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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Handshake the key to interviews Reply with quote

Research by the University of Iowa found applicants - especially women - with a firm handshake are far more likely to get the job than candidates with a limp grip.

A solid handshake was found to be more important than dress or physical appearance as it set off the interviewer's impression of that person.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3085731/Handshake-key-to-landing-a-job-scientists-claim.html
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And there was I naiively thinking that the candidate's ability to actually to do the job might be what was truly important...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does suggest that emotion plays as big a part as reason. After all, I suspect there are many cases where the best qualified person for the position didn't get the post.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Allow me to add something to this.

Now, at least in America, there is a lot of talk about hand shaking.

A lot of people do not want to shake hands, period. Specially wth extrangers.
People rather talk than touch. You don't know where that other person has being,
what were they doing before they came into the meeting and so on.

I noticed, that shaking hands is kind of dying out. Most people rather just say hello
and then go about their conversation.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How odd. I'd find it very strange to greet a fellow professional without shaking hands. I've lived and worked with quite a few Europeans since being in London and a two cheek kiss is a common greeting, certainly in a social setting.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Hand Shake Reply with quote

Research has shown that a handshake like other body language signals gives interviewers an unconscious idea about a persons personality.

If your Palm is facing up this can be taken as a sign of submission

A palm facing down can be taken as aggressive

While a palm facing sideways is taken as an equal


If someone uses the Palm Facing down handshake (aggressive) You can counter this by putting your second hand on top of their hand and slowly turning there Palm up (this needs lots of practicing for it to look natural)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People read far too much into this stuff...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Hand Shake Reply with quote

Employment King wrote:
Research has shown that a handshake like other body language signals gives interviewers an unconscious idea about a persons personality.

If your Palm is facing up this can be taken as a sign of submission

A palm facing down can be taken as aggressive

While a palm facing sideways is taken as an equal


If someone uses the Palm Facing down handshake (aggressive) You can counter this by putting your second hand on top of their hand and slowly turning there Palm up (this needs lots of practicing for it to look natural)


I'm confused, a palm facing up or down, is that like a hi-5 but up and down?? And if it is, why would anyone want to do that professionally??
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If someone uses the Palm Facing down handshake (aggressive) You can counter this by putting your second hand on top of their hand and slowly turning there Palm up (this needs lots of practicing for it to look natural)


And you counter that with your second hand! Counter hand-shake attack!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would automatically shake hands when I meet someone new, whether in a business or social situation. I don't really think about how I do it, any more than how I would agonise about how to say thank you at the end - and shake hands again if it was a business meeting, but not if it was a social one.

In Western culture, an introductory hand-shake is as normal as a dog sniffing another's bum when they first meet. No?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adigaskell wrote:
How odd. I'd find it very strange to greet a fellow professional without shaking hands. I've lived and worked with quite a few Europeans since being in London and a two cheek kiss is a common greeting, certainly in a social setting.


What a tart... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not something I've ever done mind you Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:22 am    Post subject: Kind of a paradox Reply with quote

Some people say that first appearances are everything, but isn't that a little superficial? Can't appearances be deceiving?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah the two cheek kissing, I find sticking ones tongue out usually stops it dead in its tracks.

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