When so many people are making us laugh with funny job wanted ads on Craigslist, let’s take a moment to enjoy the lost art of newspaper job wanted ads.

7 Funny Newspaper Job Wanted Ads You’ve Never Seen
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7. Need someone familiar with police methods

From Rob’s Megaphone via Troy Bettinger:

Cab drivers wanted

6. “Expert in all levels of security”

This guy got 600 replies:

Funny Wanted Ad - Former Marijuana Smuggler

Other gems: “successful fishing business” “executive level management” “References available from… U.S. District Attorney”

5. We let Him do all the work

From NotHired:
Funny Wanted Ad - Divine Contractor

Of course the crew is able to work immediately.

4. Looking for someone on the inside

Funny Wanted Ad - Accountant Staff

3. What do they need the picture for?

Funny Wanted Ad - Kitchen Product Model

2. No vegetarians, please

Funny Wanted Ad - Burger King Staff

Ugh. That’s the last time I eat there.

1. Mercenary for hire

A classic from the Top 10 Best Job Ads of the World:

Desperately Seeking Time Traveling Warrior


Seeking: evil half-twin

Funny Wanted Ad - Nemesis

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Jacob Share

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This Post Has 41 Comments

  1. Doug Rosbury

    Say friend, It’s want ads , not wanted ads. What rock
    did you crawl out from under?

  2. Jacob Share

    Hey Doug,
    Sarcasm aside, not everyone in the world uses the same names. Maybe they’re called “want ads” where you live but since the ads usually are in the Wanted column and often incorporate the word “Wanted”, I think you’ll understand why that’s not always the case.

  3. Duderoo

    I watched a show called master mind on the guy in #6. It was quite interesting, and all well documented. He in fact did do all that is discussed in the add, and didn’t get busted till 10 years after the fact. The Dea really hated him and eventually caught him. Though by the time they did he had already wrecked his life with coke. Now having served his time like the add says he is an up standing citizen.

  4. Jacob Share

    Thanks for the follow-up information, Duderoo. The guy should write down his life story and publish the memoirs.

  5. Bull3t

    Some very good ones there, especially the former marijuana smuggler. Also, what’s up with Doug? It is definitely ‘wanted ads’ not ‘want ads’, stupid Americans.

    1. Bill

      They are “Want Ads” or “Help Wanted Ads.”

  6. J035u5

    I’ve never seen eh? LIES

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  16. May

    I think I will answer the time travel ad but I better stock up on weapons first.

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