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Do you work at Target? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

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visitor in Hutchinson, Minnesota

136 months ago

Honestly, i think the only reason they hired me was because I said I would work at 5:00 in the morning. They like people with a wide open availability. Of course you have to pass the interview too.

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John in Hacienda Heights, California

134 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Target? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

DONT!!!

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beentheredonethat in Saint Paul, Minnesota

133 months ago

I agree. In the current climate, don't. Try back in 2 years once the CEO change happens.

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beentheredonethat in Saint Paul, Minnesota

133 months ago

Nepotism works well at Target. Marry a child of one of the execs in power or become good friends with a child of one of the execs in power. Then you can pretty much do anything to anyone and get promoted.

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safetyjimgossel in Saratoga Springs, New York

130 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Target? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

I was working close to Target when the company built in my area. I was impressed with the company. I was careful to be on time (Target loves this). I answered all the questions with truth and was hired. I worked very happy and very hard for 3.5 years then as a man approaching 50 I was unable to push 100% production at all times. I worked hard for Safety and helped in all areas pick up debris help other Teammates. But alas I had to quit. I miss my time as Safety Jim and a Communications Committee Member at T-579 alot.
I hope you arrive on time look sharp speak truth and get that job with Target. Then if you get up the ladder please contact Safety Jim so I can finish the job I was working on at Target which is making Target truly Fast Fun and Friendly where all employees are truly the Power of One. Where there is no need for outside labor relations because we are united as One at Target.
Cheers ,
Jim

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Tennessee Dave in Johnson City, Tennessee

108 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Target? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

You must be a blond bimbo, a recent college grad, 22 years old or less, well-built, and have zero work experience. The new official policy is that 80 percent of new hires must fit this profile.

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Maria Bourne in New York, New York

107 months ago

Jessica - thanks for your post. I had a final interview with the District Manager on Thursday and the recruiter said she would definitely follow-up by the end of the weekend, but I never got a call? Does that mean I didn't get the job? How long did it take for them to give you an offer?

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Matt in Plainsboro, New Jersey

82 months ago

I applied for a future opening at Target. I received a phone call a few days later and they asked me to come in the next morning for an interview. I was interviewed by two different people. After the 2nd interview she left the office for a moment and she told me that she was checking with HR to see if they could offer me employment that same day. Well, the HR person was not in and I was told that I would be getting a phone call for an offer of employment. I was told at the time that they would love to bring me on but had to wait for the call from HR. Does this mean yes or no because it has been 4 days? Or should I just calm down. The job market is just brutal out there and I am praying this works out for me.

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roinujo1 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

71 months ago

Well, I really want a job at target. I filled out an online application, but the problem is I have a sheet of volunteer experience that I want to submit to show them that even though I don't have working experience, I have volunteer experience to bring to the table. So my question is does Target still have paper applications. And also, do any of you think that having volunteer experience will increase your chances of getting the job? I really show them I am serious about this job.

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robertsnowden in Olney, Maryland

71 months ago

Put your volunteer experience down as your work experience. But if I were you I would consider working somewhere else. They really don't treat there employees well, but good luck on getting a job at target. Usually they are quick to call you for an interview.

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kflow77 in Bakersfield, California

61 months ago

I applied at Target, and received a call back, which turned out to be an impromptu phone interview. I passed muster, and was granted an interview later that week. I took their online assessment before the interview. I sat for two back to back interviews with two different store managers. They both went well. I was then called by one of the store managers and told she wanted me to be her new ETL Softlines manager, but that I had to interview with the DM first. That day. So I managed to juggle my schedule, drive across town in the summer heat with no air-conditioning for my interview. I think it may have lasted a total of 3 minutes. She asked me to describe myself--I gave a quick synopsis, she then asked why retail, I said because I think there are many opportunities to grow, and that I felt it would be the best field in which to utilize my excellent people skills. She then asked if I had job shadowed (shouldn't she have already known that info?)--I said no, and she told me someone would contact me in 24 hours to set it up, then I would interview with her again, then another District Overseer of some sort--the next rung above her. So. My question is: Did I screw something up? Do I still have a shot? Was this a polite way of getting me out of her office? Did she take a dislike to my eyebrows? What does it mean????????? Ugh. I'm dying here. I really want this job. I'm making $10 an hour part-time. All I have left for food is frozen rice. The Store Manager made it sound as though if I didn't screw up the interview, I had the job. Why do I feel as though I somehow screwed up the interview?

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Kaliey in Coppell, Texas

55 months ago

From my experience, no. They usually tell you in person. Of course this store isn't open yet, so it might be different, but I doubt it. I have done a few interviews with Target. When I got the job, they told me immediately. When I didn't get the job, they put me off saying HR will contact me. So odds are, you did not get the job.

