By: Tricia Romano

Our “seasoned” readers will recognize that reference to a ZZ Top song; the rest of you youngins will just think it’s a phrase to describe Don Draper. But if you are going to a job interview, one should take ZZ Top’s advice to look like a sharp dressed man.

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Don’t show up wearing a wrinkled T-shirt or anything that resembles casual Friday. While you should mirror the place you’re going to work (i.e. don’t wear an Armani suit to an interview for a low-paying, non-profit job), you should look a bit nicer than you are likely to dress on a day-to-day basis. A clean, crisp white dress shirt is in order. Get one like this Croft & Barrow® “Button-Down Collar Dress Shirt,” currently on sale for $12.99 at Kohl’s. And while ZZ Top recommends a black tie, a dark one will certainly do. Grab a dark gray tie, also from Croft & Barrow® at Kohl’s. Shop now and receive up to 9% Cashback for V.I.P. Members during DubLi’s Weekly Deal!

Croft & Barrow® Classic-Fit Solid Broadcloth Button-Down Collar Dress Shirt | Croft & Barrow® Solid Tie - Men, Photos by Kohl’s

Croft & Barrow® Classic-Fit Solid Broadcloth Button-Down Collar Dress Shirt | Croft & Barrow® Solid Tie – Men, Photos by Kohl’s

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Get some nice leather shoes; either in dark brown or black, something classic that can be worn once you get the gig (because you are totally getting the gig). The experts say shoes that have round toes are better than square toes (which are stodgy-looking), and you can’t go wrong with a black lace-up. (Our friends at GQ insist this is your must-have shoe). So, grab a nice pair of “Leather Lace-up Oxfords” by Steve Madden at Overstock.com, and receive 1% Cashback for free members and 7% for V.I.P. Members!

 

Steve Madden Men's 'Minted' Leather Lace-up Oxfords, Photo by Overstock.com

Steve Madden Men’s ‘Minted’ Leather Lace-up Oxfords, Photo by Overstock.com

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If you’re wearing a suit jacket, invest in some nice, modern, understated cufflinks. Don’t get flashy—the wrong kind can look ostentatious. (Unless, of course, you are secretly Patrick Bateman interviewing for a job on Wall Street). So avoid big, shiny, glittery links with diamonds. Get something straightforward and modern, like these “Gunmetal Cuff Links” from Nordstrom (3.2% Cashback for free members, 9.2% of V.I.P.’s).

Gunmetal Cuff Links, Photo by Nordstrom

Gunmetal Cuff Links, Photo by Nordstrom

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ZZ Top wasn’t giving advice on job interviews, so they left out the part about carrying a cool briefcase. You need one. You can go the classic leather route, getting a very streamlined “Samsonite Leather Expandable Attaché” from Macy’s (currently on sale for $99.99), or the slightly more casual, everyday brown “Flapover Laptop Briefcase”, also by Samsonite, on sale at Macy’s for $169.99. Grab either briefcase through DubLi and receive 1.8% Cashback for free members and 7.8% for V.I.P.’s!

Samsonite Leather Expandable Attaché | Samsonite Leather Flapover Laptop Briefcase, Photos by Macy’s

Samsonite Leather Expandable Attaché | Samsonite Leather Flapover Laptop Briefcase, Photos by Macy’s

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