Email Branding Tool
Today is tip, tool, or app recommendation day. I want to talk to you about a tool that I use called WiseStamp spelled WISESTAMP.com. They have a free version and they have a pro version.
One of the most important elements in your email responses to employers and recruiters is your email signature. You want to take advantage of this area as it is one of the most important branding tools. It’s your chance to let everyone know your thought leadership and expertise, how to contact you, and where they can learn more about you online.
WiseStamp has a great program and it’s been around for many years. You can enter in your signature details such as your name, company name, title, phone number, website, email address, Skype, and much more. You can also upload your headshot or a picture of yourself and then you can add social icons where someone could learn more about you on social media. The social media platforms you list should be places where someone can see your thought leadership and expertise such as your LinkedIn profile.
If you upgrade to the pro version, then you’re going to get unlimited signatures premium templates, removal of the WiseStamp branding from your signature, you can customize social icons, and more. As of April 2016, the PRO version does cost $48 per year. I use the free version and always have used the free version.
WiseStamp is an add-on to your browser’s window, such as Firefox and Google Chrome, and it works with supported providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, Outlook, Mac mail, iPhone, Thunderbird and more. They offer several social media apps and icons, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more. The most important information that I would include on your email signature if you are in a job search or career transition is your name, phone number, email address, desired occupation, and your link to your LinkedIn profile.