No, I’m not making this up. A new online service claims it will pay you to interview for jobs, on average $300 – $600 per interview. NotchUp is an online company that aims to take the hassle and cost out of placing “top-tier candidates” with employers. And it boasts that it has signed up the likes of Google, Yahoo and others as clients. Here’s how NotchUp describes it’s services:
NotchUp was built with one specific purpose: to disrupt the frustrating, costly, and time consuming process of identifying talented prospects. Professionals on NotchUp set an asking price, the price at which they’ll talk to prospective employers. Companies use NotchUp to find professionals with the skills and experience they need, and pay those professionals their asking price to interview. NotchUp brokers the transaction and protects both parties to ensure that companies and prospects are free to explore new opportunities.
I guess the trick is having a good enough resume to attract employers willing to pay for an interview. If you would like an estimate of how much you can charge for an interview, you can use NotchUp’s tool to calculate your interview price. Maybe interviewing could become a part-time job.