Some of the funniest help wanted ad examples and now hiring signs you'll ever see.
How can restaurants and retailers stand out when they're trying to get quality hires for their hardworking jobs?
By showing a sense of humor that might mean an enjoyable workplace with fun colleagues.
On the other hand, sometimes their ads are funny for the wrong reasons…
Enjoy these “best of class” examples.
Funny Help Wanted Ads and Signs
“We Need A Graphic Designer… Obviously.”
“Please Help. We need a Graphic Designer. Email for an application. Thx. -Student Publications”
“Help Wanted. Must dominate the English Language”
“Wanted: Server: Sober*, sane, non dramatic experienced. Able to work mornings, appreciation of skillful sarcasm helpful. I.D. Required.
*Sober in now way implies admission into a step program, we do, however expect you to NOT be drunk when reporting for work”
Food Experience a Must.
- Do not apply if you'll need nights off because your band has a gig.
- Do not apply if you'll need weekends off because you have a gallery opening.
- Do not apply if you just want to work a few weeks before you go to Europe.”
“Because your boyfriend will eventually ask for gas money. Now Hiring. Apply in person with manager.”
“In Memory of Dave. We Will Miss You. Now Hiring.”
“Now Hiring Cashier – Weekends – Must be 21+ Applications avail. Inside
Cannot look anything like “Skeletor from “He-Man”.”
“I need a person who likes to work. Cashier, Grill, Phones Nights.”
“Piano Player Wanted. Must have knowledge of opening clams.”
“Wanted: Someone to grind or chew hay for horse with bad teeth”
“Wanted: Looking for someone do yard work. Must have hoolahoop”
“Surgeon wanted for a new health clinic opening in the area. No experience needed. Must have own tools.”
“Wanted: Part time sales person who won't quit after 2 months, who works hard and doesn't think she's doing me a favour by working here, who can take a joke and won't cry everyday on the floor. Enquire within”
A volunteer is wanted to work as a scarecrow in a field near Didcot (weekends only). No previous experience is needed as full training will be given. Must be able to stand up for several hours without a break, and have no fear of birds. No time wasters please.”
“McCook Glass & Mirror Inc. is looking for hard working experienced employees that possess responsibility and are reliable. Must be self motivated and have a clean driving record.
Please do not apply if you:
Oversleep, have no alarm clock, have no car, have court often, have no baby sitter every day, have to give friends rides to work later than we start work, experience flat tires every week, have to hold on to cell phone all day, or become an expert at your job with no need to learn or take advice after the first day.
Must be able to remember to come back to work after lunch. Should not expect to receive Purple Ribbons or Gold Stars for showing up to work on time.”
“Sign #, still looking for that Special person… you know the one, the open schedule one, the one that doesn't cry, the one that's not late all the time, the one that makes things happen and not waits for things to happen… that one!”
“Do you have strong opinions about the calls our referees make? If so… Then we want to hear from you!!
We need people like you to attend the clinics, study the rule book, strap on the skates and wear the jersey, because that is the commitment we need.
If you only want to yell from the bench or bleachers, then you're just a bully and are useless for anything in our facility. Bullying: It's not just kids!”
“Wanted: Grape Stompers
Must Have Good Balance and Large Feet. Skinny Folk need not apply.”
“The Dupree School District No. is accepting applications for Part-Time Head Lice Pullers. Applications may be picked up in the Business Office of the Dupree School.”
Start a career in the fascinating, fast-paced lucrative pudding business.
- Long Hard Hours.
- Very low pay.
- Lots of Heavy Lifting.
- Work for a ball-busting asshole.
- Dead-End job.
- No Benefits.
- No advancement.
- Must be college Grad.
Funny Now Hiring Ads and Signs
“Now Hiring Now. Right Now We're Hiring Now.”
“Store Closing. Now Hiring.”
“Now Firing. Apply Within. Positions Available.”
“Now Hiring Ass Manager”
“SpongeBob Is Here Hiring Managers.”
“Toyz: We are Hiring. Low Pay. Bad Hours. Jerk Boss. Apply Now.”
“Now Hiring Fried Turkeys.”
“Now Hiring Smiling Faces. We do drug testing”
- Part Time
- Must have open availability
- 18 or older only
- Must like smiling and happy things.”
“Now Hiring. Must Have a Brain.”
“Need a Job. Lets Taco Bout It.”
“You don't have to be Heisenberg to cook. Now Hiring Kitchen Help.”
“Job: Noun I. the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;
Now Hiring: Cashier Nights, Cook Nights, Driver P/T”
“Now Hiring. Please no dinosaurs with clever human costumes – Fool me once shame on you…”
“Help Wanted. All Shifts. We Pay More Then the NYPD.”
“Attention! Now Hiring: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Inquire Within.”
“Men Wanted. for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success.”
Other Funny Wanted Ads
“Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box , Oakview, CA You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.”
“Situations Wanted: Will clean your home, will take in washing & ironing in my home. Will also tattoo pet dog at your home”
“Wanted! Good Woman. Apply Within. Free tryouts @ pm every 20 mins thereafter!”
“7 Year Old Kid Looking for a Job.
