💡 77 Particularly Creative Job Recruitment Ads For 2017

Catchy headlines, funny slogans or creative images? These are the best job ads for 2017.

Hiring ads can be pretty boring: a company logo, a job title, a short list of requirements and that's pretty much it.

But some companies have advertising ideas that go above and beyond to stand out and attract your application.


Explain your poll choice in the comments.


“Found a job”

Jim the Window Cleaner

“If you can read this, I've done a good job”

Flipkart Careers

“Nothing gets cooler than being a Flipster

Monster Stethoscope

“We see the jobs you do not. Get to your true calling with Monster.”

Monster Hammer

Monster Palette

Monster Spanner

The Dorm Shop Chronicles

“The evil geniuses at The Dorm Shop seek minions to sacrifice their lives in an e-commerce domination attempt. Must be prepared to write for a ludicrous and demented lot.”

Goodwill Computer

“The imagery shows miniature figurines in action, performing a variety of skilled jobs, alongside life-size donated objects that can lead to job training and placement opportunities. All PSAs conclude with the tagline, “Donate Stuff. Create Jobs.” and direct audiences to visit Goodwill.org to find their nearest Goodwill donation center.”

Goodwill Belt

Goodwill Guitar

Goodwill Stilleto

Goodwill Cookware

Goodwill Hospital

ESPN Shoemaker

“Best. Job. Ever.”

ESPN Keymaker

ESPN Watchmaker

SO&U Thinkers

“Thinkers wanted. Figure out the email, and send in your CV.”


“work for a company as unique as you are”


“Choose a job that could turn your life around”


“We are looking for Sales Superheroes who can sell literally anything! Preferred superhero power: Long flexible tongue!”

Stagecoach London

“Award winning recruitment ads really don’t need to be overly complicated, big… or expensive to create. This simple, yet cracking little campaign may not have won top slot at the 2016 RAD awards, but it came very close! And perhaps more to the point, it did a great job in attracting lots of good, relevant applications for the client.”

Canopy Design

“Talents with capabilities like no other. At Canopy, we test the boundaries with our ideas, bust design conventions and bend standards. Be part of our family if you are a like-minded creative. We want you on board. Send your credentials to admin@canopydesign.sg. Live Extra-Ordinary.”


“Intelligent, smart, sassy, hard-working, talented, devoted. Ok, That's enough about you. Tell us about your friends. And receive up to €3,000.”

SMART Communications

“We need more creative juices”

McDonald's Individuals

“Nor Swedes, South Koreans or Norwegians. We hire individuals. We don't care what your surname is. Because ambition and determination have nothing to do with your nationality. Mcdonald's is one of the most integrated companies in Sweden, with as many as ninety-five nationalities working for us. Join us at mcdonalds.se”

Cornell University

“People who think like you do – and people who don't – make the best partners.”

Dallas Restaurant and Bar in Singapore

If you're an experienced bartender and you can decipher this babble. We'd like to hear from you.”

Y&R Prague Watermark

“Art Directors spend countless hours on stock photo sites, desperately looking through hundreds of pictures covered in watermarks to find the one their creative director has requested. Y&R Prague found an opportunity in these Art Directors’ struggles, and partnered with Dreamstime stock photo site to turn their watermarks into Y&R Prague’s recruitment ad.”

Jobs. Advice. Fur.

“The campaign targets a new generation of Millennial job seekers, a generation brimming with ambition, but coming up against the harsh realities of the job market. The campaign aims to reassure Millennial job seekers that, with the power of Monster behind them, nothing can stand in the way of that dream job.”

Monster Can Smell Your Potential

Monster Is The Ultimate Head Hunter

Justworks: Compliance!

“The out-of-home subway takeover developed by Circus Maximus for Justworks depicts the challenges of managing human resources for growing companies as monsters inspired by films from the golden age of horror.”

Justworks: The Bride of Paperwork II

“A user interface that won’t terrify your employees.”

Justworks: Zombie Employees

“If the cost of offering great benefits sends a chill down your spine, switch to Justworks”

BJL: Envelopes

“People get asked to lick all sorts of things to get a job, one BJL employee got their first job by licking a mountain of envelopes. We’ve all had to start somewhere in ad agencies, so if you want to get your foot through our doors, take one of our online briefs. We’re after talented graduate creatives and marketers to join us, and we’re not interested in *!&@ lickers.”

