail and Yahoo mail, you can use to set up a new email account for your job search.

Here's how to set up an email account just for your job search.

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