Saving up for a dream that has not come true yet. Wanting to swim like a mermaid. Babysitting small animals (non-evil). Or walking dogs. Experience: I have 2 dogs, 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 geckos, 1 hamster and 1 cat. Please call — I need to stay in walking distance of Garden St. Thank you! Please call! Broken heart. Still waiting for enough money for the mermaid tail.”
This was too funny not to include- a call to post a help wanted ad:
“Sorry, we are closed due to short staff.” “Hire taller staff cause I need a taco!”
“Electrician wanted. Experience required, this time.”
(How do they know the electrocuted person was an electrician? We'll never know… 😋)
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10 Real Job Ads That Made Us Laugh Out Loud
These job ads have done it by being funny, interesting, and heartbreakingly honest. They include a reminder that no dinosaurs need apply, a math problem to solve in order to call the proper phone number, and a promise of no health insurance.
Did they work? Probably. But one thing is undeniable - people paid attention.
Don't take your work home.
Make 'em laugh.
A scary thought.
"These aren't the jobs you're looking for."
Figure it out?
Target your audience.
An ad that's also a skill assessment.
"If you're looking for a challenge, whatever that means"
"Must bring your own weapons."
12 Funny Job Ads Thatll Make You Want To Change Careers
When youre trying to find a job, it can be tough. Looking for a new position is an uphill struggle and life is fraught with worry, until you manage to secure that steady gig! Job interviews tend to be serious and staid affairs, however, preparing well for them can mean the difference between a hit or a miss. Perhaps the interviews for these 12 positions might be a little different to the norm, because the ads certainly are! Check them out!
Visual job descriptions are a very powerful way of engaging candidates and really advertising your job (something we spoke about last week). Not only that, but visually pleasing job ads make your recruitment efforts stand out from the crowd and make them more memorable two aspects that are almost guaranteed to ensure you lure the perfect candidate to your company and away from everyone elses.
So, to get you all fired up and excited for your next big recruitment campaign, weve compiled 26 of the most creative recruitment ads from around the web. Notepads at the ready people:
1. Web Developer Wanted.
2. Marketing agency seeks a (Star Wars loving) intern.
3. Heres one for all the Twilight fans out there!
4. That Great Grafic Deigner will need to be on his/her toes if they want this job!
5. If you can decipher this, youve got the job!
6. This puts a whole new spin on the phrase learn from your mistakes!
7. Hungry Designers wanted get it? Get it?
8. This one will sort the men from the boys!
9. Socks and gloves made to look like snowflakes? Genius!
The most racist non-racist recruitment ad ever.
Oh Apple, youre killing us!
Its more of an application form that a job ad, but its still creative as hell.
Another gem from Maccy Dees.
Even I couldnt help myself filling this one in!
Seriously, McDonalds recruitment staff are on fire.
I dont, but you can be sure the perfect candidate will!
Taking a leaf out Number 8s book I see
I guess theyre looking for Designers 😛
Ssssh! Dont mention the M
Hit them with the old reverse psychology game.
If you want to work in radio, youre to be able to need to!
Catch them when theyre commuting.
Technically, its an ad for a job site, but this would be perfect for attracting would be legal professionals into a job.
If they can work that out, they deserve the job!
Part-time Arabic Copywriters wanted.
The Big Chair awaits you!
Job recruitment ads funny
Your aim with job adverts is to attract serious potential candidates. Therefore, it’s easy to see why humour and creativity may not be a priority when creating them! We generally recommend that you keep it simple with your job adverts, because getting too clever can put off as many good applicants as it attracts.
But to inspire you to think outside the box when creating your job ads - or just for a bit of fun, really - here are ten unusual and memorable job ads we think are pretty awesome.
1. Google’s Problem
Although Google have since acknowledged that brain teasers don’t really work for recruitment, you can’t deny that this ad does a good job of filtering out the less dedicated applicants!
The answer to this tricky maths problem was the beginning of a chain that ended with a potential job as a Google engineer. Possibly the most creative job screening method I’ve come across, as well as ensuring your candidates have a healthy curiosity, problem solving skills and determination!
2. Life's Too Short for the Wrong Job
A German recruitment agency called Jobs in Town, created this ingenious campaign.
Using an everyday perspective, these ads highlight the feeling of being trapped that working in the wrong job can cause. And even better, they were varied and well-placed for maximum impact.
The text translates, “Life is too short for the wrong job”.
May not be cheery but you can’t deny it’s eye-catching!
3. There Are 10 Mistakes in This Ad
This job ad circulates a lot online, and with good reason!
It tests attention to detail, spelling, grammar and creativity pre-CV.
So it's kind of like a competency test before you've even considered a candidate's CV. Clever stuff!
4. Hungry Designers
Take one iconic apple sign, less a few bites, and what’s left? Answer: one pretty cool ad.
This advert, created by Tonic Communications, has only a three word job description, “hungry designers wanted” and yet their message is crystal clear.
By creating a logo that's familiar yet noticeably different from Apple’s own, they're cleverly targeting people with a direct interest in Apple, who they hope will have the same taste for design as the tech giant.
