Across the US, UK and Europe we are experiencing unprecedented plumes of heat bringing joy to thousands of kids on holiday and misery to those not on vacation sweating it out in offices in the city where air conditioning units struggle to cope with the extra demands put on them.
But its not just air conditioning systems that are feeling the strain. Workers of all descriptions find it a struggle to cope with the sweltering temperatures, humidity, high pollen and a general feeling of malaise that envelopes us all when a heatwave is present. Its times like these that we then understand why the Spanish are right to take the afternoon off for their beloved siesta.
In truth, if you are a salesman travelling by car or working in the office the likelihood is that the air conditioning will probably be set to a very nice cool temperature and you should be able to work your way through it oblivious to the sweaty masses dragging their feet along the streets outside.
But what do you do if you are due to attend an interview in the middle of the hottest day of the year? How do you ensure that you don't turn up at the most important meeting of your life hot, sweaty and flustered?
Here are 5 tips to remain cool during your interview and ensure you land the job: