Wading through the muck, yesterday we learned that pressreleasemag.com published–
“Unfortunately, for people who are unemployed, this can easily become a catch-22: If their credit score dips because of the financial straits caused by unemployment, they may have increasing trouble finding a new job, because their credit score is low.”
— which are exactly the same words that CreditCardGuide.com published.
The CreditCardGuide.com author said that one of her sources is–
The Moolanomy author said that one of her sources is–
The Wall Street Journal item, because of its original claim and whose page contains a comment questioning the story’s accuracy (Lester Rosen, an expert who calls it an urban myth also commented), still states that employers use credit scores in its source code. It says, “<meta content=”Many employers are checking job candidates’ credit scores, but how big of a factor are credit scores in a company’s eventual decision to hire?” />” (in Internet Explorer 8, on the menu bar, click on View, then Source (or use Alt+V, C) to see it; in Firefox, click on View, then Page Source (or use Ctrl+U)).
So, for instance, in Yahoo!, if you search for the term credit scores employers, the results page shows this for the Wall Street Journal page:
One in Six Employers Look at Your Credit Report – The Wallet …
Many employers are checking job candidates’ credit scores, but how big of a factor are credit scores in a company’s eventual decision to hire?
blogs.wsj.com/wallet/2009/03/11/one-in-six-employers… – Cached
Despite even the comment right on his page, Rupert Murdoch has still not made a correction to that meta description tag. He does not know how to use the internet.