Is that a self-tar? If so (or, I guess, even if not), what's your stance on facial hair and professional appearance?
It is a self tar, but it's like four years old. Still have the beard, though (indeed, I've not been clean-shaven in about a decade).
It's probably better to be clean-shaved for interviews and for professional purposes in general with current trends. I get the impression that clean-shaven is more important back east than out west, but the bias is definitely present everywhere.
Keeping the beard is a decided risk for me, but it's really just one of those things - unless you're paying me to get rid of it, I'm keeping it. I go ultraconservative even by my own standards in interview attire (my tie is usually a pindot in the same color and shade as my jacket). Additionally, I'm more a government lawyer type anyway, and the feds don't care quite as much.
If you want to buck the safe route too, it's probably best to limit it to either the goatee and mustache or the full beard as those two are conservative enough nowadays that they may hate your facial hair, but they can't get you for both having facial hair and
having daring facial hair.
A better route if you're not totally unfortunate looking absent face fur (if you can even still remember what you look like without a beard, unlike me) would be to shave until you have the job, and then show up in a pinstriped suit, lilac shirt, paisley tie, and a ZZ Top beard.