Why Didn’t I Get the Job?

  • You have experience.
  • You have skills and education.
  • You had a great interview.

“But, why didn’t I get the the job?

Most of the time, you’ll be told something along the lines of “We decided to go with another candidate” or “The position has already been filled.” These answers are frustrating, and not particularly helpful when you’re looking for work.

“What about giving me the real reason?”

Sure, it may not have been a “good fit” or someone else was slightly more qualified. But, there’s something else, something that most companies won’t reveal …

  • They looked at your credit score.

In this ultra-competitive job environment, over 60% of companies & recruiters* have started looking into your credit history in order to evaluate you for a job opening.

Be prepared

Know your credit score ahead of time. You can then pre-empt any questions about your credit history, or even explain any mistakes that might have shown up.

Consider this fact:

  • Over 70% of all credit reports have some sort of error.

It only takes a couple of minutes to check your score. And, it’s free.

This one piece of information could be the key to your next job.


NOTE: We are often asked if checking your own credit history will impact your score. Rest assured, that it will have no impact your credit score.


* According to a recent survey by the Society of Human Resources Management