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Regrettably it's not for a firm, it's first line tech support for some accounting software. Since we're talking about it all day a lot of people study for accounting qualifications during downtime. There's a lot of very smart, very unmotivated people there.
PPI Claims handling for Santander. I took out a couple of credit cards in uni, paid back one but just tried to pretend the other one didn't exist. I'd kind of forgotten about it, somehow, and applied for jobs in the meantime (this was a few years ago) and actually got through at least 2 interview processes where I was asked if I had a CCJ and I said 'no'. Wasn't until a third interview I got a call and asked if I knew anything about it. In the past couple of years I've just kind of mentioned it if asked directly otherwise not brought it up.
>How much is the CCJ for?
£370 odd last I remembered. I'm currently racking up some council tax fees as well, which wouldn't be a problem if I wasn't on SSP at the moment. Which wouldn't be a problem if there wasn't currently a fuck up in the payroll dept affecting all employees on SSP. Felt like I was so close to scraping by but with an upward trajectory. Now that feels shot.
> Your record doesn't have to be totally unblemished, it just needs to have no massive black marks.
Got no criminal record but presumably my credit rating is disgraceful. Other than the CCJ there's nothing else I can think of that's on paper, other than the lingering feeling that I should have been more responsible with my money and not become a raging depressive alcoholic through my early twenties. But hey I survived so there's that.
>There are a bunch of jobs (banking, finance and accountancy, sounds like you're in the last group)
This is the real bugger, because I feel like I'm quite good at it and my dad was an FCA so even if he has connections I might be able to benefit from, I probably can't get into any decent.
Thanks for the responses guys, it was a pretty shitty post but I needed some ideas about the reality of it and it's feeling a bit more tangible an issue now.