Why are men expected to appear clean shaven for interviews ? The corporate sector too expects its workers to be clean shaven. I think every man , irrespective of his religion , has the right to grow a beard if he wants , without being judged. A man with a beard may be as hardworking as a clean-shaven man. Our PRIME MINISTER sports a beard , and so does Sundar Pichai , the new CEO of Google. From Steve Jobs to Abraham Lincoln to Karl Marx , all had fine beards and they changed the world big time !