Tuesday, September 13, 2016

One under rated, but important interpersonal skill is the handshake. This article in Muse highlights the importance of handshakes in the interview process.

Why are handshakes important?

You don't want this ...

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But you don't want this, either ...

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Handshakes should be a solid, mutual grasp. Try to intersect the V between your thumb and index finger with the other person’s V. Your grip should be neither soft nor a death grip. Your hand should not give but not necessarily squeeze the other person’s hand either.

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A good handshake should also come with soft eye contact and a simple, practiced greeting. 

You don't get a second chance at a first impression. Whenever the opportunity arises, put good through and effort into developing a solid handshake.

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