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9 incredibly clever ads for real jobs

We’re kind of gutted we can’t apply for these.

IN IRELAND OF late, those looking to fill a job haven’t had to try very hard.  However, in countries where people can afford to be choosier with employment recruiters have to get creative.

Whether it’s including a challenge within the ad itself to weed out those who aren’t up to calibre, or making the ad so attention grabbing that it can  not be ignored, designing these types of ads is an industry in itself.

Here are nine of the cleverest recruitment ads from around the world.

The tattoo ad

A stead hand and an eye for detail are required skills if you’re going to be a good tattoo artist, so that’s exactly what this ad demands.


The eye for detail ad

Can you spot the ten mistakes?


Quit and join us

This Dutch advertising agency was looking for new staff, so they sent window cleaners wearing ‘QUIT AND JOIN US’ t-shirts to various competitors around Amsterdam.


The honest ad

You’ve got to admire a company that calls a crap job a crap job.


The dish washer job

When this German restaurant was looking for dishwashers, they had some glass with lipstick marks and the message ‘Restaurant Binnen is looking for dishwashers’ printed on them.


The mug ads

This company, Recommended, infiltrated a competitor’s office with mugs which looked like the mugs that already existed there.  The difference was that the new mugs had a message on the inside.


The pencils with giant rubbers ads

In order to access the students of a Swiss University this company made some pencils with extra long erasers and got them distributed.  The message reads ‘We’re looking for students who aren’t satisfied with just any solution’.

We see what they did there.


The smarty pants ad

We can’t even comprehend figuring out what this billboard means on our own time, but we’re reliably informed that the answer takes you to a recruitment page.


The X-Box Ad

When British Intelligence wanted to recruit new members, they placed ads within X Box games.  Apparently they though people who played X Box had an affinity for ‘quick thinking, problem solving and team work’.


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