When you apply for a job, it’s not uncommon for employers to request a credit or background check. This is especially true with jobs that require you to work with money or sensitive financial/security information. And considering the important role credit plays in our society, much less our individual financial lives, worrying about the impact of inquires on your credit score is completely understandable. In this case, however, you can rest a little easier because credit checks for employment screening purposes won’t impact your credit score in any way whatsoever. When it comes to your credit score, it’s the type of inquiry that matters.