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12 reasons employers care about your credit

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 13

12 reasons employers care about your credit

When you apply for jobs, you probably have a pretty good idea what employers are looking at when deciding whether to hire you: your education, employment history and qualifications. But there’s something you might not expect employers to care about — your credit.

Sure, it would make sense for a bank or credit card company to check your credit before giving you a loan or issuing you a new card. But why do employers check credit — and do you need to find a way to raise your credit score overnight? What could your credit possibly have to do with your ability to perform your job duties? A lot, it turns out.

Click through to see what employers want to find out when they check your credit report and what you can do to prepare for a credit check.

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