Target Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in May 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter through email. I would definitely advise anyone to get a recruiters email (go on to linkedin to find a recruiter) , if you are serious about working for this company. Contacting a recruiter seems to be the best way to actually getting an interview. Once I was contacted, we set up an interview time. So the first interview was over the phone. If you prepare, you will be fine. Make sure you also prepare yourself for the easy questions like "Tell me about yourself and Why do you want to work for Target". On top of those questions, the interviewer asked about 5 questions dealing with a specific event (i.e. Tell me about a time....). After the first interview, I was contacted that same day to schedule an in person interview with 3 different managers (district manager, store manager, and human resource business partner). My second interview was scheduled within a couple of days. It was the same style as the first interview. They may ask you the same questions. Don't be afraid to repeat your same answer. After the interview, I was told that if they wanted to pursue to the next step I would be contacted. Sure enough I was contacted a few days later to schedule my final interview with the big boss (market leader). My third interview was conducted over the phone and once again its the same style. I was contacted the next day and offered the position. I told God when he blessed me with this position that I would try to help people get to where I'm going. So my advice would be to prepare as much as possible with the interview questions that is provided on this website, research on Target, ask yourself what are your strengths/weaknesses, who are you as an individual (they really want to get to know who you are), relax, pray, and be yourself. A lot of people may say they are going to work you, well all jobs will work you but target will compensate you very well. Good luck and I hope this post helps you. It is an intense interview process but its quick. Process took a little over a week........ The interviewers are really really nice. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something.

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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    I submitted a candidate profile online for this position and received an email from a recruiter the next day to schedule a chat. I talked to the recruiter on the phone for a few minutes about what the interview process would be like and answered a few general questions about why I want to work for Target and what I was looking for in the job. The entire process consisted of phone interviews scheduled through a recruiter at corporate. My first interview was with a store leader and I had a second interview with another store leader a week later. Two days later, I interviewed with the district team leader and 5 days after that I had my final, extremely short, interview with a group director. The recruiter emailed me about an hour after my final interview and set up a time to call me with the offer.

    All of the interviews started with "Tell Me About Yourself" and then some form of "Why Target?" Then all of the questions were situational and needed to be answered with the STAR approach (Situation, Task, Action Taken, Result). There was time for questions at the end so I got to ask some things about the job and Target. The first store leader was so helpful and nice and gave me some great feedback on my interview. I had a great feeling about the interviews throughout the entire process; the final interview was only about 5 minutes and that made me quite nervous, but I ended up getting the email from the recruiter not too long after.

    The most important thing during the process was being positive and rehearsing your answers ahead of time. I looked up so many questions on this site and others so I could be prepared with answers. It is very difficult to think clearly and answer questions with the STAR approach with no preparation.

    I accepted the job offer and will be starting my Business College training after I graduate from college. I won't find out until a little while before I start where I will be training at and I won't find out the store I will be working in until I begin my training or even later than that.

    Interview Questions

    • These are all questions I was asked in the different interviews:

      Tell me about a time you...
      -gave great guest service
      -made a mistake with significant impact
      -had a difference of opinion with someone but maintained a professional relationship
      -leveraged a team or individual to accomplish something
      -had to deliver constructive feedback
      -had to use active listening
      -had to take initiative to solve a problem
      -had to consult others on a decision that would affect them
      -received feedback you weren't expecting and how you handled it
      -changed your day to day activities because of a long-term goal
      -remained optimistic in in the face of difficulties
      -gave up a commitment to satisfy another
       
      3 Answers

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate because I was offered what I wanted. The salary is very competitive.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    You first are interviewed on the phone, then an in person interview at the company's location. I thought the 1:1 interview was the easiest. The interview process was smooth overall and you're basically hired if you get invited to the second interview round.

    Interview Questions

    • If I were a customer, how would you sell me a Target RED card?   Answer Question
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    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    fairly easy. the usual questions. just prepare a few quick examples of things before you go in so you don't falter on your answers. Its mostly past experiences and how you dealt with them or hypothetical situations that you might encounter. "Would you ask for help if you needed to or would you have a problem doing so". "Why do you want to work for Target" etc.

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    • Name one time you had to work with someone you did not get along with and how you handled the situation   Answer Question
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    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    There were three interviews. The first with the Undercover. He was a cool guy asked me basic questions. Second interview was with their HR. Almost the same type of interview with slightly different questions. Third interview was a phone interview and it was someone from corporate. And again same type of interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you wanna work as a Target protection Specialist   1 Answer
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    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Target (Lowell, MA).

    Interview

    It was pretty fast an easy to get. I first applied online. then i called to speak to the hiring manager to quicken the process and get an interview which i did then. I did fairly well in the interview. I got the job like real fast.

    Interview Questions

    • they ask you different scenerios and how you would react in them   1 Answer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    Applied online, had employee referral. Phone screen. Brought onsite for one on one interviews. Behavioral based (SBO, CAR, STAR). Interview questions were difficult, the interviewees made it easy. Had a great rapport.

    Interview Questions

    • handling conflict, handle priorities, what will your former manager miss about you.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    not an option. basically it was 20% higher than what I was making before, so what was the problem?

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    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mobile, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target (Mobile, AL).

    Interview

    Very easy. I applied online and was called to schedule an interview a few days later. They ask that you dress professionally, but I went in a dress and flip flops, oops. My interviewer was interested in what I had to say even though it was a standard "ask these questions from this list". After I talked to one interviewer they asked me to meet with another interviewer, and it was the same thing. After that they took me to meet the store manager who asked me a few questions and sent me to HR to finish my new hire paper work. I was so surprised and thankful! They require you to take a drug test and give you all the paperwork for it. After my test came back clean I was called in for orientation and began working that week! Very streamlined and easy interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had to work as a team to achieve a goal.   Answer Question
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    Hardlines Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Target.

    Interview

    Very laid back experience. Interviewer (who later turned to friend) was involved, organized, and real. No trace of faked professionalism. I was taken into a small, cozy room, and interviewed three times by two team leads, and the store manager. All one-on-one interviews in the span of a half hour with the same basic few questions (I assume so they can collectively make an opinion on me). They are incredibly focused on team work and common ground, even among the higher ups, so I suggest pushing for that in the interview. All three of them were very open to a mutual interview, so it was easy to ask my own questions without pressure. All in all, pretty simple experience, even for somebody who's never been involved in a real interview before like myself.

    Though Target is retail and closer to minimum wage, I would suggest it over many others of the same type. Very accepting of lifestyles and encourages expression, as long as it abides by the laid back dress code. A few issues I noted and expressed during my time there, but hopefully the company will only move upward in those areas in the years to come.

    Though from what I've picked up, many Targets have very differing experiences, so I'd strongly suggest looking up ratings and reviews for the specific store you're looking to apply to beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • What accomplishments are you most proud of?
      When was the last time you showed good teamwork?
      When was the last time you showed good leadership?
      Why do you want to work with us at Target?
       
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    Target Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Target (Saint Paul, MN).

    Interview

    It was a very complicated but over all I need this job because thugs are not working out well as I planned and because this is much easier job for me to get to to the bus and everything it's just seems greats

    Interview Questions

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