BJL: Burger

“We've all got a few stories to tell about how we got into advertising. Fortunately, you can get through our doors, without picking up a criminal record along the way. Simply choose one of our online briefs and show us what you can do. You could soon be working here and getting paid for it.”

BJL: Horse

“At BJL, we all have stories about our first advertising jobs. This one about the horse is true. That’s because thinking on your feet comes as part of the turf. So if you think you’ve got what it takes to join BJL, take one of our online briefs. We’re on the look out for bright creatives and account handlers.”

Guess the ad, 1

“Guess the ad. Get the job.”

Guess the ad, 2

Guess the ad, 3

Guess the ad, 4

Guess the ad, 5

Sea gangsters, 1

“A series of posters for a local sushi restaurant looking to recruit new staff members. Posters work as an ad for a job, challenging potential workers.”

Sea gangsters, 2

Sea gangsters, 3

Real job, 1

“Making dreams come true is a real job.”

Real job, 2

Real job, 3

Job Interview in 30 Min

Gary's resume

“Offenders are significantly less likely to re-offend if they find a job. Though they often have the qualifications and the experience, 75% of employers admit to rejecting applicants with a criminal record within seconds. So we decided to get people to re-assess this prejudice. Using the familiar layout of CVs, we confronted them with the issue. Instead of featuring the usual qualifications and employment history, the CV is a stream of consciousness from an interviewer, who, on discovering a job candidate is an ex-offender, immediately rejects them.”

Mark's resume

Surrey Police

“What do you want to be when you grow up? Astronaut? Pilot? Footballer? Police Officer. Don't just toy with the idea. Call us now.


“Stuck in the wrong job? Find your calling.”


Hello Kitty


“When you need a roof you need a job.”


“Does your boss pull you down? So be ready for a change.”

Good Design is a Tough Job

Wave of Work

“More work than work forces? Jobgroup. Agency for permanent or temporary work”


“Where $100k+ talent finds $100k+ jobs. At The Ladders, we simplify the $100K+ job market. We pre-screen every member and every position to ensure they meet our $100K+ criteria making it easier for talent to find the best jobs, and for jobs to find the best talent.
Join us at TheLadders.com

Match, 1 

“Matches the best in graphic arts to deliver a perfect job.”

Match, 2

Licra: Jobless

“Let's do something about discrimination”

(here's How To Defeat Any Form of Job Search Discrimination)


“Are you sure your career choice is the best fit? Youth's got future”

Lame Jobs, Team Mascot

“When you have to go, but you don't want to. Empleate.com (gethired.com) Find your job”

Lame Jobs, Midget

Lame Jobs, Postman

IS Recruitment Poster

“Internet Solutions, a Communications Service Provider, was seeking to recruit junior computer engineers fresh out of varsity. The recruitment poster, a fully functional computer programming script written in C++, was a great way to attract only the most capable applicants that could decipher the invite. In essence, the poster therefore served as the first step in the screening process of these job applicants.”

Wear a Seiko vs Job Interview


“At the wrong time in the wrong place in the wrong job? Jobpilot.com”




“Drive the most comfortable ride around. At U.S. Xpress, our teams drive newer trucks with bigger cabs and smooth, easy-riding suspension systems. So if you're uncomfortable with your current job, call today.”


“If your miles are disappearing, your job may be next. With 1,000 trucking companies going out of business this year alone, new opportunities are in short supply. But, even now, U.S. Xpress is growing. And we've got plenty of consistent miles and freight with your name on them. Call today.”


“Still waiting for the support you deserve? You'll find it at U.S. Xpress, because you'll get a dedicated support staff that makes your job easier. So call us today, you'll be happy you did.”

We Need U

We Need U. Send your resume to jobs@ushainternational.com”


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  • Only problem isn't what I want, but what the company wants - do they want to hire me ?
    so its a silly question.

    • It's not just what the company wants, but I understand why you might feel that way.

      If each company thought getting great candidates was so easy, they wouldn't bother making an expensive effort to get the attention of good candidates like you, such as with clever ad campaigns. As for job seekers, you can only apply to so many companies (and they know that), and you should be selective in applying to the least amount possible by doing research up front so that when you do apply, the company thinks you're exactly who they need:


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