3 Reasons Why Creating an Email Signature is Important

As an adult, you tend to send a lot of emails. Whether it’s to your boss, a professor, or a fellow student, you have an opportunity to connect with a lot of people throughout your professional and personal life. Because of this, making sure you have an email signature is very important. Here are a few reasons why: 

  1. You have a consistent way to end messages. 

Having an email signature makes ending emails easier. You don’t risk the chance of sounding unprofessional or abruptly cut off. This also shows your willingness to put in time and effort towards being viewed as a professional by your peers and others who you may be able to network with. 

  1. It can be used to show your involvement. 

When making an email signature, think about including your major and graduation year (if you’re still in college), organizations you’re involved in and leadership positions you hold. All of these show your interests to colleagues and helps showcase the many facets of your life that every person may not be able to see. 

  1. You can include contact information besides your email. 

Sometimes it can be hard to reach others just through email, especially when you’re dealing with time-sensitive material. In an email signature you can also include a phone number, fax number, or any other ways to send information to you without having to remember to add it in if you might need to contact someone but won’t be able to access your email to respond fast enough. 

Sarah Dieterich 

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