The first line of this article on Yahoo caught my attention.
Could handshakes become a thing of the past?
Thankfully, the author quickly points out that handshakes are still important. But just in case you came across this article and, based on the first sentence alone, thought that handshakes are falling out of fashion, they are not!
If you don't have a genuine medical reason not to shake hands, you need to shake hands with everyone you meet throughout the interview process.
And your handshake should be firm, but it's not a strength competition. And ladies, your handshake is just like a gentleman's: firm and with the entire inside of your hand, not just your fingers.