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The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

Hamsa Ramesha | HRPeople

March 02, 2010

1. Something Fishy This Way Comes

The Shake: Loose grip, cold hands, weak movement

Grade: F

What This Says About You: A handshake that has as much flair as a cold and dead fish not only feels limp and weak to the other person, it also makes you look pretty pathetic. As a prospective employee, you want to put your best foot hand forward and project a strong, confident personality. With a handshake like this you are inevitably going to come off as impressionable, easily intimidated, uncertain, and lacking in self-confidence.

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