If you've ever had a job interview, you know shaking hands is very important. But we're all a little out of practice after the pandemic. Shaking hands and hugging friends, We have a little refresher course for you since people are heading back into the workforce and seeing more poeple. Here we go with steps for the perfect handshake.

I always hand sanitizer with me now, but if you don't have Wipes for your hands., make sure you do wipe them first. my only problem with that is when I see someone wipe their hands on their shirts or pants I guess that is better than nothing. No one wants to shake a clammy hand.

Be the friendly one, try to be the one who initiates the handshake. It shows you're confident happy to see them.

Sorry, lefties, Use your right hand the majority of the world is right-handed.


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Smile and make eye contact. Shaking someone's hand without looking at them is just strange weird, when you look them in the eye during the handshake it is a sign of confidence, which is good especially you are going for a job interview.

Two to three pumps is good. Don’t shake wildly. In addition to keeping to just two or three shakes, you want to make sure that your shakes don’t involve too much movement. If the other person is having to move their whole arm up and down just to keep up with you, you’re doing too much. Anything more than that starts to feel awkward. And make it a fairly strong handshake. Don't break their fingers, but don't give them a limp wrist either.

PS. Always ask the person if it is ok to hug them.

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