Something that you need to be aware of is that more and more companies are putting credit reports as part of their background checks and are using that as part of their decision making process. Is that fair? Let's talk about it next on Good Steward Living TV.
You've worked hard. You've got your degree. You've got the experience. You've got the right attitude. You want to make sure that you don't have unnecessary obstacles between you and your dream job. What do I mean by that? Almost 50% of companies are pulling credit reports as part of their background checks and studies show that up to 20% of that information is incorrect. Ten percent of people from a recent study said that they were denied employment based on their credit report.
At the end of the day, does a negative credit report have anything to do with how you're going to perform in a job? The answer is no but companies are looking at it anyway. So pull your report, check for errors, avoid missing payments, so that you are not at the mercy that someone thinks that your credit report matters more than it really does.
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