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How do I fix my credit when most jobs will disqualify you for bad credit?

The situation seems a little unfair to me. I find myself trying to find a decent job that will pay me enough to meet my monthly obligations and make some headway in cleaning up my credit. The problem is that those jobs tend to disqualify applicants with bad credit. I'm not sure what to do about it. Can anyone offer any advice?

Asked By: digitalienhead - 9/15/2008
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There are plenty of jobs out there that aren't determined by your credit score, but it can play a factor. If you are denied for that reason, prepare a written or oral statement that explains why your credit is poor and what measures you taking to improve it... More
Answered By: Todd S - 9/16/2008
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Contact the credit card companies and see how you can go about paying your debts. Cut your cards in half and don't get another... More
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Answered By: Darwin - 9/15/2008
 
I want to see answers on this ?, i am wondering the same thing.
Answered By: huskergrl28 - 9/15/2008
 
If you feel a job might disqualify you because of bad credit, attach a note with your application explaining why your credit is bad. For example, illiness or family hardship. Then go through the process of cleaning up your credit yourself.
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Answered By: good guy - 9/15/2008
 
It depends how 'bad' your credit it is and what type(s) of jobs you are applying for. If you're applying as a Brinks security guard or at a bank then I'm sure you can understand they can't afford to compromise this requirement. However some other jobs aren't really finance-related and it's just more of a formality... More
Answered By: Anjell - 9/15/2008
 
The best ways I know of to improve credit rating is to (1) Make payments on time each and every month. This will put you on the path to building a solid and reliable credit history. (2) Reduce Debt - So pay more than just the minimum amount of credit card balances. (3) Know your limits - If you think you cannot afford... More
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Answered By: Homey - 9/16/2008
 
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