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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?


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LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
update: they approved me!! :)
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
aaaah this is AWESOME! i just applied! :)
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
This sounds like a great idea, I wonder will it work in the long run-moreso, yes, more and more companies are using temp agencies to hire their perm people.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
wish i knew about this like 8 months ago.... but it all worked out for me but good to know for the future :)
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
Not yet applicable to me but I can see how this would be a great resource!
starofsorrow starofsorrow 9 years
That's a cool idea, though I most likely wouldn't do it. =)
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I don't think my resume is fabulous, but for the right people it would be a great idea.
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
i will be checking into this one a bit more!
Jeny Jeny 9 years
I would DEF. use it!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
This is really cool! I'm going to try it!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like this idea too :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
This would be awesome!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i love this idea
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I doubt that any employers in my field would do this.
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