To sign an electronic cover letter, you can either:
- use an online signature generator like Signaturely that lets you download your signature as a PNG and insert it into your cover letter, or upload your cover letter to sign and then download (just remember to type your name after your signature to follow professional formatting)
- put several lines between your sign-off and typed name, print your cover letter, sign it in black ink, and then scan it so you can send a digital copy
However, you’re not required to hand-sign an e-cover letter because it’s not a contract. Instead, you can just type your name after your sign-off, like so:
Employers don’t expect you to go through the hassle of uploading a scanned copy or inserting an electronically generated signature into your cover letter’s format. But you can still sign your name to make your cover letter stand out as extra professional.