4 Ways Black College Grads Ruin Good Job Options

How poor financial fitness can hinder employment opportunities

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As the National Urban League unveiled its 12-point plan for dealing with joblessness in urban communities of color, the organization also highlighted one of the hardest-hit demographics among the unemployed — young, black adults.

While the root causes of unemployment many, unfortunately we sometimes shoot ourselves in the foot and hurt our own chances at landing that next solid job.

Here are four ways college graduates, and other job-seekers, ruin good job options:

1. Bad Credit

If you thought being late on your car note a few times or skipping your VISA payment was a matter between you and your creditors, think again. Bad credit can cost you a good job.

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