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Stewart's Research Shows Firm Grip Gets Job

Ready for the job interview: Your hair is immaculate, your shoes shine and your résumé is extraordinary. None of that will matter if you have a wimpy handshake, according to new research. Proffering up a dead-fish handshake can end your shot at a job before it even begins, the research by GREG STEWART, an associate professor at the University of Iowa, found. "It was intriguing to think that a two-second handshake can be a predictor of success in a 30-minute interview," Stewart says. GLOBE AND MAIL is an English-language Canadian national newspaper based in Toronto, Ontario.


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