Sign your name to it!

Posted December 9, 2010 by Marcy Twete in Networking Buzz

For those searching for a job, the devil is always in the details. And while you’re unemployed, one battle you have to fight is to make yourself as professional as possible without necessarily having access to all the professional tools you might have if you had a job. For instance, making yourself a business card. You never want to be caught in a situation without one.

But this tip isn’t as obvious as a business card. It’s something many people don’t think about. Your email signature. When you have a job, an email signature is a no brainer, right? You set it up in Outlook, it lists your name, your company, contact information, sometimes a logo, etc. Operative information.

Don’t give up on the email signature just because you’re not employed. In fact, the email signature will “dress up” your emails more and make you look more professional, even when you’re sending from a Gmail or Hotmail account. It’s a small thing, but it can make a big impact on the look and feel of your “please give me a job” emails – ha!

My “unemployed” email signature reads as follows:

First Name Last Name
Mobile: 555.555.5555

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About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."