I had an accident last year which put me out of work for almost a year. As a result my credit has taken a hit. I've went to 3 interviews with no job opportunities offered...I've been an LPN for over 7 years, so the experience is there. Is my bad credit drawing the red flag??
Aug 1, '12
by SHGR, MSN, RN
I've never heard of a credit check being part of a hiring process. Why would a potential employer pay to have your credit checked?
Last edit by SHGR on Aug 1, '12
I believe they also have to send you a letter stating that the credit history is or is not part of the hiring decision. I don't think nursing employers use credit histories as big part of a hiring decision- I believe it is only for employment where the person would be handling money such as a bank or a finance position. I think most nursing employers realize the economy is bad( they may not think they are contributors to it but that is a different post) and candidates are out of work and living on a fixed low income such as Unemployment. Disability is also a fixed income. Along with Social Security.
I have a current/active bankruptcy on mine and it has not stopped me from attaining employment. In my case, it is my age- over 50 and that reads as " the experience level". Example: I have been able to get per deim but not full time. I have been able to get temp/time limited positions but not permanant. Per deim positions in a hospital setting- BEWARE. They are no longer that "foot in the door" You are expected to put your entire life on hold for them indefinately. Stay as far away from per deim positions as you can. You will never be offered the next full time position, you will be expected to come in when 'they' call, and they will cancel you any shift you yourself schedules. You will come in for 4 hrs here and eight hours weeks latter. I found that out the hard way. This succession of time limiting temp positions is getting old for me, so much so that I do not want to be a part of nursing altogether- it's totally ridiculous, uncalled for and not worth my energy.
I think in the grand scheme of things- these financial "geniuses" who are hanging out in healthcare are not good enough to make a big splash in their own financial ponds- wall street and retail, so they get positions in healthcare - we got the rejects.
Last edit by kcmylorn on Aug 1, '12