How to get a job at

Target

A general merchandise retailer with stores across the United States. This retailer is both online and in-store, and provides everything from groceries and essentials to clothing and electronics.

What

Target

Looks For

Target looks for leadership skills and team-oriented thinking. Target's culture places an emphasis on learning, backed by the more than seven million payroll hours that they invest into training each year. Because of this, they look for individuals who care about their personal and career development.

History of

Target

This company has managed to beat their competitors because of their immensely successful brands, for apparel, home goods, and food products. I just started working as a team member at my local Target, and right away I was impressed with the level of training that each employee had to take. The hiring process also revolves around maintaining a set diversity and has made it the company’s mission to provide a safe and comfortable workplace for all employees and guests. Target’s commitment to diversity can be seen in the awards it has received. Some examples include The Human Rights Campaign gave Target a score of 100 on it's 2020 Corporate Equality Index. Working Mothers Media named Target part of Top 50 Best Companies for Multicultural Women in 2019.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Supply Chain / Logistics
Product
Design (UI/UX)
Project Management
Human Resources / People / Talent
Security / Trust / Safety
Operations
Customer Support / Success
Finance
Legal / Public Policy
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Accounting
Marketing
PR / Corporate Communications
Engineering
Data / Analytics
industries
CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
office locations
Greater Minneapolis
Greater San Francisco
Greater Phoenix
2019 Revenue:
$78.112B

Target

Internship Programs

Target Internship Program

Are you looking for the opportunity to gain experience while working with an innovative and industry-leading organization? Target offers a variety of positions for recent graduates and those looking for internships in the areas of store leadership, distribution center leadership, pharmacy, corporate undergraduate and corporate MBA opportunities. You’ll gain invaluable on-the-job experience, career development and leadership opportunities while getting an introduction to our collaborative, fun and engaging culture.


Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Pursuing a degree
Perks:
  • Focus on development
  • Culture of learning

Target

Interview Process

The interview process differs from role to role, but typically follows the general outline of the steps below.

1. Initial Phone Screening

The first step is usually a brief phone conversation with a recruiter to get a better idea of your background and interests.

3. One-on-one Interview

The next step is an onsite one-on-one interview. Questions should be standard behavioral ones, and the interview will be conducted by the hiring manager.

4. Panel-style Interview

The last step is an interview with two or more managers.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Target. and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on Target, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Target

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  • How would you describe yourself as a leader?
  • Tell me about a time you accomplished a goal?
  • Why target? What previous experience do you have?
  • How did you handle a past stressful situation
  • Tell me about your favorite team experience