88 Crazy Recruitment Ads You’ve Got to See

Are these the best recruiting ads or the best recruitment ads?

88 Catchy Recruitment Ads You've Got to See

Although they require more creativity and often, effort and money, catchy job ads can be game-changers for hiring companies. They get more attention than classic job ads, with the most creative ads getting shared on social media and beyond, and are more memorable because of the emotions they cause.

They also build the employment brands of their companies, making them seem like cooler places to work.

Enjoy!

Do creative recruitment ads make you want to join the advertised company more?


Flag of USA Dice.com: Find the hottest tech talent

dice.com tech talent recruitment marketing

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Flag of Israel All Jobs: Ralf

“Ralf Green, butcher. Find the job that's right for you.”

alljobs ralf recruitment marketing

Flag of Israel All Jobs: Will

“Will O'Connor, optometrist. Find the job that's right for you.”

alljobs will recruitment marketing

Flag of United States Amy Burack: Bill Gates

“Don't get stuck in the wrong job. Call the Amy Burack company. Executive search for marketing and advertising professionals.”

amy burack bill gates recruitment marketing

Flag of South Korea Belif Cosmetic Chok Chok art project: Street artists wanted

“The ‘Chok chok Urban Art Project', established by true herb cosmetic brand ‘belif', is an architecture/ arts project at the very top of Haemagi-gil, Itaewon. Street artists communicated with residents and reinterpreted the space using the existing materials and story. These print ads were made to recruit amateur artists to join selected professional street artists.”

belif cosmetic chok chok art project street artists wanted 1 recruitment marketing

belif cosmetic chok chok art project street-artists wanted 2 recruitment marketing

belif cosmetic chok chok art project street artists wanted 3 recruitment marketing

Flag of Kenya Brighter Monday: Hammer

“Stuck in the wrong job? Visit our website to find the right job for you.”

brighter monday hammer recruitment marketing

brighter monday syringe recruitment marketing

brighter monday whisk recruitment marketing

Flag of USA MailChimp: We'd love to meet you!

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Flag of Czech Republic AKA Association of Communication Agencies

“Rather then to kill yourself in a job that does not suit you, flourish as the expert. Creativity has many sides, and yours is shaped by your interests and skills. Show up, and you can end up loving your job.”

aka association of communication agencies economist recruitment marketing

Electrical Engineer

aka association of communication agencies electro mechanic recruitment marketing

Flag of Australia Alessio Maria Centritto: Fortune favors the bold

“Sometimes finding a job is a matter of luck. But as they say, you need to make your own luck. And since I can cook, I made some fortune cookies – then targeted all the eCDs [Jacob: executive creative directors] in Sydney’s major agencies. Each received a bespoke DM pack: a handcrafted fortune cookie, with a simple message inside: the link to my work. Time will tell if this is my lucky campaign.”

alessio maria centritto fortune favors the bold recruitment marketing

Flag of Brazil Career Builder: Hannibal

“The right job keeps you out of trouble.”

career builder hannibal recruitment marketing

Flag of Brazil Career Builder: Osama

“The right job keeps you out of trouble.”

career builder osama recruitment marketing

Flag of Australia Career One: Richard Branson, Manager

“Find the job you're suited to”

career one branson recruitment marketing

career one chomsky recruitment marketing

career one oliver recruitment marketing

Flag of South Africa Career Times: Office

“Resurrect your aspirations.”

career time office recruitment marketing

Flag of South Africa Career Times: School

“Resurrect your aspirations.”

career times school recruitment marketing

Flag of The Netherlands Coebergh Red Fruit Farm: Carriage

“The Coebergh Red Fruit Farm, a peculiar place where a liquor called Coeberg is made, is looking for a new managing director. What better place to do so than at one of the biggest career events in the Netherlands? With a tailor made ‘recruitment carriage' pulled by some of the male farm workers, the girls decided to stir up things a bit resulting in a wave of free publicity for the campaign thus driving traffic to www.redfruitfarm.com where interested ladies can take the job test. ”

coebergh red fruit farm carriage recruitment marketing

Flag of Jordan Creative Director reqruitment: Missing a CD

“An advertising agency in Amman have targeted most of the Creative Directors in the Middle East to apply for this job (if they are not happy at their current agency of course). We thought the best way to target them was to send it straight to them by post. Over 100 postcards were sent, so keep your eyes peeled there maybe one coming your way.”

creative director reqruitment missing a cd recruitment marketing

Flag of South Africa Eagle Print Awards: Roadkill

“In a parallel universe your job might suck. Make the most of this one.”

