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Executive Team Leader Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in May 2014.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
Team Lead Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2013.
Interview Details – easy, just be confident and show off your leadership qualities. Target is looking for people that can work with a team and get results. Innovation is a plus, but be yourself, don't try and fit a mold, different types of leaders are needed for different roles, and at different times.
Interview Question – situational questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation...
Team Leader Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – In 2006, the initial application is held within each store if one decides to fill out an application at the location of interest. If you meet the requirements, you are instantly requested for an interview. If you are successful with the initial interview, you are then welcomed to a second interview following the initial one.
Interview Question – I can't really remember but I found the questions are fairly easy and helps provide your work ethics, experience, etc. Answer Question
Flow Team Member Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2013.
Interview Details – First I applied on-line and waited for about 3 days then I called the store so that I could speak to a hiring manager. Then she set up an telephone interview with me. After my telephone interview I had a face to face interview. The interview questions were fairly easy. Then they told me all the positions they had available and I choose flow team because they were paid 8.25 and it was only 3 days a week mandatory. But I was able to cross train for cashier so I could pick up more hours
Interview Question – There was really no difficult qestions Answer Question
Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Target in July 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online. Took about 3 weeks for HR to call. The job I originally applied for had been filled. HR asked if was interested in working another area. I was! Had a interview with the TL, and ETL on the same day. Went in a few days later to interview with the store TL ( Manager ).
Interview Question – If a item rings up at $19.99, and the guest says it was marked $17.99 on the shelf. What do you do? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Warehouse Worker Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – i had two interviews before being hired. one was a phone interview and the other was a face to face interview. they asked typical questions that would expected at every interview
Negotiation Details – this is what you get and that's final
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Warehouse Worker Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Target in June 2010.
Interview Details – Behavioral questions, nothing hard. Just be prepared to answer "Tell me about a time when"...... Conducted by HR and a Group Leader who most are very friendly. Make sure to smile and be up beat, it's Target's culture.
Seasonal Cashier Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – The hiring process was fairly simple, I was placed in a room where others were waiting to be interviewed, and initially I thought that it would be a group interview. However, that was not the case. They called you back one by one and you were first interviewed by a TL or Team Member and then if they liked you, they would ask you to go back and wait to be called again for a second interview (which would be done from the Manager). After that, they will tell you if they liked you or not, and I got offered the job on the spot.
Interview Question – There wasn't any real difficult questions, they were your typical behavioral type such as: "Tell me about a time where you worked as a team to accomplish a goal" or "what are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" "If a guest told you that the price of the item was 7.99 verses 9.99, what would you do?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate because the offering pay was $9 per hour and after seasonal, it increased to $9.25
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Target in March 2014.
Interview Details – Hiring process at Target is about 3 weeks. First week you will be going through some aptitude test, verbal reasoning, logical, math and intelligence tests. Second week if you pass you will go through a panel where they will ask you mostly standard interview questions like your strengths and weaknesses, and what do you want to be after five years. And the third weeks is about contract details and meeting the staff. A good way to prepare for the interview is using career and selection books or there are some app's like (the aptitude interview) app in appstore.
Interview Question – At the second week i got a question from the panel interview and it was like sell me your dream, any dream of yours? Answer Question
Overnight Flow Team Member Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – A couple days after I applied, I received a call for an interview later on that evening. I originally applied to be a cashier but was asked if I would like to interview as an overnight flow team member. Two days later I was given a job offer. I started orientation a couple days afterwards.
Interview Question – What was a mistake you made and how did you fix it? Answer Question
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