Yes, some employers are pulling your credit before offering you a job. They definitely want the well qualified candidate but they also want the well qualified candidate that is financially responsible.
Takes me back to when I was offered a job as a Bank Teller. The Branch Manager said, before I can offer you this position, I need proof that this debt has been paid. You talking about being embarrassed, I didn’t even know they were going to pull my credit!
Some careers that employers are doing credit checks for are:
Not all positions in these Career fields require a credit check, however just be prepared for the possibility of one.
They want to ensure that you are reliable, trustworthy, and will represent their company in the best way. You will have access to some very confidential information including the very personal details of people’s lives and they need to ensure it is handled with care. They will get you to sign a release prior to checking your credit and it is also limited in some states. ~~~~~
Knowing what’s on your credit report before allowing an Employer or anyone else to pull it gives you the chance to correct any errors or derogatory information in advance.