eagle print award roadkill recruitment marketing

Flag of South Africa Eagle Print Awards: Gun range

“In a parallel universe your job might suck. Make the most of this one.”

eagle print awards gun range recruitment marketing

Flag of South Africa Eagle Print Awards: Massage

“In a parallel universe your job might suck. Make the most of this one.”

eagle print awards massage recruitment marketing

Flag of Germany Ebay: The eBay Job Offers

“We address our prospective sellers where they least expect it: in the job advertisement sections of newspapers. “ebay is looking for sellers” is the motto and we used fitting job advertisements to turn passive eBay members and people, who aren't even eBay users yet, into active sellers at eBay. Just by offering them a perfectly matching job.”

ebay the ebay job offers recruitment marketing

Flag of Brazil Filadelfia Comunicação: Worst job in the world

“Worst job in the World – Filadelfia's creative department trainee program. As a parody to Cannes winner “Best job in the world”, we created a blog to advertise the agency's creative department trainee program, called “The Worst Job in the world”.”

filadelfia comunicacao worst job in the world recruitment marketing

Flag of USA Financial Research Company: Job advertisement

“This job posting on craiglist talks to the target, programmers”

financial reserach company recruitment marketing

Flag of USA Graduate Career Coaching: Experience, 3

“Experience: Leaving repeated messages for Human Resources people. Starting to act a little stalker-y. ”

graduate career coaching experience 3 recruitment marketing

Flag of USA Graduate Career Coaching: Experience, 4

“Experience: Sending out resumes. Waiting for the phone to ring. Checking to make sure the cord's plugged in.”

graduate career coaching experience 4 recruitment marketing

Flag of Romania Graffiti BBDO: Garlic

“Afford to paint slightly sophisticated still lives. Get a job in advertising.”

graffiti bbdo garlic recruitment marketing

Flag of Romania Graffiti BBDO: Nude

“Afford to paint slightly more sophisticated nudes. Get a job in advertising.”

graffiti bbdo nude recruitment marketing

Flag of Japan HP: Express Yourself and Get a Job!

“We launched a campaign that put individuality back into job-hunting in Japan. It was the introduction of an entirely new recruitment system: students who gave unique answers to questions set by top executives of leading companies in Japan on the HP campaign site were given an opportunity to have face-to-face job interviews with the presidents.”

hp express yourself and get a job recruitment marketing

Flag of Canada Husky Mohawk: Buddies

“Tell your buddies you work in oil & gas.”

husky mohawk buddies recruitment marketing

Flag of Australia IKEA Recruitment: IKEA Career Positioning System

“A GPS-enabled mobile billboard drove around neighboring suburbs and relayed Google Maps data to a display screen, constantly updating time and walking distance to the new store for potential candidates to see.”

ikea recruitment ikea career positioning system recruitment marketing

Flag of Russia Job.ru – Key

“Right people in the right place.”

job.ru key recruitment marketing

Flag of Russia Job.ru – Triangle

“Right people in the right place.”

job.ru triangle recruitment marketing

Flag of Denmark Jobzonen.dk: Doll

“Looking for a new job?”

jobzonen.dk doll 1 recruitment marketing

jobzonen.dk doll 2 recruitment marketing

jobzonen.dk doll 3 recruitment marketing

Flag of Bulgaria karieraskauza.eu: Boring Job Kills!

“Career with a Cause is a forum that aims to gather people who want to work in NGO’s dealing with social policy, ecology, development and support of civil society, human rights, culture, tourism and other.”

karieraskauza.eu pins recruitment marketing

karieraskauza.eu stapler recruitment marketing

karieraskauza.eu tape recruitment marketing

Flag of Denmark KMD: High chair

“Get a career with room for your private life. KMD is growing steadily and we have room for you. But more than that we offer a career with room for both your professional ambitions and your family ambitions. In a work environment where everyone knows the value of a healthy work-life-balance you can shape your career to match your current state of life.”

kmd high chair recruitment marketing

Flag of Denmark KMD: Pram

“Make time for your kids while they’re still kids. KMD offer an IT-career in a human environment where your career is continuously shaped according to your individual wishes. They have a life stage policy which gives you the possibility of extra days off if you have young children, longer holidays and a selection of other arrangements that support the exact life stage you are in.”

kmd pram recruitment marketing

Flag of France L'Etudiant: Astronaut

“Are you sure your career choice is the best fit?”

l etudiant astronaut recruitment marketing

Flag of France L'Etudiant: Fireman

“Are you sure your career choice is the best fit?”

