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Insider Secrets: How to Improve and Protect Your Credit Report

Washington, DC • July 18, 2019

As our credit reports become more and more important in our professional lives how do you maintain a good credit report to be employment ready? Join us to find out how!

Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Hogan Lovells
555 13th St., NW
13th Floor, Room 13-106/107
Washington, DC 20004

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Applying for a job is stressful enough. Filling out an application and sitting for an interview are intense. You might feel that everything about you is being judged: your experience, your intellect, even your appearance. After all that, the idea that you may be scrutinized based on your credit report as well is a lot to bear.

Many employers only look at credit reports to protect themselves against actions that violate ethical standards or criminal behavior. A history of negative information could indicate to employers that an applicant has a record of untrustworthiness or unsavory behavior. Especially for positions that command a great deal of responsibility, like government work or medical jobs, or for jobs that require access to company funds, employers may be on the lookout for negative indicators.

While having a credit check as part of your job application may feel like doom and gloom, there is a bright side.With knowledge of how the credit reporting system actually works from the inside, you can make yourself job ready. Come learn how to deal with mistakes (beyond just disputing them with the credit bureaus) and negative information.Learn the tips and tricks that can help you build your credit report and credit score so that you’re hired for your next job, get your next promotion or qualify for a security clearance.

Our speaker, Sonya Smith-Valentine, has over 20 years experience in personal finance. In her former career as a personal finance litigator, she has seen behind the curtain at the credit bureaus and knows the steps to making your credit report employer ready.

Bento-box dinner accommodating a range of dietary preferences and refreshments will be served. Email with specific dietary restrictions, so we can make sure you are taken care of.

Metro: Metro Center

Parking: There is parking in the building at reduced rates after 5pm

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