Target Job and Career Information
By Eddie V. —
Published March 08, 2018
Target, like a lot of other companies, is a favorite among job hunters. It’s one of the top places to work in and the number of applications that come in is proof of that. This shouldn’t come as a total surprise. After all, we are talking about the second largest retailer in America, right after Walmart. Target sells pretty much everything you can think of – right from groceries and clothing to furniture and electronics. There are about 2000 Target stores in the US, distributed across cities and even towns. Current estimates indicate that there are about 320,000 people working for the company. So, it’s quite obvious that Target is a great name to work for. Now, if you’re wondering how you can apply for a job here, you’ve come to the right place.In this blog, we are going to show you how can apply for a position at Target and also give you peek into the kind of jobs Target offers. How to applyAll the information you need, such as current job openings, career information, employment application details, and how to apply, is typically available on the company website: Target.com. In fact, you can search for jobs according to specific categories. There are administrative jobs and hourly store jobs (part-time). You can filter your search by group or store location. Now, to actually apply, you will have to create an account first and create a profile. After that, you can access the online job application. There’s a specific application for each job category. Once you fill up and submit the application, it gets saved in the system. You can even submit the filled-up application at a Target store or distribution center. Make sure all the information is accurate. It would be a good idea to keep your information accessible when filling up the application. After the application, you have about 48 hours for submission. Target also recruits directly from university campuses. These recruiting events occur on and off campus. To know more, just click “Target Recruiting Events”. Apart from all of that, Target also offers internship programs. Applications can be submitted directly at a Target store. There are specific booths for this purpose. If you can’t locate it, just ask the Customer Service Desk for help. You can actually filter your job search even further for specific results. There are filters such as country, state/region, city, and radius. For instance, the radius filter allows you to search anywhere between a 5 to 25-mile radius, from the main city. You can also sign up for email alerts about new openings. Certain Target stores also place signs outside the store advertising vacancies. So, keep a watch out for such signs. Types of job positions & hiring processApart from the hourly positions. Target also hires people for its corporate operations, management, and distribution centers. The hiring process lasts about two weeks. However, there have been times when the process has lasted longer. This usually happens when the volume of applications is higher than normal. Some of the skills Target looks for include customer service and teamwork. So, make sure you possess these skills. Interview questions usually revolve around topics such as conflict resolution, customer service, front-end sales, and so on. Other than that, you’ll be asked about why you want to work for Target or why you’re interested in a particular position. BenefitsTarget is known to prioritize work-life balance and health. Employees enjoy benefits such as healthcare (dental, vision, general, and so on) and maternity leave. In fact, the company even has a maternity support program. There is also a social well-being program that allows employees to enjoy benefits such as discounts and leisure activities. There are life event resources that employees can leverage in order to establish work and personal relationships. Other than that, employees have savings/investment plans to choose from, tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits, and even adoption assistance reimbursement.