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Top 10 Best Job Ad Examples

Anja Zojceska | 3/2/2019 | Recruitment Marketing

Looking for the best job ad examples? We searched the web to find the real-life examples of the best job ads you have ever seen. These top 10 job ads really stand out and make the right candidates want to apply. Get inspired by these innovative and creative job ad examples!

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Looking for the examples of great job ads?

You’ve come to the right place. We know that writing a great job ad that stands out isn’t easy. 

You may have a clear and detailed job description, but how to turn it into an engaging job ad

You know you should think like a marketer. You spent hours learning about recruitment marketing

(➡️If you haven’t, make sure to download our free eBook: Most Productive Recruitment Marketing Strategies!)

You’ve zealously studied all the job advertising best practices. But when you sit down to write the most amazing job ad for your new open job position, you just go... blank. Nothing cool or creative comes to your mind. 

I understand your pain. I’ve been there as well. 

This is why I’ve compiled ten of the most interesting and creative job ads that I found on the internet. Hopefully, you can grab some cool, creative ideas from these examples. Prepare to get inspired! 🙂

10 examples of awesome job ads

Here are the top 10  examples of the best job ads ever. Enjoy! 😊

Example #1: Job ad that attracts developers 

The job ad: Amazing Platform Software Engineer

The company: HireVue

Why we like it: 

Let’s start with the job ad title - Amazing Platform Software Engineer. What a way to make a candidate feel special before (s)he even reads the job ad! 

We also love that this job ad starts with HireVue’s employee value proposition. They open the job ad by stating everything they offer to a candidate, including an amazing salary and many other perks and benefits

They use their employee value proposition as a magnet to attract candidates’ attention and get them to read the add. Once they grab the candidates’ attention, they follow with a strong pitch:

“If you are an Amazing Software Engineer who wants to make great money working at an amazing company then keep reading!”

By now I want to work at HireVue too, and I’m not even a Software Engineer (much less an amazing one). 😃 The best thing is, this job ad just keeps getting better

We especially love their emphasis on people and diversity and the explanation of their hiring process. Not to mention the cool photo at the end of the ad - take a look:

Best-job-ad-example-HireVue-developers

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Example #2: Job ad that highlights perks 

The job ad: Hotel Associate

The company: Marriott

Why we like it: 

We love this short and simple, yet highly effective Instagram job ad by Marriott. This job ad starts by calling out its perfect candidate - warm, outgoing, authentic, passionate and inspiring. 

Then it casually mentions the job opportunity and focuses on the unique perks and benefits this company offers. 

The best part? This job ad shows off their perks, doesn’t just tell candidates about them. Take a look: 👀

Best-job-ad-example-Marriott

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Example #3: Best place to work job ad

The job ad: Best place to work award announcement

The company: Hubspot

Why we like it: 

Hubspot announced on Instagram that they won the “best place to work” award. 

They included a call to action in that same post and invited interested candidates to apply for their open job positions and become a part of their amazing company culture. 

Best-job-ad-example-Hubspot

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Example #4: Humorous job ad

The job ad: Bartender

The company: Dallas Restaurant & Bar

Why we like it: 

We love this job ad because it perfectly targets its ideal candidates - experienced bartenders. 🍻 It uses professional insight and a joke to attract their attention and make them laugh

We also like how this job ad offers interested candidates a few different options to apply - they can come to a walk-in interview, or apply via email or telephone. 

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Example #5: Job ad with an infographic 

The job ad: Talent Acquisition Manager

The company: IBM 

Why we like it: 

We love how IBM transformed their ordinary, boring textual job ad into a stunning online infographic. 😍

This visual job ad engages and informs their target audience in just a single glance, allowing applicants to more quickly and easily gauge whether they would be a good fit for a position.

Best-job-ad-example-IBM-Infographics

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Example #6: Video job ad 

The job ad: Galileo Camps - Lead Instructor

The company: Galileo Camps

Why we like it: 

This video job ad for a lead instructor at children’s camp explains why this role is crucial and amazing.

It also describes the ideal candidate and shows a typical day at the job. 

All that in a less than 2-minute eye candy video. What’s not to love? 🥰

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Example #7: Coded job ad 

The job ad: Software developer

The company: Verizon

Why we like it: 

We love this coded Instagram job ad by Verizon. They used a graphic to pose a challenge for their target audience in a playful and daring way. 

What a great way to engage their target audience! 🎯 See for yourself:

Best-job-ad-example-Verizon-developers

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Example #8: Team photo job ad 

The job ad: Dishwasher wanted

The company: Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill

Why we like it: 

The bar and restaurant Grizzly's shared a cool job ad on their Instagram. We love how they posted a photo of their employees making silly faces! 🤪 

It looks like they’re having so much fun...check it out:

Best-job-ad-example-Grizzly-dishwasher

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Example #9: Employee testimonial job ad

The job ad: Finance and accounting role

The company: Disney

Why we like it: 

We love how this job ad doesn’t look like a job ad at all! 

Disney regularly shares photos and quotes or videos of their employees talking about their role, its challenges and wins. 

Disney shares its employees' testimonials and simply adds a call to action in a form of an invitation to apply

So simple, yet so effective. Learn from Disney about storytelling! 👌

Best-job-ad-example-Disney

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Example #10: Inside the box job ad

The job ad: Assemble your future

The company: IKEA

Why we like it: 

We love how IKEA connected their product with their job ads! 

IKEA used its own flat-pack furniture box as a direct marketing channel when attempting to recruit staff. 

They created a job ad called “Assemble your future” in the same style as its typical flatpack assembly instructions and inserted into their furniture boxes. Isn’t that brilliant? 😮

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Key takeaways: How to write a great job ad?

Hopefully, these top 10 best job ad examples have inspired you and you are now ready to write an amazing job ad for your company’s open job positions!

Before you get down to work, here are the most important best practice tips you should keep in mind if you want to create a job ad that will stand out:

  1. Go visual: Use photos and videos in your job ads

  2. Get personal: Share your current employees’ testimonials

  3. Be candidate-centric: Focus on your candidates, not your company’s needs

  4. Sell the job: Highlight your employee value proposition

  5. Get creative: Think outside the box! 

P.S. Once you’ve written your amazing job ad, share it with the world! With TalentLyft, you can post your job ad to multiple job boards for free - with just one click! 

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