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Most job applications are submitted through the Internet today, either through an online application system or by e-mailing cover letters and resumes as attachments.   Sending electronic cover letters is very convenient, but it precludes the applicant’s ability to sign the letter.  Unless you want to print out, sign, scan, and then e-mail every single cover letter you write, it’s easier to just send them without a signature.

One way you can make your cover letters stand out is to insert a digital image of your signature.  You can create this for yourself at home by neatly signing a piece of paper, scanning it, and cropping the image down to just the size of the signature.  There are also Web sites such as that will help you create a digital version of your signature.  Interfolio allows users to draw their signature with a mouse, or to fax a copy of their handwritten signature.  Interfolio then returns a free digital image of your signature via e-mail.

Many online application systems won’t be able to process the digital image of your signature.  In those cases, none of the applicants will have any sort of signature on their cover letters.  However, for situations where submitting a signed letter is possible, using a digital signature helps you stand out as a professional, technically-competent candidate.  Anything that provides a competitive edge is a way to stand out from the crowd and be noticed.

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is an expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist, author, speaker and President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast. She creates high-impact, best-in-class, resumes and cover letters that transform job searches into interviews and ultimately job offers. For more information about professional resume writing or to read more career and job search related articles visit or call 1.800.991.5187.


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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast

Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.

What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.

You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!

I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!


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