Should I let them know and try to reschedule? Go take the interview even if it means hours of sniffing and sneezing?
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I would use the same judgment as I would if this were an important conference / meeting. Are you so sick that it would significantly affect your working ability to the point where you would just be wasting time? If this were a regular work day, would you get medical leave or would you travel to work anyway?
With that said, I think there are several actions you can do to make the situation better:
- Inform them via email that you are sick, but do not come to conclusion whether you will reject the interview yet. Give yourself (and them) some options. Perhaps you will get better (you never know). Perhaps they propose a reschedule.
- Ask if they can shorten the interview duration, considering your health condition. They may or may not, but it never hurts to ask.
- If you have to attend the interview, wear a mask. Have a bag ready for your personal hygiene matters. It would show that you have prepared and you care for those people in the same room with you, rather than spreading germs in a irresponsible manner.