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Paying for a Reference Is Just What the Job Hunt Hellscape Needed | Gizmodo

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If you have shame spiraled after sending a birthday message to a secondary contact on LinkedIn or had a few too many at a professional event, you, too, have probably wondered how much you would be willing to throw down for a networking cheat. Enter the platform Rooftop Slushie, where you can post a bid for a referral from a company employee: those professionals can choose to accept your offered “commission,” starting at $20, supposedly based on the merits of your resumé, and they’ll send in a referral. It’s not a perfect system, but you get some eyeballs on your resume, and let’s be realistic.
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