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Stewart: Handshake Still Important

If you are feeling skittish about shaking hands during a job interview as the H1N1 virus spreads, Greg Stewart, a professor at The University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business, is offering some advice. He says the handshake is an important marker of personal interaction, and his research shows that potential employers might look negatively upon a prospect who withholds a handshake. He suggests that the interview be rescheduled if either party is sick, or that they go ahead and shake hands, but use hand sanitizer.


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