5. For Better or Worse!
Funny, light-hearted and informative – this job ad rocks!
Print advertising may not be the most effective way to reach your candidates nowadays days, but this ad is certainly original and worth a smile if stumbled across in a newspaper.
Lonely hearts club for job seekers!
7. The Best Job in the World
Okay, so this is a pretty unusual opportunity that won't be everyone who reads its cup of tea, but the headline certainly works!
Never underestimate the power and importance of an attention-grabbing headline.
Who is likely to bypass “The Best Job in the World” without at least giving it a read? Very few.
8. Watch Your Head!
We're all taught from an early age to pay attention to warning signs, so this one certainly grabs your attention with the taglines!
However, there's no denying that the ad then loses our attention and our respect when it uses discriminatory and clichéd language like “young” and “dynamic” to describe the ideal candidate - and this stuff just doesn't belong in job ads.
Oh well, can’t have it all!
9. Brain Teasing Bar Work
Who doesn’t love a challenge?
And my goodness, anyone who’s had to do bar work knows how tough communication can get by the end of the night.
And the best thing about this ad is that it shows off the fun, don't-take-yourself-too-seriously company culture!
Funniest Twitter Response
How funny can you be in characters?
This tweet generated a lot of interest when Mike McKay, the executive creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi LA decided his hunt for funny writers needed some help. And the importance of Twitter in recruitment lives on
For guidance on how to write your own awesome job ads that pull in the right candidates for your toughest roles, download our template tool below.
17 Creative Recruitment Ads That Will Bring A Smile To Your Face
In the world of business, it is no secret that the spirit of competition is a vital principle. When it comes to recruitment, you will want to attract the best and the brightest people to serve as the foundations and grassroots of your company. Your people will be your company’s greatest resource. However, what can you do to get an edge in luring these key individuals to your company? Your recruitment efforts should stand out and be memorable.
To get you inspired for your next recruitment campaign, We’ve compiled 17 of the most interesting and creative ads that we found on the internet. Maybe you can grab some ideas from these examples. Enjoy!
#1: Let’s start out with the innovation giants over at Apple. For their recruitment ad here, they take an obvious stab at a rival company. It’s controversial enough to entice applicants, yet witty enough to be considered tasteful.
Open a few doors Apple
#2: For this next example, we have the most popular fast-food franchise in the world, McDonald’s. Notice how they lead off with extremely bold and seemingly offensive statements, only to reveal in fine print the true purpose for the ad. It’s a great way to catch the attention of potential job-seekers.
We hire individuals McDonalds
#3: Next up is an ad from the job hunt website, Career Junction. This simple, yet creative ad taps into the hearts of those who appeal to art and drawing.
Put your design skills to better use CareerJunction
#4: An intellectual and poetic appeal to prospective students, Cornell University really hit the mark with this recruitment ad.
Cornell University Recruitment Ad
#5: Here’s a recruitment ad by the clothing and apparel store, GAP. Notice how they perfectly took advantage of the yuletide season and a simple play of words on a popular holiday song, they’re sure to grab attention with this.
GAP Recruitment Ad
#6: Here’s a simply funny photo concept from another job hunt website.
Dont wait for a job to fall on You JOB.RU
#7: This next one is a daring and bold way to recruit. Want to ensure you get the best and brightest for your company? How about try testing their skills even before they apply!
Creative Ad for Computer Engineers
#8: Wait, is that an ad for Apple? Oh wait, no it’s not. This creative ad lures possible recruits by playing with the famous Apple logo.
Hungry Designers Wanted
#9: This ad draws potential recruits in with an odd object in the picture. A seemingly ordinary pencil with an unusually long eraser. Engraved on the pencil is a very enticing philosophical perspective on the kind of recruits the company is looking for.
Looking for students who arent satisfied with just any solution McKinsey
# Here’s a funny one! This hysterical ad plays on the everyday life of a bartender doing his job. It’s catchy, creative, and entertaining. Ads like this can entice potential recruits because these ads can show off the company’s personality.
Recruitment Ad for Bartenders Dallas Restaurant & Bar
# Remember the earlier example wherein the recruitment ad in itself also serves as a test for the skills of a recruit? Here’s another one.
# Coming up is another example of the old bait-and-switch. Lead with an interesting factoid to capture a person’s attention, and then creatively divert it into a recruitment ad.
# This next one has a creative play on imaging and captioning. A very creative concept that can appeal to anyone.
We Thirst for More Creative Blood
# This is a fun one. A seemingly outrageous question that draws anyone in, only to be diverted into a recruitment ad for a radio station.
Can you sell air?
# Here’s a recruitment ad that will appeal to Star Wars fans most especially. There might be some copyright issues with this, but you get the picture.
Internship Advert for a Marketing Agency
# Up next is a funny recruitment ad for potential school bus drivers.
Become a School Bus Driver
# Finally, to cap the list off is a creative ad directed at potential web developers.
Web Developer Wanted
That’s it! We hope that these ads brought a smile to your face, but more importantly, we hope that they inspired you to come up with your own funny, enticing and creative recruitment schemes. If you have any ideas or examples of other recruitment ads we might have missed, feel free to share them below.
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