#192: Kai used to be responsible for staffing at a firm. She knows first-hand what companies use to check on an applicant's background. While a company may check credit reports, they do not review credit scores.
Once again, this is proof that the bare minimum to succeed in America is to simply pay your bills and debts on time.
If you don't have any debts and don't have credit cards, you won't have a credit score. However, you will have a clean credit report - or no information for a credit report to be built upon.
This does not prevent you from getting a job.
UPDATE: My wife and I paid off our last debt, the home mortgage, in December 2015. Within 2 years, I no longer had a credit score. Does that mean I couldn't get a traditional job in corporate America? Of course not! Let my story be your testimony. Spend more time on your personal finances and less time trying to build your credit.
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