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10 Body Language Blunders to Avoid on the Job


September 23, 2009

3. The Handshake

The handshake is your first chance to make a non-verbal impression. To begin with, you should endeavor to be the first to offer the handshake. You don’t want your arm flying up wildly in a desperate attempt to be first. However, when someone new comes in and says your name (usually as a question) extend your hand and reply.

When the handshake begins, make sure you extend your arm without fear. If there is any hesitation on your part, you’ll end up shaking fingers.

Aim for two pumps. Many more than that and your handshake partner will see you as exceedingly nervous (or that you’re trying to rip of their arm).

Keep your hands dry. No one likes to reach out and touch someone if they’ve got clamy palms. Step 1: Don’t clench your fists. This will make your hands warm and build up sweat. If that’s not enough, wash your hands regularly (drying well) or keep a kleenex in your pocket.


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    11 months ago


    had to miss each other. Just too much like a person, indescribable, it will pass you by.Love is a warm and lingering thing, giving motivation. Like a person suddenly become overwhelmed, he lost self. Pay for his silence, he wanted to know but afraid he knew. I want to protect your glass-like heart, I wish you well. am with you as if the distance between man and God as distant territory, do not know when to hit each other? From the upstairs and downstairs is the distance I am with you, see your shadow through the window, watching you appear to disappear from my sight. I wonder if all the casual encounter is deliberate?You are my scenery along the way, I am passing your life. Quietly watch you in the sunny sky. You are my palm Yimiyangguang, beautiful and sad. In a corner of the campus, ushered in the Last Judgment. Your gentle refuse, I quietly leave. Lovesick not, do not fear the past, with their greatest courage in the face in the future such like. I think I like you, but never told you.Some branches, a tea, a roll of old books in one hand and a good move. Who is drinking the Acacia, recalling that moment Looking back, who promised me Half flashy tilt the worlPerhaps that is best for you not to disturb love. The world is not the best thing, but I never get lost again.Never have been, they are not eligible to grieve; never had, never talk about what? Do not believe the so-called forever, vows to say when the moment will not always forever. My next life I have waited too long, you can not afford to just seize the day life. Even if you and I meet again next life, as never met a second time.Maybe I should find time to quietly leave your world. Young and frivolous, always opinionated strong. Once thought a man with total white first, but found a dream but bustling.I want to earn more bread, you embrace happiness, let happiness slip from the fingers. More I want to have a chance to embrace happiness, so that each mind. But time is too short, too wide fingers, too late to embrace happiness had to go by.Perhaps the young and frivolous, negative Shaohua spring laugh. With little reason to like a person, there is little reason to be used live? Do not think that makes you a promise the people should be entrusted to life, sometimes you never promised people have done for you more. No one reason for Hello, no one is willing to pay for you all, just because you love too. Best love in the eyes of others is sparkling. Evenly matched with each other, and the gap will not widen the distance, not because of differences too difficult to integrate into each other's livesWhen really care about a person, they do not easily give up, do not care to say just to deceive the public. Sometimes, love is a very delicate matter. Never mind the worth and not worth it, just like and dislike. Sometimes I did not give up life to throw in the towel, but suddenly understand. Not care about you, just because you love will leave you too let you fly freely.

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    over 1 year ago


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    over 6 years ago


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    about 7 years ago


    unconsciousily, you show when you are nervous after hours of prepariation. interview may be harder than work alone.

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    about 7 years ago


    are you kidding? Brow furrowing? I'm sorry, but automatic tics can't be avoided. If employers really look at that sort of thing, they are focusing waay too much on unrelated subject matter.

  • Darius_2_max50


    about 7 years ago


    I'm really happy that I didn't fumble on any of these rules in my last two interviews [w/ Brown & Harvard]. I hope to have the same success in my next one [hopefully with Yale].

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    over 7 years ago


    5. Brow Furrowing: "While their may be subtle distinctions..."

    Incorrect "their/there/they're". What happened to proofreading as a professional must?

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    over 7 years ago


    Good luck Jonny- what color tie you going with?

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    over 7 years ago


    I need to pay attention to this stuff, I have an interview next week!