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*Up to a maximum of $1,000. $500 for interviewing for the first 30 minutes of each first technical phone interview or the first 30 minutes of a new coding test with each new client. $500 bonus after accepting hire offer and beginning work engagement. Payment is rewarded at our discretion in available gift cards or via Venmo or Bitcoin. Depicted gift cards are current examples. Phone interviews with companies are either 30 minutes or one hour. Only the first technical phone interview with each company counts. You must apply to CardinalHire, be accepted for an interview, and complete the company interview in order to receive the payment. Must apply through website in order to be eligible.

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CardinalHire is a talent marketplace initiative founded in February 2017, with a mission to innovate the process of job-seeking by empowering top software engineering talent in their search for opportunities at the world’s top tech companies and startups.

Conventional interviewing consists of many rounds of interviews, especially at top tech companies. Employers want to be confident about their candidate choice and, for the most part, jobseekers are up for the challenge.

Yet, in the last couple of years, tech companies have adopted a new trend that makes jobseekers question whether their efforts are really worth it. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the practice of job-seeking now includes hours, if not days, of unpaid homework. Software engineering talent that are new to the job market or in-between jobs are categorically at a disadvantage.

Tech companies test candidates to verify qualifications and to measure excellence in specific aspects of any given position. While this may seem to be a reasonable expectation and a quite clever approach for employers, reports show that it is also a deterrent for jobseekers.


Chesley from San Francisco was paid $200 by CardinalHire for interviews.


Ian from San Francisco was hired by Haven and was paid $1000 by CardinalHire for testing and interviews.


Joe from San Francisco was paid $400 by CardinalHire for testing.


Elena was paid $400 by CardinalHire for interviews.

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