Bad Credit can harm Job chances? Yes, you read it right. Most folks know that poor credit, as shown by your FICO score, can affect your ability to rent an appartment or get utilities. Sadly, however, a poor credit score can also prevent you from getting a job,which is the one thing many people need to improve their credit. Congress is considering blocking credit inquiries for job applicants.
While we are discussing unrelated things that could harm job chances, I should also mention Facebook accounts. Employers are using Facebook to check on applicants. They check on what is being written and the language being used. They also check on what pictures are posted on Facebook. Be VERY careful what you write on Facebook, what pictures you use on Facebook, and who has access to it.