My granddaughter is 5 and starting kindergarten next week.
Since she only has one chance to make a good impression on her new teacher we went over how she should introduce herself to adults. She immediately understood the importance of a good handshake. After some practice she came accross like she was a pro.
How often have you interviewed someone for a job and their handshake was like the experience of shaking hands with a wet towel. Immediately the job applicant had a strike against them.
How long does it take to practice a firm authoritive handshake. Not a macho thing but frim, hey glad to meet you type of handshake.
Heck if my granddaughter can pick up the concept (I will concede she is very bright) in a few minutes don’t you think it’s something you can practice before your next job interview.
Don’t let this one small but important part of the job interview, sink your chances of getting the job you want.
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