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24 Most Ridiculous Recruitment-Related Stock Images

The world of stock photography is littered with strange, indescribable and often unusable images. But surely a subject as straight forward as ‘Recruitment’ couldn’t garner anything too off the wall? Well, judging by a recent search for the word ‘recruitment’ on 3 large stock image sites, it would appear not!

Stay tuned for some of the most bizarre images you will ever have the pleasure/misfortune of witnessing:

Remember that scene from the extended edition of Titanic, where a troupe of recruiters rescue Rose from the freezing waters of the Atlantic ocean? No? Me neither…

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

Or that scene from Mean Girls when Regina George grew up to become a recruiter only so she and her new gang of cronies could stare intimidatingly at candidates? 

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

Candidate: “Who are those guys?”

Recruiter: “Oh, they’re just the ghosts of candidates past.”

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

Yummmm, candidate brains… delicious

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

When a recruitment funnel looks more like a Sweeney Todd-esque meat grinder!

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

Tina really wishes she hadn’t told the candidate to dress for the job he wanted… he wanted to be a stripper and this was an interview for an accountancy role…

Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Security?!

Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Thanks… I guess…

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

“Can’t wait to get started on that giant pile of resumés!” Said no recruiter ever.

Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Bending over backwards to find great candidates?!

Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

That smell? No, no definitely wasn’t me…

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

“I’d kill to get that job!” And he did…

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Image: http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

 

Check out my Christian Grey impression. All the ladies dig it.

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Images: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

Gimme the job, or the laptop gets it.

Image: http://www.stockfreeimages.com/

 

You want a job? Grow a beard.

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Image: https://www.shutterstock.com/

 

RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN! THE TROLLEY OF DEATH IS APPROACHING!

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Images: https://www.dreamstime.com/

 

“What do you mean “Is this a lie?“?! What self-respecting 32 year old doesn’t have 25 years experience in Inside Sales at 3 of the world’s biggest companies?!”

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found it far more productive to construct Boolean strings in the nip…

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

“If you say the phrase “team-player” one more time…”

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Well, which one are you? 

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

“Where do I want to be in 5 years? Let me just think about that for a minute… *strokes beard pensively*”

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Can you imagine how fast they’d run?

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Well, this isn’t awkward in the slightest…

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Your future is in my hands now *MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA*

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Image: http://www.123rf.com/

 

Type “Recruitment” into your favourite stock photography website and send us the link in the comments below!

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