l etudiant fireman recruitment marketing

Flag of France L'Etudiant: Lifeguard

“Are you sure your career choice is the best fit?”

l etudiant lifeguard recruitment marketing

Flag of Australia Longtail Communications: Think small. And different.

longtail communications think small recruitment marketing

Flag of Italy Mercurio Productions: The Career Booster

“The agency started from this insight: Italian creatives believe that going to the Gannes Festival is a good opportunity to meet important creative directors and to be hired by them.”

mercurio productions the career booster recruitment marketing

Flag of Finland Monster.fi: Bench

“Your head is useful. Check open positions at monster.fi. Great jobs.”

monster.fi bench recruitment marketing

Flag of Finland Monster.fi: Kitchen

“It’s brainless to work in a job you dislike. New jobs available at monster.fi. Great jobs.”

monster.fi kitchen recruitment marketing

Flag of Finland Monster.fi: Office

“It’s brainless to work in a job you dislike. New jobs available at monster.fi. Great jobs.”

monster.fi office recruitment marketing

Flag of Hong Kong Monster.com: Wrong job, hockey players

“Two hockey players have become street cleaners, in order to draw attention to the effects of being stuck in the wrong job. The act also reminds people that Monster.com is the best platform for finding the right job. So you can put your talent to good use.”

monstercom wrong job hockey players recruitment marketing

Flag of Hong Kong Monster.com: Wrong job, F1 driver

“An F1 driver has become a rickshaw driver, in order to draw attention to the effects of being stuck in the wrong job. The act also reminds people that Monster.com is the best platform for finding the right job. So you can put your talent to good use.”

monster f1 driver recruitment marketing

Flag of Mexico OCC Móvil: Bathroom

“Job offers, wherever you are.”

occ movil bathroom recruitment marketing

Flag of Mexico OCC Móvil: Bus

“Job offers, wherever you are.”

occ movil bus recruitment marketing

Flag of Mexico OCC Móvil: Car

“Job offers, wherever you are.”

occ movil car recruitment marketing

Flag of Serbia Poslovi.Infostud.com: Horrible job survival kit

“According to many surveys, almost 90% of employees in Serbia are not satisfied with their job. The goal of the campaign was to help them understand that it is better to find the new job than to suffer the unbearable one.”

posloviinfostudcom horrible job survival kit recruitment marketing

Flag of Belgium Pure FM: Wake up for a Job

“Pure FM decided to help young people to find a first job by forcing them to get up early. How? We created a special slot during ‘Snooze,' the morning show at Pure FM. In this slot, exclusive job vacancies were read out at 6AM. These job vacancies were exclusive because it was impossible to hear and read about them elsewhere.”

pure fm radio station wake up for a job recruitment marketing

Flag of Japan Recruiting: Geek Recruiting

recruiting geek recruiting recruitment marketing

Flag of Germany Recruiting Of Strategy Consultants: Every Story has a Beginning

“We developed a high-quality book and slipcase to assist the recruiting. The intelligent, high-end approach aims to stimulate interest in a career at Roland Berger. Designed like old books, with the motto “Every story has a beginning”, first sentences of famous works are cited.”

recruiting of strategy consultants every story has a beginning recruitment marketing

Flag of Brazil Right Job: Medication

“In the wrong job, being very good can be very bad.”

right job medication recruitment marketing

Flag of Brazil Right Job: Sketch

“In the wrong job, being very good can be very bad.”

right job sketch recruitment marketing

Flag of Brazil Right Job: Uniform

“In the wrong job, being very good can be very bad.”

right job uniform recruitment marketing

Flag of United Kingdom Royal Air Force Career: Aerospace

“Search online for RAF Careers.”

royal air force career aerospace recruitment marketing

Flag of United Kingdom Royal Air Force Career: MOVER

“Search online for RAF Careers.”

royal air force career mover recruitment marketing

Flag of USA TDA_Boulder: Best/Worst Job Interview Ever

“There’s only so much you can learn about an applicant over the course of an hour-long interview. Which is why TDA_Boulder [will be] bringing you along on our two-day holiday party in Las Vegas. Given that Vegas has a tendency to bring out the best (and worst) in people, it’s the perfect proving ground for anyone who’d like to work at TDA.”

