Getting a job after filing for bankruptcy might sound like a daunting task. However, you can rest assured that you’re certainly not the first professional to file for bankruptcy and reenter the workforce. Here are a few ways you can get take on the challenge with confidence…
Let’s face the facts. After your debt problems, your credit score is hurting. Luckily, bankruptcy has afforded you a fresh start to rebuild your financial future. Further, you should know that it is illegal for someone to not hire you because of your bankruptcy history, but an employer can deny you employment because of bad credit.
While rebuilding your credit score after filing for bankruptcy is going to take some time, there are a few things you can do for yourself after your Dallas bankruptcy case is closed:
- Be honest and forthright. Before you’re hired, your employer may find out about your bankruptcy history. It is important you not try to hide this information – Let the company know about your past, how bankruptcy has given you a fresh start and let them know what you’re doing now to ensure a secure financial future.
- Create a lasting first impression. If you’re a professional, we obviously don’t have to lecture you about ironed shirts and polished shoes. Professional dress is just the beginning when it comes to making a good first impression. Also consider your demeanor, tone of voice, and other factors.
- Have plenty of recommendations. Personal and professional recommendations about your character and professional skills are always valuable. For professionals who have gone through the Dallas bankruptcy process, these recommendations are worth their weight in gold. Stock up!