It's looking like in 6-8 months, I will have the opportunity to go from contractor to full time at my job. This is a great opportunity with a higher level technical job, but it is with a large financial institution that does credit checks on 100% of their employees.
I know I won't pass the credit check- I was laid off several years ago while performing a balancing act with debt from a divorce, had a major surgery a couple years ago that cost me some time, my dog ate my homework, etc etc. Point is, I've had most of the things on my credit report you can think of that would ensure me failing a credit check.
Is there anything I can do that would help? I make too much for Chapter 7 according to one jerk of a bankruptcy lawyer I met with late last year (he did have me take a means test), and I'm not sure that would help my employment situation anyway. A number of the things in question have been written off, and I'm not currently getting calls from debtors. I have a modest car loan on an older vehicle with a local BHPH place, and have been paying that on time, but I really don't have much recent credit.
Is there anything that might make me appear to be less of a risk to an employer that would be worth looking into?
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