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Another job search worry – your personal credit history

Wow, something else to worry about if you’re jobless. You can read the entire article here:

Just a snippet:

NEW YORK– If you thought your credit report only impacted interest rates on mortgages, credit cards and insurance premiums, think again. At a time when millions of Americans are struggling to stay afloat financially, your credit could literally kill your chances of landing the job you so desperately need.

Shocked? Get this: Up to 50% of employers now run credit checks on potential hires, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.

Thanks to career coach Randy Block for finding this article.

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  1. Walter Feigenson says

    I had some feedback on this article via email – this is probably not a concern except if you’re applying for a financial position. -walt