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Is a credit score really that important in finding a job?

Why is something like this important? How can one expect to rebuild their score and pay off debt if they cannot obtain a job, regardless of how much talent and skills they have?

Asked By: Sebboh - 11/1/2010
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It totally depends on the job. If you are looking for a job that deals with large volumes of cash or has access to bank accounts and checks...then it does matter to many employers... More
Answered By: Lilly V - 11/5/2010
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No, a Credit Score isn't that important in finding a job! It's very important when u apply for a Home Equity Loan.
Answered By: Randy J - 11/1/2010
 
If your work does not involve money, it may not be an issue. Carpenters are fine. Bankers must have good credit... More
Answered By: Sharon T - 11/1/2010
 
Look when you don't have credit you can get a job anywhere. But if you have bad credit that tells employers that you aren't the person who the are looking for because that tells them that you may not be able to manage your job well. Now if you have good credit you can be highered anywhere just like if you wouldn't... More
Answered By: Luis Moreno - 11/1/2010
 
There are many jobs that do not even look at credit scores. You can apply for one of those jobs.
Answered By: StephenWeinstein - 11/1/2010
 
It's not the score, it's your actual credit report. Many employers look at credit reports to get an insight into your management skills and sense of responsibility. Not every employer requires a credit check or background check. However, jobs in the financial area, handling money, access to sensitive information... More
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Answered By: bdancer222 - 11/1/2010
 
The credit history is supposed to be a good indicator of how you manage your life, that is why insurance companies also ask for your history. I maybe an oddball, but I am working towards having no credit score. I have paid off all of my loans / credit cards, besides my mortgage, and in 7 years, that will be gone too... More
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Answered By: Jared D - 11/2/2010
 
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