The science of a firm handshake

Monday, October 14, 2019

Greg Stewart’s conclusion seemed simple enough--the handshake is, indeed, as important as everyone says it is when looking for a new job. It was, in fact, the first study to quantify that importance, concluding that a handshake seems to be a trigger that sets off a job interviewer’s overall impression of the interviewee. It’s more important, even, than dress or physical appearance, while a dead fish can end the interview before it even begins.