Hand shaking Etiquette at interview
Do you shake the hands of all panel interviewers before and after the interview??
Sensible answer – Of course you do, you do a ‘pleased to meet you’ handshake on the way in and a I look forward to hearing from you’ one on the way out.
Not sensible answer – do a running high five along all of themPosted 4 years agothegreatapeMember
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Good advice Tim, remember that once you have shaken anyone’s hand at an interview let them see you use a disinfectant hand cleaner. That should let them know you are a detail person.
But make sure it’s this one…
…which you can buy here http://www.firebox.com/product/5351/Maybe-You-Touched-Your-Genitals-Hand-SanitizerPosted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
* Take whichever hand is offered first.Posted 4 years ago
* Clamp your hand around it with a vice like grip – you should be aiming to stop circulation, so squeeze hard!
* Pull whoever it is you have hold of towards you in one firm, purposful movement so that they are almost pressed against you
* Lick the side of their face in one slow, steady movement – lick from chin to ear for best effect.
* Release the hand/person
* Sit down as if nothing has happened.
* Report back to STW with how the interview wentsamuriMember
Run down the row of people slapping their hands really hard.
This will let them know you are someone who can accomplish tasks quickly and know how to apply a firm hand to the job in question.
If you’re feeling particularly sure of your self, run down the back of the row giving them all a good clip on the arse to let them know you’re a team player. 
 No, select one who doesn’t get a slap on the arse, just stroke them.Posted 4 years agorobgclarksonMember
for the love of god make sure you wear a bluetooth ear piece, it’s makes you look dynamic and business like, arrange for a friend to call you 20 mins after getting there, again, you’ll look like a high flyer and the kind of person they want in the team. (be sure to take your friends call)Posted 4 years agojohnellisonMember
Seriously though –
It’s always polite to at least offer a handshake – but DON’T use you best Optimus Prime vice-like death grip, it makes you look like you’re trying to dominate the interviewer/panel. This isn’t good.
On the other hand nobody (least of all me) likes the “dead haddock” handshake – i.e. cold, clammy and limp.
Firm but friendly is best, and make sure your hands are warm but not sweaty. Sit on them while you’re waiting if they’re cold.
Alternatively, just whip it out and start helicoptering.Posted 4 years agonicko74Member
If at all possible, make sure that your hand is both sweaty and cold, so that you’re really very memorable.
Seriously though, follow their lead. If you go in and start trying to shake everyone’s hands if it’s not offered, you look like one of those bellends at the start of each season of the Apprentice, trying to show that they’re the boss. You’re not (yet), so don’t push itPosted 4 years agoMrSalmonMember
I tend to shake everybody’s hand by default on arrival and leaving, if they’re in easy range- clambering over the furniture in your eagerness to reach them is probably unnecessary.
I’ve never been on an interview panel but a crushing handshake never makes a good impression on me- it’s all a bit alpha male which is a bit lame IMO (unless you’re interviewing to be a cage fighter or something of course).Posted 4 years ago
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