Like many Americans, after last year's Equifax fiasco, I froze my credit with the big three. I'm on the job market, and at least all the Universities in the US do (or will do) a background check on the tenure-track faculty candidates (not sure if schools from other countries do so for international applicants).
So far I was able to get invites for interviews + campus visits, but I'm not sure at what stage the schools will do a background check.
So my questions are:
- does the fact that I have my credit frozen impact my chances as a candidate in faculty positions in the US?
- what about in other countries, such as Canada, UK, and other EU countries?
- If so, what should I do? just lift the freeze now? or will the school contact me if they can't get access and ask me to lift the freeze for them? or will they just reject me outright?
I've never had trouble with the law etc, or even my credits. The only thing is I have been a victim of at least one of these security data breaches in the past couple years, the worst probably being the Equifax fiasco, which prompted me to place the freezes.
Any advice or suggestion appreciated! Thanks!