You all have heard how nervous I get about shaking people’s hands because of my HH. Going to an interview is especially nerve-wracking. You don’t want to give a bad first impression, and you hope your interviewer looks past your sweaty hands. Unfortunately, sweaty hands can give the impression that you are more nervous than you really are. I wish it weren’t true, but a sweaty handshake could be what is standing between you and that job.
Recently, I have been on the other side of the coin. I have been interviewing 3 or 4 people each week for the past two weeks for an open position in my office. It’s been a really interesting experience so far. I have never been an interviewer before. I have learned what it really takes for a resume to stand out, and the reality of the interview and application process.
I’m happy to have this responsibility, and I am up for the challenge…
but think of all the hands I’m shaking!
I shouldn’t be the nervous one, yet shaking hands makes me nervous no matter what.
If my hands aren’t wet, they are freezing cold.
I really didn’t want my handshake to leave a bad first impression with the interviewees, so I tried something new:
I washed my hands right before I was about to meet them.
By washing my hands, my hand temperature was regulated and the sweating wasn’t as bad after wiping my hands dry.
I recommend trying this out, and let me know what your results are! This is a great new coping tip for me, and I hope it helps you too!