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LUKE BRYAN in Laval, Quebec

55 months ago

Kaliey in Coppell, Texas said: From my experience, no. They usually tell you in person. Of course this store isn't open yet, so it might be different, but I doubt it. I have done a few interviews with Target. When I got the job, they told me immediately. When I didn't get the job, they put me off saying HR will contact me. So odds are, you did not get the job.

thanks for the help :) i'll go back when a i get the rejection email and tell them off ,
here in Quebec if you're not french speaking enough they treat you like an imigrant,

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Jess in Kingsland, Georgia

37 months ago

kflow77 in Bakersfield, California said: I applied at Target, and received a call back, which turned out to be an impromptu phone interview. I passed muster, and was granted an interview later that week. I took their online assessment before the interview. I sat for two back to back interviews with two different store managers. They both went well. I was then called by one of the store managers and told she wanted me to be her new ETL Softlines manager, but that I had to interview with the DM first. That day. So I managed to juggle my schedule, drive across town in the summer heat with no air-conditioning for my interview. I think it may have lasted a total of 3 minutes. She asked me to describe myself--I gave a quick synopsis, she then asked why retail, I said because I think there are many opportunities to grow, and that I felt it would be the best field in which to utilize my excellent people skills. She then asked if I had job shadowed (shouldn't she have already known that info?)--I said no, and she told me someone would contact me in 24 hours to set it up, then I would interview with her again, then another District Overseer of some sort--the next rung above her. So. My question is: Did I screw something up? Do I still have a shot? Was this a polite way of getting me out of her office? Did she take a dislike to my eyebrows? What does it mean????????? Ugh. I'm dying here. I really want this job. I'm making $10 an hour part-time. All I have left for food is frozen rice. The Store Manager made it sound as though if I didn't screw up the interview, I had the job. Why do I feel as though I somehow screwed up the interview?

Did you get the job?

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taylor3000 in Park Forest, Illinois

30 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Target? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

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My name is Taylor and im trying to get a job at target and got rejected can anyone help me get in

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Tina in New York, New York

26 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Target? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

What I did was filled out an application I waited for like 3-4 then I called them and spoke to the HR letting her know I send in an application and I was checking on it she looked me up and she set up an interview. When your being interviewed the best thing to show is how big you are on customer service all retail stores look for that smile and be polite and you should be fine.

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Pari in Australia

25 months ago

I don't think they consider your application unless you have any internal references.... And sadly I don't have any internal references which makes me not suitable for target store .. This is so not fair that they keep hiring people who have any references whatsoever .!!

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Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

24 months ago

Tina in New York, New York said: What I did was filled out an application I waited for like 3-4 then I called them and spoke to the HR letting her know I send in an application and I was checking on it she looked me up and she set up an interview. When your being interviewed the best thing to show is how big you are on customer service all retail stores look for that smile and be polite and you should be fine.

So calling HR is recommended after 3 or 4 days?

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Elyse in Carlsbad, California

20 months ago

Host said: Do you work at Target? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?

Any advice for someone trying to get in?

Yes Elyse does want a job at target

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threetabbyhouse in Massillon, Ohio

18 months ago

kflow77 in Bakersfield, California said: I applied at Target, and received a call back, which turned out to be an impromptu phone interview. I passed muster, and was granted an interview later that week. I took their online assessment before the interview. I sat for two back to back interviews with two different store managers. They both went well. I was then called by one of the store managers and told she wanted me to be her new ETL Softlines manager, but that I had to interview with the DM first. That day. So I managed to juggle my schedule, drive across town in the summer heat with no air-conditioning for my interview. I think it may have lasted a total of 3 minutes. She asked me to describe myself--I gave a quick synopsis, she then asked why retail, I said because I think there are many opportunities to grow, and that I felt it would be the best field in which to utilize my excellent people skills. She then asked if I had job shadowed (shouldn't she have already known that info?)--I said no, and she told me someone would contact me in 24 hours to set it up, then I would interview with her again, then another District Overseer of some sort--the next rung above her. So. My question is: Did I screw something up? Do I still have a shot? Was this a polite way of getting me out of her office? Did she take a dislike to my eyebrows? What does it mean????????? Ugh. I'm dying here. I really want this job. I'm making $10 an hour part-time. All I have left for food is frozen rice. The Store Manager made it sound as though if I didn't screw up the interview, I had the job. Why do I feel as though I somehow screwed up the interview?

It sounds to me that you did not fit the criteria for retail,were over qualified for the position.Retail has taken a turn in a very negative direction.Have faith-something
will come up.Just don't apply at PetSmart as a stocker,unless you like low pay!

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Toshiaa holloman in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

11 months ago

thankyou for writeing me back i reaily need tgis Job to take care my family i hope i get the job that would be A Blesseing to me my family thanks Again to you and coworkers

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Exwalmart in Cincinnati, Ohio

7 months ago

Wow all these comments sound so negative. After working for Walmart for many years with many opportunities, very quick hiring process, I believe that I will go back to Walmart instead of pressuring target.

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NONE in Tarawa Terrace, North Carolina

2 months ago

I got called from target couple days ago and did interview with them twice and I met the manager he give me the time and date for orientation but before I did that I need to go back to target.com and do the applicant thing but the second assessment didn't put out. So they called me couple days ago and say they didn't get my assessment so I did it again but still didn't get pop out, I dont know why assessment won't allow me. So they told me that I didn't get the job.

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