During your job search process, you’ll need several trusty items in your toolkit. You’ll need a killer resume, a polished, professional cover letter, and some strong references. You’ll need a great elevator pitch, a nice interview suit, and of course, you’ll need patience, perseverance, and a follow-up strategy.But you’ll also need another key player: a firm, confident, trust-inspiring handshake. A great handshake can open doors all around you. Your handshake conveys integrity and honesty, and it shows a willingness to open up and let a stranger know who you are, what you want, and how you really feel. Just like steady eye contact, a handshake opens a window of your soul and invites your companion to take a look inside. If you have nothing to hide, this will show. If you respect the person and expect nothing less from them in return, this will also show.So when you have an opportunity to shake, take it, and make the most of it. And as you do so, avoid these unfortunate handshake blunders.