Under current regulations, employers aren’t allowed to run credit checks without an applicant’s permission. But what happens if you have debt or negative items in your credit history? While employers can’t see your credit score, they can see debts, payment history and bankruptcies. This gives you another good reason to check your credit report. If you’re not sure how, we can help. Learn more about your credit score on our website or call us toll-free at 1-800-781-5187 to speak with a representative.
Research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a recent study from the think-tank Dēmos show that bad or poor credit may adversely affect your chances of being hired. Blake Ellis of CNNMoney answers the question of whether poor credit will cost you a job.