Help for bad credit: Jobs

Know what to say to an employer who wants to check your credit

Stories about bad credit: Jobs

If you're applying for jobs, some prospective employers will conduct credit checks. If your credit history is less than perfect, you might have some explaining to do. It's important to know your rights, the costs of negative marks on your credit report and what you should say to a potential employer before your credit report is pulled.

Read the stories below for more information on how bad credit can affect your job search.

Main story: Help for bad credit

Join the discussion
We encourage an active and insightful conversation among our users. Please help us keep our community civil and respectful. For your safety, do not disclose confidential or personal information such as bank account numbers or social security numbers. Anything you post may be disclosed, published, transmitted or reused.

If you are commenting using a Facebook account, your profile information may be displayed with your comment depending on your privacy settings. By leaving the 'Post to Facebook' box selected, your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below.

The editorial content on is not sponsored by any bank or credit card issuer. The journalists in the editorial department are separate from the company's business operations. The comments posted below are not provided, reviewed or approved by any company mentioned in our editorial content. Additionally, any companies mentioned in the content do not assume responsibility to ensure that all posts and/or questions are answered.

Weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, advice, articles and tips delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.

Updated: 03-26-2019