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Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101

Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101

Susan Bryant | Monster Contributing Writer

October 22, 2009

Handshakes

The physical connection you make when shaking hands with someone can leave a powerful impression. When someone’s handshake is unpleasant in any way, we often associate negative character traits with that person. A firm handshake made with direct eye contact sets the stage for a positive encounter.

Women take note: To avoid any confusion during an introduction, always extend your hand when greeting someone. Remember, men and women are equals in the workplace.

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    Frank_Ball

    over 3 years ago

    19756 comments

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    ccolon08

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    I HATE the limp handshake. I was meeting the potential candidate for an executive management position, who would be my boss's boss and they ended up hiring the one who gave me the weak handshake. For me it's awkward and makes me not trust you. Am I just crazy?

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    Mr_College

    over 4 years ago

    282 comments

    Glad you folks found it informative.

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    mkgessner

    over 4 years ago

    220 comments

    I'm glad they brought up email etiquette. It amazes me how many people don't put thought into ensuring their communicatations are clear and professionally written. I had a company contact me once for a home-based data entry position...I could tell it was a scam because the spelling and grammar were so horrible. Plus, they wanted to send me a $300 money order that I was to cash and then send to s shipping office in a different state for my equipment....Riiiiiigggghhhhht.

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    jennifer_318821

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Good advise, I agree with the hand shake - women listen up - a good grip means business. Men admire a woman that can shake hands and it gives you some equality.

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    editor

    over 4 years ago

    396 comments

    It's colloquial Telsara

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    telsara

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    What do fish have to do with handshakes? Sorry I am from Norway.

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    JoeyBataguci

    over 4 years ago

    18 comments

    Gotta have a firm handshake , no limp fish.

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