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What does your email signature say about you?

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Add an email signature!
I had a friend who applied for a job by sending an email to the hiring manager as specified in the job ad. She ended it with … drum roll, please …

Thank you for your consideration, Laura

Note that her closing contained no last name, no phone number, and no other useful contact information. Fortunately she had attached her resume so the hiring manager could find out more information about her, but Laura’s omission of an email signature speaks volumes about Laura.

It says she didn’t know how to add an email signature or that she hadn’t bother to include one, which says she is not professional … or careful … or technically proficient in her email program … or proactive so that the hiring manager can contact her easily right from her email rather from opening her resume.

How to add an email signature

Adding an email signature to all of your emails is easy and takes less than a minute to do. Every email service is slightly different, but in Yahoo!, to add an email signature, simply look for the Options drop down menu, select Mail Options > Signature. In the box, include:

Your first and last name
Your preferred contact phone number
A second contact phone number (optional)
Your email address
Your LinkedIn public profile (if you have one)
Your blog and/or web site (if you have one)

If you have an email signature, review it to make sure that it is complete, up to date, and as informative as it should be. -- Kathy


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  1. I completely agree with your thoughts about having an email signature. Its really very easy to create one and takes less time. In the above post you have nicely explained all the steps to add an email signature in Yahoo. Thanks for posting this useful article.

  2. My signature has a little less than that, guess I should fill it up.

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