When I get nervous I get super sweaty palms. And I’m sure that, as a result of my common affliction, I have given plenty of folks the ol’ wet fish handshake at some point - but never to a potential employer because I use one of these two tricks every time and it always saves me.
Tip 2: This is a great one for women or for people who don’t have pockets to put a handkerchief in. Try and arrive at your interview about 15 minutes ahead of schedule. Once you arrive you’ll probably be met by an assistant. More than likely they’ll offer you a cup of coffee or glass of water. Ask for a glass of water. When it comes, don’t drink it. Hold it in your right hand. The coolness of the glass will keep your hand from overheating and sweating. When your interviewer arrives just take your hand off your glass, press it onto your sleeve or pant leg to remove any residue from the glass and shake hands. Your interviewer will get a nice, cool hand to shake.