Covid may have killed off the traditional handshake at a job interview, according to survey data.
Two-thirds of jobseekers don’t want to shake an interviewer’s hand amid continued reservations about social distancing.
Only a third of 735 adults surveyed by recruitment company Randstad claimed it is still appropriate to shake hands at interviews.
Handshakes have been an established part of the job interview process for decades.
Some experts claim to be able to tell what the person is thinking or feeling through the brief encounter.
A limp hand could be seen as a sign of weakness, while a crushing handshake could show dominance.
Public health experts urged Brits to stop shaking hands early on in the pandemic, in an effort to combat the spread of the virus.
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