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   Cover Letter Signatures


Cover Letter Signatures

Once you've closed your cover letter with a respectful send-off, you need to add your signature block. That will look different depending on the medium, but it's pretty straightforward either way.

Hard Copy: For a cover letter written on an actual piece of paper, you'll want to sign it with an ink pen (regardless of whether you typed and printed the letter). Because your address and contact information will be at the top of the letter, you won't need anything more than your name. Finish your letter, then put in two lines of blank space, followed by your sendoff, followed by four lines of blank space, and then your first and last name:

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you further on this matter.


Sincerely,




John Smith

Once you've printed the letter, you can add your signature in the four-line space above your printed name.

Email: There's no need to try to include a signature (electronic or otherwise) if you've been asked to email your cover letter and resume. Simply end the cover letter the way you would above, but this time leave out the four lines of blank space between your sendoff and your name.

Since you won't have your address and contact information at the top of an emailed cover letter, your signature should include your information block. Each piece of contact information in the block should have its own line. You can decide if that block includes your address, phone number, email, website, portfolio, LinkedIn account, etc. Here's an example:

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you further on this matter.


Sincerely,

John Smith
(555) 123-4567
anyemail@anyemail.com
www.johnsmithwebsite.com


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