So I just got a pretty important job interview in about a week, and though I don't know this company's specific policy on beards, a friend who worked for a very similar company warned me that I may have to shave the beard for the job. What I'm wondering is should I shave my beard for the interview itself so they aren't turned off by it? I'm fine with shaving it if I get the job (I'll miss it dearly, of course!), but I feel I shouldn't have to if I don't want to. On the other hand, I don't want to shoot myself in the foot...what're your experiences and opinions?