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Subject:  Re: Poll: Credit Score Date:  11/25/2014  7:48 PM
Author:  neveragain Number:  308855 of 312987


Yes. For those in a defense related industry, where they clearances are required, a poor credit history is likely to result in not getting a job.


Yes, this is true. My cousin applied for a job at the FBI and they pored over her credit report. They grilled her on a balance she had on a Macy's credit card. Ironically the balance was due to the purchase of interview related outfits and shoes. Her credit was ok but not great. Thankfully no late payments or collections but high balances. She did ultimately get the job, but the credit issue did cause a hiccup.
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