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If you are looking for a laugh, there are loads of funny job descriptions on the internet. We found 16 funny job postings (past and present) that will give you a giggle. Let’s have a look at the list.

Funny Job Descriptions

The job descriptions on this list are funny because they have all sorts of themes. These funny job postings:

  • have unrealistic requirements
  • have funny uses of words
  • are overall outlandish
  • expect perfection
  • are just plain funny

The Perfect Investment Banking Analyst

Found on Linkedin this week, an Investment Banking Analyst who “can’t be wrong”, needs zero training, and has an IQ in the top 1% [among other things].



Better than Uber?

The lively character pictured below ran a job ad on Craigslist to be an alternative taxi service to Uber . This just had to make the list of funny job postings. Turn up the Skynrd please!



Entry-Level with Senior-Level Experience

This funny job description found on Bored Panda, is asking for senior-level experience for an entry level job. 3-5+ years experience in every program ever invented for an entry-level position? Unrealistic, and funny!



“Good Looking” Required

Also, found in Bored Panda’s article on 28 Examples Of Hilariously Unrealistic Expectations When Applying For A Job, this job description lists “good looking” as a requirement for the job. I wonder who has the authority on who is good looking or not?



More Years Required than the Tool Has Been Around

An article in the Register shows a Twitter conversation from developer Sebastián Ramírez, who created FastAPI and Typer. The article said: “Ramírez’s post sparked a lively conversation about similarly bonkers job ads, and unfortunately dopey candidates for tech jobs.” This is another example of an unrealistic and equally funny job posting.


An IBM job posting calls for a minimum of 12+ years experience with Kurbernetes – which is only six years old. That is going to be a tough requirement to meet!



Calling all Nerds

A Digital Marketing Specialist currently posted on Indeed.com says, ” We need a nerd.” Now that is a funny job description opener.



Mature beyond your years.

This funny job ad posted in a newspaper, also seen on Reader’s Digest, asks for a waitress who is 18 years old, but with 20 years of experience. This is unrealistic, unless you are able to add experience to your resume from a previous life.



Are you a nap-time ninja?

An expert on napping? You are hired! This funny job description on Indeed is searching for the perfect person to make kids go to sleep. Is that even possible?



Work for an A*** hole

A pub landlord’s job posting for staff sure gave us a laugh! We found this gem on the UK Mirror, and it is definitely one of the most funny Facebook job descriptions ever shared.



A Recruitment Coordinator who can ruin the team.

This funny job description from Reader’s Digest found on Twitter shows a company looking for the perfect Recruitment Coordinator who will “assist in the day to day ruining of the team.” Is this a typo? Or was someone just trying to be funny? Either way, this had to make our list of funny job opening ads.



Free Coffee, Free Food.

Kudos to Autodata for offering free coffee and occasional free food, even if its the day you are starting a diet. This is one of the best funny job descriptions we found. Free coffee and food is always on the list when looking for a new position. You can apply on Indeed.



Funny Job Postings

We found some very funny job postings for animal handlers, teachers, and childcare professionals.

Teacher for “Little House on The Prairie” in the Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley investor Jason Calacanis is looking for a teacher to lead his backyard micro-school and is offering a higher-paying salary plus $2,000 in UberEats gift cards for referrals. Jason tweeted that the backyard school is gonna be like “Little House on The Prairie” in the Silicon Valley. Check out his interview on TMZ about his search for the best candidate for the job:

Jason Calacanis Hiring Teacher for Micro School in Backyard


Cat Lovers Must Apply

While searching for funny Craigslist job postings, we found a job ad for a “Cat Holder-Downer”. Another person who takes animal care seriously. Who wouldn’t love to have the title of Cat Holder-Downer on their business card?



Poop, No Problem!

This funny job posting we found on Indeed is for a Two Year Old Assistant Teacher who has “No fear of pee and poop!” Yes you read that correctly. It is a dirty job, but someone has to do it.



The Perfect Pet Sitter

We thought we should include this in the funny job postings list because this family is serious about the care of their hedgehog. This ad is currently live on Indeed.com. $40 a week to bond with a hedgehog…we would do it for free!


Not for (un)Happy People

According to Fox News, a unisex hair salon in Stroud England was told to take their job posting for being discriminatory against “unhappy people”. What did the job ad say? The salon owner asked for:

“someone with five years’ experience of working in a salon, who is “confident in barbering as well as all aspects of hairdressing.” and  said “This is a busy, friendly, small salon, so only happy, friendly stylists need apply.”

The local job center asked the owner to take it down because people who don’t see themselves as happy, may not apply.


Other Funny Job Ads

These funny job descriptions were found on Linkedin, Indeed, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, and Craigslist. Do you know of any funny job descriptions? Send them to heather@ongig.com, we would love to add on to this list!

Want more funny stuff?  We also made a list of 100+ Creative & Funny Job Titles [by Department & Position]. Many of these funny job titles are actually used in top companies like Google, SCVNGR, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Why I Wrote This

Why am I spending time writing about funny job descriptions? Ongig is on a mission to transform job descriptions. So we spend a lot of time thinking about how to make them less boring. I hope you found these silly, fun, and just a tiny bit useful. If you’d like to learn more about how to transform your job descriptions, check out our Text Analyzer.



  1. Simon Sharwood’s article on IBM job ad calls for 12 years’ experience with Kubernetes – which is six years old
  2. Jonas Grinevičius and Ilona Baliūnaitė’s article on 28 Examples Of Hilariously Unrealistic Expectations When Applying For A Job
  3. Reader’s Digest Editor’s article on 12 Hilariously Bad Job Postings That Actually Ran
  4. Intellijob’s posting on Cloud Native Infrastructure Engineer / Architect at IBM
  5. Luke Matthews & Kristy Dawson’s article on Pub landlord’s brutally honest hunt for staff labelled ‘best job advert ever’
  6. Craigslist’s job ad for A Cat Holder-Downer
  7. Linkedin’s Job Search Page
  8. Indeed’s Job Search Page
  9. TMZ’s article and video on BAY AREA INVESTOR TEACH MY KID AND KIDS IN NEED IN MY YARD … Pay Ya Better Than ‘Little House On The Prairie’
  10. Salon had to remove job ad for ‘happy’ stylist because it is ‘discriminatory’ against unhappy people (by FOX News)

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