The dynamics of the labor market is changing, just as new ways of doing businesses are emerging. As a result of the global demand for more jobs, employers are beginning to streamline the employment process, and one of the tools they use in choosing whom to employ is the credit report. Yes, your credit report.
If you have been turned-down recently after applying for work in an organization, here’s a good chance to show you one of the ways you can improve your employment potential next time. Though the credit file was largely used by lenders in the past, companies (especially financial companies like insurance firms, asset and pension management firms, stock brokerage houses, mortgage institutions, and banks) that are in the process of employing a new staff have joined the league of those who buy consumers’ files from reporting bureaus. They have good reason to do so.
In the course of the last one year, stories of gross mismanagement and misappropriation of funds saturated the media and as a result, it has become even more imperative that caution needs to be exercised when employing a new person to be sure the organization is making a safe decision.
What you want to do to increase your chances of getting your dream job is to delete negative information from your file. This is especially important even if you are coming fresh from college and have gathered a record of bad accounts while at school. The situation can be improved by embarking on a repair process which will delete negative accounts, expired accounts and any other information that may be an albatross to your career.
Using credit cards will also do some good. You can raise your score by learning to discipline yourself in the expenses you make on your cards. Keep your expenses to a minimum of 20 percent of what you are allowed and watch your score go up.