If it looks nice and clean then it shouldn't be a problem, I've gone to interviews with facial hair and gotten the job. If it really worries you though its better not to guess and just shave it, learn their policy on grooming, and go from there if you get the job. Facial hair grows back.
I have a job interview tomorrow. And I'm rocking a chin strap beard. It is very neat and tidy. But do you think it's a bad idea to roll in there with facial hair of any kind?
Experiences? Thoughts? What do you consider acceptable or not acceptable?
Do you live in Chicago? Beards and facial hair are so in these days it's crazy. Have you ever seen so many bearded guys in commericals? This guy just opened his second old-timey barbershop in my neighborhood
I also work in the tech world, where beards are very common. I would suspect that any reasonable sized office in Chicago or thereabouts is not afraid of beards, but it's your call. If you're worried, I would get yourself in your suit and have your friends judge if you look professional.
Also it seems like you may be pretty young and have not had many interviews. You definitely want to have a set of YOUR OWN questions to ask them. A good one to ask of the hiring manager (the person you will actually work for, not the Human Resources person is What would separate a great employee in this position from an average one?
Don't ask about money or benefits on the first interview. You can talk about those when they are ready to offer you the job.
You want your questions and answers to their question seem like you are the solution to their problem. You never want to come across as a potential problem.
I've never had a problem getting a job with a full beard, in banking, weight loss, and insurance companies. I take my earrings out, of course, and ask how they feel about it after they make the decision to hire me. But as long as you're maintaining the clean look, a chin strap won't automatically eliminate you. And I'd echo KevinNYC's advice to ask them questions like that, it really separates you if you ask the right ones.