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The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

Hamsa Ramesha | HRPeople

March 02, 2010


7. The Perfect Handshake

The Shake: Firm grip, clean and dry hands, two to three pumps, steady fingers.

Grade: A

What This Says About You: You’ve officially made a solid first impression that says you’re a reliable person with a confident attitude and a good grip on sanity. Congratulations for having clean hands and remembering to let go! Part of a good handshake is putting the other party at ease too. Bonus points for a friendly smile and eye contact.



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