September 8, 2006 4:58 AM
Bad Credit Can Cost You A Dream Job
You will pay dearly for your bad credit in terms of rising APRs, and also missed opportunities in your career progression.
From MSN Money:
Government workers aren’t the only ones whose credit histories are being scrutinized. Anyone who has had trouble paying bills could find his or her finances endangered again as employers use credit information to help decide who to hire, fire or promote.
There are some indications such credit checks are on the rise. About 35% of the companies surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management pulled the credit reports of current or potential employees last year, up from 19% in 1996.
Other experts say employers are far more interested in other kinds of background checks, including identity verification and criminal histories.
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