In the aftermath of the financial crisis, plenty of Americans have seen their credit scores tank. But can that really affect your ability to get a job? Possibly, since many employers increasingly are relying on workers' credit histories when making hiring decisions.
Just ask Oneika O'Keefe. Speaking on AOL Jobs Lunch Time Live, O'Keefe says that she was told during a recent job interview with a retailer that she would have to undergo a credit check because the position required that she "deal with a lot of money."