Getting a Job
Employers may check your credit report to gain insight into your obligations and how financially responsible you are. However, employers are not allowed to check your credit score.
What Does My Credit Say about Me That My Resume Doesn't?
Employers are required by law to ask for your permission before checking your credit report, saying "no" may delay the process or potentially disqualify you from the hiring process altogether.
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Tips to Consider When Applying for a Job
- Know your credit. Be prepared and familiarize yourself with all aspects of your credit report, including accounts and public records.
- Dispute any inaccuracies. Inaccuracies may tarnish your credit report and put up red flags to employers. Any and all information should be disputed with the credit reporting companies.