Earlier this week, I wrote about what to include in an email signature. If you are ready to get serious about your career and start building your rolodex – it’s time to not only know what to put in your email signature but to make sure you know HOW to create an email signature. Many tools on the popular email servers make it easy to set up an email signature, and if you follow these three simple steps, you’ll be good to go!
Step 1: Click on the settings tab in your email (Options for Outlook users). In Gmail, you’ll find the settings under the button right under your Google+ notifications button.
Step 2: Once you have the settings open, you can usually find the section of where to put your email signature in ‘General Settings’ (Gmail), ‘Layout’ and Email Signature (Outlook) or ‘Writing Email’ (Yahoo).
Step 3: Now that you’ve found where you can insert your email signature, find all the links you’ll need (if any) and set it up! If you’re not sure how to hyperlink, highlight the word or words you want to hyperlink, then click the button that looks like an infinity sign. Lastly, remember you can change the font, color, add links, etc. it’s your email signature so tailor it to your personal brand, but do not forget to save your settings!
Setting up an email signature is easy, and by following these simple steps and my other post about what to include, your email will be ready for internship application season!
Don’t forget to check out our blog on what to put in your email signature HERE.