How Bad Credit and Employment Go Hand-in-Hand

Better Qualified, a leader in credit repair services, says potential employers may turn down job prospects because of bad credit scores. Many consumers may not even realize that employers have the ability to access the credit history of applicants and current employees, adding to the importance of credit repair in today’s rocky economic and unemployment climate.

Applicants have the right to know if they were denied employment as a result of a third party report, such as a credit history report, as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (FCRA).  Unfortunately some applicants may not inquire as to the reason they were denied employment, and some employers may never tell.

The Society for Human Resource Management conducted a study in 2010 and found that 35% of employers were pulling an applicants’ credit as a condition of employment.  This startling figure proves that bad credit can hinder a person’s success in many areas of their life.

Credit Repair Services Can Improve Employment Success

With unemployment numbers at an all time high, hidden roadblocks to potential jobs could have devastating consequences for consumers.   Better Qualified offers a suite of credit repair services aimed at improving and restoring bad credit scores. Not only do their credit repair services aid consumers in obtaining mortgage loans and car loans, they can also help improve an applicant’s employment success rate.

Paul Oster of Better Qualified is quoted, “We firmly believe that credit history should not be used as a factor of employment.  We believe that these decisions should be made based on an applicant’s qualifications. But unfortunately, the reality is that credit history is being pulled by employers so this is one more reasons that consumers with bad credit should carefully consider a repair program.”

The most popular credit repair program offered by Better Qualified is the Freedom Package, a comprehensive six-month program that includes credit repair services, identity theft protection, education and much more.  This popular program has helped thousands of consumers with bad credit and the company’s superior customer service has earned them an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau.

During the credit repair program, consumers learn how credit reporting works and how to make better credit decisions in the future.

Bad Credit Scores Can Be A Result of Erroneous Information

According to Better Qualified, many bad credit scores are a result of erroneous information on a consumer’s credit report. The Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) conducted an independent study and found that 79% of credit reports surveyed contained either serious errors or other mistakes of some kind. These mistakes can cost consumers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year in lost wages and interest rates.

“This is where a credit repair program can produce highly effective results,” says Oster.  “We can challenge all disputable information on a credit report and have any erroneous information deleted.  Just removing false reports can have a great impact on someone’s credit score.”

Consumers who would like to learn more about the credit repair services at Better Qualified can call the company at (888) 533-8138.