Job interviews are likely culprits for sleepless nights and shabby nails. But you may sleep a wink or two knowing there's a possibility of making in the $200-$500 ballpark for interviewing with a company that's already willing to pay for your time. A new startup called NotchUp has set up a system that works like this: you enter your professional stats on their site and they help you figure out your pay for an interview, and if a company wants to talk to you they deposit your stipend through the website.
The site officially launched yesterday and when I tried to visit it was busy, busy, busy. The site founders say their audience is "happily employed professionals" whom they call "passive job seekers." Meaning — your resume is fabulous and you're not really looking to dive in to a different job, but you see no harm in sticking your toe in to see what may bite.
I'll be interested to see how many companies and candidates use the new system, which would offer a more selective process than sites like Monster but would be less expensive than recruiters. Would this new startup be of service to you and your passive job seeking self?