Here’s another article from ABC News about the importance of credit reports and job applications. The article’s focus is on knowledge and preparation.
One 2010 study from the Society of Human Resource Management estimates that 60% of companies checked some (or all) job applicants’ credit reports. This is a practice that many people understandably find objectionable – some find it offensive. After all, credit reports often have errors. Nevertheless, it’s a reality — one that anyone looking for a job needs to consider. The truth is, applying for a job is more art than science.