These 5 Resume Mistakes are Killing Your Job Chances

As the Director of IT, it often took me less than that. Before retiring, I worked a wide variety of jobs in the tech sector. One of them included managing an information technology department for a healthcare not-for-profit, and hiring staff was a big responsibility. Hiring the right staff was crucial to our success. As the … Read more

Bill Would Make Employment Credit Checks Illegal

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Equal Employment for All Act with Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). The legislation would prohibit employers from requiring potential employees to disclose their credit history as part of the job … Read more

Getting a Job or Finding a Job After Bankruptcy

A common conern I hear from time-to-time is if someone goes bankrupt will they be able to find a job or get a job. The answer will surprise you. According to Christine Saah Nazer, of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “The use of credit histories in employment can have a disparate impact on a … Read more

Credit Reports, Credit History, and Credit Scores in Hiring and Job Performance. Is It Even Fair?

You hear all the time how credit history can impact your ability to get a job. In the debt relief world debt settlement and credit counseling companies claim bankruptcy prevents people from getting jobs and that’s why people need to use their services instead. But what is reality and what is the negative impact of … Read more

My Husband is a Builder and a Stock Market Investor. Do We Qualify for Debt Assistance? – Shannb

“Dear Steve, My husband has been self employed for 15 years as a builder and other among other things. For the past year he has just been an investor in the stock market. Building has not been a good trade for a while. We have taken a large loss and have high debt the debt … Read more