tda boulder bestworst job interview ever recruitment marketing

Flag of Ukraine The Career Builders: Brain & Bones

“Yo-Ho-Headhunting”

the career builder brain and bones recruitment marketing

Flag of United Kingdom The Mellor Partnership: Titles

“We created a series of business cards that use ridiculously grandiose job titles to describe very mundane jobs. The strapline on the back of the cards reads “Upgrade your job, not your job title” to suggest that The Mellor Partnership offers a better way to improve your professional status. Making the media part of the message helped drive home the point.”

the mellor partnership titles recruitment marketing

Flag of Germany The Railway Industry Association in Germany: Banana

“In the rail industry, you can work without making compromises: jobs that are high tech, ecological , crisis-proof, and flexible. If interested in exciting tasks and international perspectives, then start your career with us.”

the railway industry association in germany banana recruitment marketing

Flag of Germany The Railway Industry Association in Germany: Panda

“In the rail industry, you can work without making compromises: jobs that are high tech, ecological , crisis-proof, and flexible. If interested in exciting tasks and international perspectives, then start your career with us.”

the railway industry association in germany panda recruitment marketing

Flag of Germany The Railway Industry Association in Germany: Shark

“In the rail industry, you can work without making compromises: jobs that are high tech, ecological , crisis-proof, and flexible. If interested in exciting tasks and international perspectives, then start your career with us.”

the railway industry association in germany shark recruitment marketing

Flag of India McDonalds India: Learning experience

“It's important to learn and grow. A job at McDonalds offers an experience where you learn skills that will stay with you throughout your life while working with new friends who celebrate your achievements.”

mcdonalds-india-recruitment-ad

Flag of India Pure Home and Living: do you see a staircase in there?

“Pure Home and Living- a premier home lifestyle store, is on the lookout for inspired Interior Decorators and Design Consultants eager to craft simple, beautiful solutions out of the abstract, and create delightful interiors.”

pure-home-and-living-recruitment-ad

Flag of USA A Classic Ad from DDB

doyle dane bembach recruitment marketing

Flag of Israel Everything.me Campaign Manager

everythingme campaign manager recruitment marketing

Flag of USA Google is Searching for Beautiful Minds

“The final answer: 617-639-0570. The number is a substitution cipher that you get by writing out 0-9 then A-Z, then using the keyword “JOBS” to shift the letters.
Interestingly, there is also a second solution (617-274-8660), which leads to another non-Google recruiting number. That one might just be a red herring, or a way to weed out the semi-smart folks who couldn’t come up with the harder solution.”

google job code recruitment marketing

Flag of Canada EACanada.com Electronic Arts Hiring

“Now Hiring”

electronic arts recruitment marketing

Flag of USA MaxCDN: Server Response Headers

“X-Hello-Human: You should work for us!”

maxcdn developer recruitment marketing

Flag of Austr Bigcommerce is looking for Software Engineers

“1BP49B(36) is a positional numeral system using 36 as the radix. The choice of 36 is convenient in that the digits can be represented using the numerals 0–9 and the letters A–Z, where A=10, B=11, C=12. Hence, B = 11 and P = 25. Therefore the phone number is 11 + 9*36 + 4*36^2 + 25*36^3 + 11*36^4 + 1*36^5 = 80113871. So, the bat phone number is +61 (02) 8011 3871.”

big commerce software engineers recruitment marketing

Flag of USA DoorDash Software Engineer Jobs

“Hi there curious developer!”

doordash open developer position recruitment marketing

Flag of USA Be a Frontend Engineer at reddit

“Reddit published this blog post to promote a Frontend Engineer position last year. There is a “job.apply()” button at the end of the page, but nothing happens when clicking. The trick is to look at the javascript source code, execute “job.apply” with the correct argument, enter your personal information in some other javascript variable, and an email window will appear with the coordinates of the recruiter.” -Romain Paulus

be fronted engineer at reddit recruitment marketing

Flag of USA Hidden Microsoft Bing Job Ad

“If you're using Internet Explorer and have enabled the browser debug settings*, a small message pops up containing the words: “Do you want to debug this webpage?”

Then, if the you run the IE developer tools console, a clearer message pops up, asking: “Interested in creating Bing.com experiences? Apply today.””

bing homepage job ad recruitment marketing

Flag of Australia  Royal Australian Air Force

“The first four terms in the formula produce the Defence Jobs phone number, 131901, when added together. The formula works if you replace sin2 x with sin (2x) in the third-last line, and (2k-1)! with (2k+1)! in the second-last line.”

australian air force recruitment marketing

Flag of United Kingdom  Holy Trinity in Brook Green: Beer mats

I couldn't find a picture, but here's the story (via John Kuraoka):

Church uses beer mats to recruit for priesthood

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