Nowadays many job applications are sent in digital form as PDF. We use of course LaTeX to create such. Usually you add a cover letter to your CV and credentials. If you sent this as print-out by classic mail you sign this letter (at least in Germany), but what (and how) do you do for an online application?
I would say either:
- leave it empty
- add your name in the usual font as normal text
- add your real signature as scanned image
- add your name in a special font so that it look more like a signature (but you can still see that it isn't a real one)
I'm planning to go with the last method and I'm looking for suitable fonts for it which I can use with PDFLaTeX (XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX answers are fine too, but will be taken as non-competitive). I would also be happy to get some style guidelines if I should not got with an other method (with a rationale to avoid subjective opinions).
I already had a look at Good Style of Creating a Signature all within LaTeX which is similar but still too different. I don't need or want any rule and the shown font in the accepted answer are looking too real.
autotraceto provide a vector-based version of the BMP signature. It looks authentic since it duplicates your actual handwriting "exactly".