People always say you can tell a lot about a person from their handshake. The truth is, aside from your pearly whites, your handshake is one of the first impressions you make on an employer so you want to make sure it's a good one.
Be sure to smile, make eye contact, and as you introduce yourself extend your right hand for your best "hire me" handshake. The key to any good handshake is grip. Remember don't squeeze too hard, you don't want to crush any bones. And, don’t be a dead fish either. Put some effort into it. Just maintain a light, but firm grip and gently shake hands for no more than five seconds.
Most importantly, remember to relax. Handshakes aren’t something to get yourself worked up over. Hiring managers are more concerned with your excellent personality and resume, a well-crafted handshake is a bonus. Now that you've successfully mastered the handshake, go out and practice it. Before you know it, you'll be using it to make an excellent first impression on a perspective employer.