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Could A Low Credit Score Cost You A Job?
There is a very interesting article in todays Boston Globe entitled ‘Qualification: Must have a good credit history‘. Apparently a rising trend among employers is to check your credit history and use that as part of the qualification process for new hires. From the article.
LaToya Horton was temping at a management consulting firm in Boston last January when it offered her a full-time job as a clerk. Then, the firm said it needed to check her credit. Horton, 30, of Dorchester, didn’t get the job after her credit report showed $18,000 in deferred student loans.
How far is too far with reguards to your privacy and credit history? Full article text below the cut.
Qualification: Must have a good credit history
Increasingly, employers are considering how much you owe, along with your résuméBy Diane E. Lewis, Globe Staff | September 5, 2006
LaToya Horton was temping at a management consulting firm in Boston last January when it offered her a full-time job as a clerk. Then, the firm said it needed to check her credit.
Horton, 30, of Dorchester, didn’t get the job after her credit report showed $18,000 in deferred student loans.
“My credit wasn’t perfect, but I never thought my student loans would go against me,” said Horton. “The company said I could reapply once I had two years of excellent credit, but there is no way I am going to be able to pay off those loans that quickly.”
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