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Grip Shield Helps Job Searchers Make A Great Pre-Interview First Impression

Your handshake and physical appearance makes a critical first impression. Be well prepared, consider these tips & solutions.


Your handshake makes a critical first impression and sends a strong tactical message. Your dad probably taught you how to shake hands and his lesson was more important than you know. Make it firm -- not body-builder-aggressive and certainly not feeble like a dead fish. Also, be SURE your HAND is DRY, so if you’re perspiring, wipe it off before you meet your interviewer. We highly recommend Grip Shield which is an ANTIPERSPIRANT product for your HANDS. (You may also apply it to your forehead & brow area) If nervousness and anxiety causes you to profusely perspire, we suggest wearing an undershirt to mask any wet areas such as your underarms. Be sure to look in the mirror to check your overall appearance, proper attire should be worn, do your preliminary industry research on the job, present yourself to the interviewer as positive and confident that you are the right candidate for the position.

Keep in mind the interviewer may be observing you and drawing conclusions about you before you’ve even entered into the actual interview.

Consider these worst- and best-case scenarios:

- Worst Case:
Jason is nervous about his interview as he sits in the lobby. Anyone watching can see the signs: His foot is tapping rapidly, and he’s muttering to himself, obviously rehearsing his lines. He’s slouched down in his chair, and when he spots the interviewer coming down the hall, he begins to wipe a sweaty hand on his pant leg. He stands, and as he does, the magazine on his lap falls to the floor. When he bends to pick it up, he knocks over his portfolio and papers fall out. The interviewer is thinking, “This guy is a wreck” He doesn’t appear to be the kind of person we want representing our company.” When Jason pulls himself together, he holds out his hand, but his handshake is weak and clammy from perspiration. Jason’s fate may already be sealed before he answers his first question.

- Best Case:
Jamie feels prepared and confident as she waits in the lobby for her interviewer. She knows she looks good, and she feels good. She has practiced and prepared and knows she can do this job. She’ll concentrate on selling herself as the solution to the employer’s needs. As her interviewer approaches, she stands and continues to smile, looking directly at him. She looks him in the eye as she extends her hand. She gives a firm “dry” handshake and smiles. “This is a very confident woman -- someone who shows real promise,” thinks the interviewer. The first impression has been made, and it is a positive one.

- About Grip Shield®: A non-sticky, fast drying, clear, Sweat Repellent gel which is applied to hands, palms, wrists providing a perspiration and moisture repellent barrier to help keep hands/palms dry, ensuring a firm, controlled grip for optimal performance and safety. (Used by Collegiate & Pro athletes & teams)

- Grip Shield customer “Joe Grahe” loves the product.
“As a former Major League pitcher and South Florida native I can recall countless times Grip Shield would have helped keep my hands dry in the humidity of the summer. Thankfully today I am still able to play competitively and find it invaluable in maintaining my grip for both pitching and hitting.
- Joe Grahe (MLB Pitcher 1990-1999 Angels, Phillies, Rockies)

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