Recruiting and Hiring Jokes - Your Dose of Humor

Make your workplace more fun by sharing these recruiting and hiring jokes. We know you work hard all day – every day, but it is easier when you do it with a smile.   🙂


Looking for funny HR and recruiting jokes?

Hi there, HR and recruiting fiends! 👋

We know your job is not easy (especially these days when you're struggling with the coronavirus challenges) so we wanted to give you a reason to smile. 🙂

This is why we gathered the top 11 recruitment jokes that are guaranteed to make you laugh!

Check them out!  👇

Top 6 recruitment jokes

Here are our top 11 recruiting and hiring jokes:

Recruitment joke #1

I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn’t cut it. 

Then I tried working at Nike and just couldn’t do it anymore. 

Finally, I became a maze designer. Now I get completely lost in my work. 

Recruitment joke #2

Why did the elephant got rejected for a job? His qualifications were completely irrelephant.

And why did koala get the job? She had all the necessary koalafications.

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Recruitment joke #3: 

A man comes for a lumberjack's recruitment interview:

Recruiter: Do you have any experience as a lumberjack, sir?

Man: Yes, I used to work in the desert.

Recruiter: But there are no trees in the desert!

Man: There are no trees... anymore, sir.

Recruitment joke #4

A candidate is being interviewed for a police officer position:

Recruiter: What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?

Candidate: Call for backup.

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Recruitment joke #5

Recruiter: What is your main weakness?
Candidate: My main weakness would be my issues with reality, sometimes I can’t tell what’s real and what’s not.
Recruiter: And what are your strengths?
Candidate: I'm Batman.

Recruitment joke #6 

Recruiter: Why did you leave your last job? 

Candidate: The company relocated to the office and forgot to tell me where it is. 

Recruitment joke #7 

What is the most common job amongst spiders?

Web designer.

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Recruitment joke #8 

Why did the Invisible Man turn down the job offer?

He couldn't see himself doing it.

Recruitment joke #9 

Recruiter: What drives you? 

Candidate: The bus mostly.

Recruiter: I mean what motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

Candidate: Missing the bus!

Recruitment joke #10 

A guy goes to Ikea for a job interview...

Recruiter: Welcome sir, nice to have you. Please assemble that chair over there and take a seat.

Black humor, anyone? 

Job security in the 21st century.

(That’s the whole joke.)

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We hope you enjoyed these jokes and laughed out loud! We all need a bit of laugh every now and then.  🙂

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Frequently asked questions

How Can Humor Be Utilized in the Recruiting Process? 

Humor can be a valuable tool in the recruiting process, making interactions more enjoyable and helping to ease the tension often associated with job interviews. Sharing light-hearted jokes or funny observations can create a relaxed atmosphere, allowing both recruiters and candidates to engage more openly and genuinely.

What Are Some Examples of Recruiting Jokes? 

Examples of recruiting jokes include humorous takes on job interviews and workplace scenarios. For instance, a joke about a candidate's main weakness being their inability to distinguish reality from fantasy, claiming to be Batman, showcases the playful side of recruitment.

Can Humor Improve the Workplace Environment? 

Yes, humor can significantly improve the workplace environment. It helps in reducing stress, building team camaraderie, and fostering a positive work culture. Sharing a laugh can break down barriers and enhance relationships among colleagues, contributing to a more collaborative and enjoyable workplace.

Why is it Important to Keep Humor Appropriate in a Professional Setting? 

It's important to keep humor appropriate in a professional setting to ensure that it is inclusive and respectful to all employees. Inappropriate jokes or comments can lead to discomfort, misunderstandings, or even harassment claims. Therefore, it's crucial to understand the company culture and boundaries while using humor at work.

How Can Companies Integrate Humor into Their HR Practices? 

Companies can integrate humor into their HR practices by incorporating fun and light-hearted elements into their internal communications, team meetings, and employee engagement activities. This could include sharing jokes or funny stories in newsletters, organizing humorous team-building exercises, or celebrating unusual holidays to add a bit of fun to the workday.

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