I received my second invite to the notchup.com private beta this morning and decided to sign-up since I’m in job hunt mode again. I have to say that this service seems like a brilliant idea at first — getting paid for each job interview — but I’m not sure if this will attract enough attention to pay off for employers.
Once you sign up, you can import your LinkedIn profile to the site and optionally import and invite you LinkedIn contacts. This is the way I got my two invites in the past couple weeks. But like Plaxo in the early days, I get annoyed when neo-SPAMed — Bacn would be the more accurate term I guess –Â so I didn’t opt-in to this. From there you set your interview price… I used their calculator to determine mine and then rounded down to the nearest $50. So anyone can interview me for a mere $550. The first company to do this will finance the Amazon Kindle I have my eye on 😉
Seriously, NotchUp has potential to attract passive job searchers who are not listed on the traditional job boards. And their payment scheme makes some sort of sense to weed out interviews that will turn into a waste of the job seekers time. I really hope something happens here and will post if and when I get my first interview gig.
If anyone would like an invite to join NotchUp, just post a comment here and I’ll send it to you via email.