The Right Impression – Hands


You can do a Lot with your Hands

Hands

Obviously you can do a lot with your hands – but not during the interview.

To start with don’t flail your arms all over the place.Its a major distraction and its just not done. Even I have this habit. I used to take it along with me during interviews. To a large extent that explains my poor record in cracking interviews :-/.
Now, now let that not scare you from some genuine advice.

Coming back to the topic – some minimal movement is ok and unavoidable I guess.

Handshake
Let it be firm.As firm as you can make it without hurting the other person.Firmness doesn’t mean stiff. A couple of pumps should do the job – convey the right message – that you are happy to meet the person. Even while shaking hands with women the same can be followed – you dont need to be extra soft – its not going to break.
the double hand shake is not advised – save it for a more personal gathering.

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