Think of the “Self-Bounty” as a generous signing bonus. So, if you apply directly as a Job Explorer and you are hired, then you will receive the allocated bounty for that job opening in its entirety. Example: If a $5,000 bounty was designated for a Python Engineering job opening and you apply directly and are hired, you will receive the full $5,000. Not only does everyone get rewarded with bounties when referrals are hired, but If you apply directly and are hired…. you get the full bounty too!