May 23, 2022

Your Credit Can Affect Your Ability to Get Hired

Your credit score might affect your ability to get hired.¬† This is particularly true if the job at stake involves the company’s financial matters.

Using credit reports is another tool that employers use when conducting background checks. It’s all a part of the process to make sure they do their homework on candidates and make sure they are making the right choice when hiring. It has become another part of the hiring process – like checking references, validating employment history and/or verifying educational records.

If your credit has been checked in conjunction with the application for a job, you have a right to know. Further, if you are rejected for a job because of your bad credit, the employer is required by law to present you with the information they obtained.

Read more here about your rights as a job applicant and how your credit score might affect you.

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