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Good Interview Handshakes

Good Business Handshake Translates to Longer Life

During an interview, one of the key things you have to be aware of is your handshake. A good one — not too hard and not too limp — projects confidence and capability. There have been studies that show that great handshakes lead to higher chances of being hired. Now, some new research from a study that followed more than 50,000 people over 43 years has revealed that people with stronger grips have longer lives, according to Bloomberg. It's probably because the strength of a handshake is a good indication of how physically strong you are.

Who knew that a handshake could reveal that much about a person?

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SamBourdain SamBourdain 6 years
I used to keep a tissue paper in my pant pocket for interviews. I would reach into that pocket whenever I felt moisture forming in my hand.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Ugh. I know a defense attorney who grasps my fingers with his hands and squeezes. Weird.
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