Answered by Susan, Hiring Expert at Praxair, Inc., on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
If you are being considered for a job that entails dealing with money, securities, other financial assets/information, the employer may check credit history to see if you are a responsible adult and if you deal with your own financial situation in a responsible manner. If your credit history shows otherwise, they may assume you will "repeat history" and not handle the company's assets/property/financial matters any differently. Having a clean credit history, paying your bills on time every month, not having lots of debt (i.e. balances on credit cards) is a key success to your future so treat it very carefully.