40 Side-Splitting Interview Jokes for Recruiters
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40 Side-Splitting Interview Jokes for Recruiters


Recruitment is no laughing matter, or is it?

In the pursuit of the perfect candidate, recruiters often find themselves facing tight deadlines and demanding clients and are haunted by the ever-looming pressure to deliver.

So, to break the tension, we recommend a hearty dose of laughter. Humor helps transform those seemingly insurmountable challenges into manageable hurdles.

In this blog post, we're here to lighten the mood and sprinkle a dash of hilarity into the serious hiring business.

Here are 40 side-splitting interview jokes that are sure to tickle your funny bone.

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  1. Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Applicant: Celebrating the fifth anniversary of you asking me this question with a cake that says, "I still don't know, but I'm working on it!"

  1. Interviewer: Would you say you're an independent person?

Applicant: [looks at mom] [mom nods] I'd say so, yes.

  1. I don't get why money is such a taboo in job interviews.

It would be much easier if they just accepted my bribe.

4. "It says here you are fluent in Spanish."


"Ok, that's French."

"Better add that to my resume as well."

5. Interviewer: Describe yourself in one word.Applicant: Hired.

6. The interviewer routinely asks, “What do you see as your greatest strength?”

“I easily find the best in people to the point that, at times, I fall in love with them because of it.”

“That’s interesting. How about your greatest weakness?”“Those beautiful eyes of yours.”

7. It’s been 4 years since my last job interview.

I’m beginning to suspect they got someone else.

8. "Why do you want a job at my bakery?"

"I just really knead the dough."

9. Interviewer: Tell us a little something about yourself.

Applicant: I’d rather not. I really want this job.

10. "What is your biggest weakness?" asked the interviewer.

I said, "Spiders."He said, "Professional ones?"I said, "I don't know, I've never seen one in a suit before."

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11. Interviewer: So, tell me, what was your previous job?

Applicant: I was an Alien Hunter.Interviewer: But aliens don’t exist!

Applicant: Yes, you’re welcome.

12. The interviewer asked, "This job requires you to know PowerPoint. How skilled are you with the program?"

"Well, I Excel in PowerPoint."

"Did you just make a Microsoft Office pun?"


13. Interviewer: What are your thoughts about nepotism in a workplace environment? 

Applicant: Well, that's a really good question, Dad.

14. Kelvin and Celsius had a job interview, but only one of them got the job.

It was Celsius because he had a degree.

15. Interviewer: Do you have any experience?

Applicant: Yes, of course, this is my 20th interview.

16. A man went on a job interview for a security guard. He spent 12 hours in the waiting room.

They hired him.

17. My boss told me, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”Now I’m sitting in a disciplinary meeting dressed as Batman.

18. Interviewer: How would you describe yourself?

Applicant: Verbally, but I've also prepared a dance.19. A recruiter asks a job candidate, “Why did you leave your last job?”

The candidate replies, “It was something my boss said.”“What did he say?”“You’re fired.”

20. Interviewer: Your resume says you take things too literally.

Applicant: My resume can speak??

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21. The interviewer asks, "Strengths?"

"I'm good at presenting both sides of an argument."

"That's great."

"Which could also be a weakness..."

22. I was in a job interview where the manager handed me his laptop and said, "I want you to try and sell this to me." So, I put it under my arm, walked out of the building, and went home.

Eventually, he called my mobile and said, "Bring it back here right now!"I replied, "$200 and it's yours."

23. Interviewer: Why do you want this job?

Applicant: I've always been passionate about being able to afford food.24. Interviewer: Says here you can do magic tricks?

Applicant: *hands him back his business card* Is this your card?

25. I went for the job interview, and the interviewer said they were looking for somebody who is responsible.

I said, "I'm your guy!"They asked why.

"Well, at my old job, if something went wrong, something went missing, or somebody got hurt, they always said I was responsible."

26. I asked my dad for some tips for my upcoming interview. He told me to embellish a little.

Interviewer: Tell me about yourself.

Me: I wrote Harry Potter.

27. When you're told you'll receive a "competitive salary," but what that really means is that your salary will be competing against your bills.

28. Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?Applicant: The best I can do is tomorrow.

29. Me: What exactly are snails looking to achieve?

Interviewer: I meant about the job.Me: Oh. No questions, thank you.

30. Interviewer: What have been the biggest failures in your life?

Applicant: Oh boy, where do I start?

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31. Interviewer: What are your career goals?

Applicant: ...I'd really like to have a job.

32. Interviewer: What is your best asset?

Applicant: I have excellent memory.

Interviewer: Give me an example.

Applicant: Of what?

33. At the end, they asked me, “So, last question: what would you say is your worst quality?”

“Worst quality?” I replied, “Well, I’ve been told that I often jump to conclusions.”

“Hmm, ok. Well, thanks very much for coming in. We’ll be in touch.”“No problem! See you Monday!”

34. Interviewer: What are your future plans?

Applicant: LunchInterviewer: I meant long-term plans.

Applicant: ... like dinner?

35. Interviewer: So why do you think you'd be a good waiter?

Applicant: You could say I bring a lot... to the table.

36. The local police have asked me to come for an interview. I don’t even remember applying for a job there.

37. Applicant: I'm an expert in origami.

Interviewer: Interesting. How does that apply to this job?

Applicant: Well, I can fold under pressure!

38. I was asked what my greatest weakness was at an interview, and I said, “My stubbornness”.

They asked me to give more details, I said, “No.”

39. No! I think it's a great idea to interview four people before deciding what your real hiring requirements are....said no recruiter, ever.

40. Interviewer: Why do you expect such a high salary when you have no experience in this field?

Applicant: Well, the job is much harder when you don’t know what you’re doing.

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