Credit Alert: Bad Credit Can Impact Your Employability

In this tough economy and the number of potential employees competing for jobs, making sure that you have a competitive edge that can help get your foot in the door is becoming more and more important. A number of job applicants don’t realize that their bad credit score can impact whether or not they get a job.

Wall Street Journal recently reported that:

“Some 47% of employers say they check the credit history of applicants for certain positions, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management of more than 430 organizations in late 2009. That’s up from 42% of employers in 2006. Just 25% of employers in 1998 said they regularly or sometimes checked applicants’ credit histories.”

In the case of your credit report, what you don’t know can hurt you. If you are currently in the job market you may want to make sure that you have a clean credit report. If you don’t, you may want to look into credit report repair and learn other ways to help improve your credit.