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Stewart Researches Handshakes

Shaking hands like a man whether you're a man or a woman will give you a leg up in landing a job. That is, if you shake hands like the stereotypical male -- with a firm, strong grip, according to a new study at the University of Iowa. "We found that the first impression begins with a handshake that sets the tone for the rest of the interview," said GREG STEWART, an Iowa business professor whose study, to be published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, marks the first time researchers have quantified the importance of a good handshake.

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