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Job Search / Take care of your Credit Score: Nearly half of employers use credit checks

Most people tend to believe that it is only banks and lenders who mainly use credit reports but over the last decade credit card companies have been selling their services to a variety of interested buyers. Experian, one of the big three credit reporting Companies stated in its marketing materials that “Credit information provides insight into an applicant’s integrity and responsibility toward his or her financial obligations.”

Nearly half of employers use credit checks when making a hiring decision according to a 2012 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. Some businesses use the checks only to screen for certain positions but the survey found that one in eight does a credit check for every hire. Some jobs however, do require a credit check by law. These jobs can be as teachers, police officers and day care workers.

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via Job Hunting and your Credit Score – Press Release – Digital Journal.

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