40 People Share The Most Unrealistic Job Requirements They’ve Encountered During Their Job Hunt

by Damjan

A job search can be incredibly stressful. Scrolling through countless ads, crafting that perfect CV for that ideal job you have your eye on, keeping up with the constantly changing marketplace—is undoubtedly a daunting task.

And the companies looking for employees are certainly not making it any easier. They seem entirely detached from reality with unrealistic job requirements and bonus systems that revolve around free snacks and Foosball tables.

They haven't got the slightest idea of what employees really need. And what makes it even more frustrating is that they don't seem interested in finding out.

It's like the upper management and HR are living in their own worlds full of Foosball tables, free snacks, Jeans Fridays, and team-building games. r/recruitinghell is a subreddit where both candidates and recruiters can share their absurd hiring experiences, and some of the posts there are borderline pure lunacy.

We have selected 40 of the "best" ones, so keep on scrolling and see what awaits you out there if you are looking for a job. Or do you prefer not to know?

Just don't let the posts here discourage you. There are a lot of good companies out there, you just have to find them.

1. Hot and white

1. Hot and white
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2. True purpose

2.  True purpose
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3. Unsuccessful job search does have psychological effect. Which in turn, will make you look bad on your next interview. It is a never-ending loop

3.  Unsuccessful job search does have psychological effect. Which in turn, will make you look bad on your next interview. It is a never-ending loop
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4. I just want to work and get paid.

4. I just want to work and get paid.

5. Anything is possible!

5. Anything is possible!
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6. Must be very competitive...

6. Must be very competitive...
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7. Pay is important. Don't try to disguise the fact that it is low by offering foosball

7. Pay is important. Don't try to disguise the fact that it is low by offering foosball
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8. Not for you...

8.  Not for you...
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9. Do not contact me again

9. Do not contact me again
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10. Remote - yes or no?

10. Remote - yes or no?
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11. What do you usually do with your elephants?

11. What do you usually do with your elephants?

12. Unfair game....

12. Unfair game....
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13. You are not looking for workers. You are looking for slaves...

13. You are not looking for workers. You are looking for slaves...

14. How do you get back an employee who quit because you didn't want to give him a raise? Hm....

14.  How do you get back an employee who quit because you didn't want to give him a raise? Hm....
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15. So, pressure and tight deadlines, and fun environment? I would love to see that combination...

15. So, pressure and tight deadlines, and fun environment? I would love to see that combination...

16. 3 to 5 minimum

16. 3 to 5 minimum
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17. Since we are explaining....

17. Since we are explaining....

18. Not that complicated...

18. Not that complicated...
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19. Are you still interested?

19. Are you still interested?

20. Write a short poem?

20. Write a short poem?

21. So true. And scary

21. So true. And scary
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22. Doesn't seem fair, does it?

22. Doesn't seem fair, does it?
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23. That would be awesome. Lets all do that!

23. That would be awesome. Lets all do that!

24. Wow, how can you resist such an offer?

24. Wow, how can you resist such an offer?
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25. Which Pharaoh? Maybe we’ve met....

25. Which Pharaoh? Maybe we’ve met....

26. Life after college. So true

26. Life after college. So true
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27. Work on your accent, people!

27. Work on your accent, people!

28. Exactly what i need....

28. Exactly what i need....
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29. Low paying but rewarding? Count me in!

29. Low paying but rewarding? Count me in!

30. You know how to change that. Why don't you do it then?

30. You know how to change that. Why don't you do it then?

31. It would be an interesting show... I would watch it

31. It would be an interesting show... I would watch it

32. Only time i felt joy....

32. Only time i felt joy....

33. That's an excellent idea for my day off. I'll bring my family too!

33. That's an excellent idea for my day off. I'll bring my family too!

34. Cover letters.... OMG. Who likes them?

34. Cover letters.... OMG. Who likes them?

35. Never-ending interviews. Just nine rounds? Why not make it an even 10? or 20?

35. Never-ending interviews. Just nine rounds? Why not make it an even 10? or 20?

36. "I Have Been Interviewing With A Company For Over 6 Weeks And Have Talked To Ten Different Interviewers. Emailed Today Saying I’ve Moved To The Next Round. Finally Sick Of It"

36.

37. "After 22 Online Rejections And Ghostings, I Finally Got An Interview! When I Arrived I Was Told They Had No Intentions Of Hiring Me And Just Wanted To Encourage Me To Continue My Education"

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38. Just stop!

38. Just stop!

39. You can’t spend time being human. You have to be a worker...

39. You can’t spend time being human. You have to be a worker...
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40. Damn, everyone is leaving...

40. Damn, everyone is leaving...
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To get the job, you have to start working five years before being born (to get the experience needed). Also, it would help if you didn’t demand salary but be content with a few free snacks and a couple of rounds on the Foosball table.

Of course, if you have time for it because most of these jobs require multitasking and the ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines. Oh yes, all that comes with a fun office atmosphere.

Sounds great! Where do I sign up?

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