I went to this job fair for the bureau of prisons yesterday. Well, I really don't even know what the interveiw process entails, but they tell me to meet them at their home base tomorrow. So I went today to see what this was all about and could see myself working there. It is a federal medical prison hospital. Well, to make a long story short I live a very simple life style, have two kids, a 21 year old and a teenager, married and really try to uphold the law. The problem is I went bandrupt, I was a single mom when the debts were acrued and there is a bad debt on my credit report stating that I owe 3400.00 dollars on my car!!!
I didn't realize this and I owe taxes from last year $1600.00. To sum things up, does anybody work as a bop nurse and if so, what are my chances of being hired??? I just graduated last year as a nurse and and am trying to fix my credit. Believe me I am so ashamed of this whole credit thing!!
Dec 14, '06
I can't speak to your chances of being hired but, the best thing you can do about bad credit is to pay every single bill, on time, without fail. If you can, pay old debts also. Even if you can't pay them off entirely, it always looks better if you've paid something rather than nothing.
Bad credit is more damaging when it's recent. Old bad credit doesn't matter as much.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Dec 14, '06
Dec 14, '06
You can also put an explanation on your credit report. When I was a branch manager for a bank, I would pull credit on applicants. If I saw an explanation, I was more likely to pull them in for an interview and give them a chance to explain. Everyone makes mistakes and bad decisions, and things happen beyond our control it's what you do with "the negatives" that counts!!!!
Last edit by LV2BME on Dec 14, '06