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Target Executive Team Leader, Human Resources Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in November 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process can be pretty intense. May include phone and panel interviews. Interviewers are looking for very specific behaviors in your answers. Look for situation, what you did, the outcome and what you learned. You will get scored based off of scope, complexity and effort. Be yourself, they can always tell when someone is being fake. Be personable, they want to make sure you can keep up with the Fast Fun and Friendly mentality.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you made a mistake, what did you do? Tell me a time when you were given a project out of your skill set. Tell me about a time when you had a tough deadline to make.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very little negotiation, but pay is competitive anyway.

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Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

Executive Team Leader - Human Resources

I applied online - interviewed at Target in June 2014.

Interview Details – The best way to get an interview is finding out who the recruiter is and communicating with them on email or phone. The process takes time if you get passed the first interview you will them interview with Team Leader of store and then HR leader.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to work with another business group to achieve results.   Answer Question

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Executive Team Leader Human Resources Interview

Executive Team Leader Human Resources

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – I had 4 interviews - it was a phone screen, interview with DTL/HRBP, GVP/HRM for final interview. They asked situational based questions - tell me about a time when...All interviews were similar with 5 questions each. They start with Tell me about yourself, strengths/weaknesses, why Target? etc. All had great personalities and were a true display of the culture at Target - fast, fun and friendly.

Interview Question – Tell me about a mistake you made; walk me through a project that you planned and executed; tell me about a conflict with someone   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – For negotiations, they are willing to do so. Just try to keep it within decent pay range from offer and have reasons to support why

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Human Resources Executive Team Leader Interview

Human Resources Executive Team Leader

Interviewed at Target

Interview Details – Interview process will consist of anywhere from 4-6 formalized behavioral based questions. Know your strengths as well as opportunities as a leader. Target looks for leaders with great inter and intra personal skills who are comfortable with themselves.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you brought a group of opposing viewpoints together.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not when I first started, but my salary over the course of 3 years has increase over 50% from my original offer.

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Executive Team Leader Human Resources Interview

Executive Team Leader Human Resources
Columbus, OH

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target in December 2009.

Interview Details – I was contacted for a first interview approximately three weeks after I applied for the position. I met with the store Team Leader in the Starbucks attached to the store. The interview process was quite formal, with the interviewer reading from a script of questions. There were five situational questions (Describe a time when you...), with the majority of them focusing on negative situations (Describe a time when you had to go against the wishes of a supervisor). The interview lasted about an hour and I left with very positive feelings.

Within two days, I was contacted to take the online skills/personality test. Within 24 hours, I was contacted for a second interview.

The second interview took place at a different Target store and was done by the District Team Leader. A recently promoted Store Team Leader sat in with us. Round two was totally opposite of what I had come to expect. There was no script, and questions were chosen seemingly at random, with no relation to each other. The interview lasted about 10 minues, and I was thanked for my time.

I got my rejection email (generic form letter) three days later.

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Executive Team Leader, Human Resources Interview

Executive Team Leader, Human Resources

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in September 2009.

Interview Details – I interviewed with three different people. They all asked similar questions like, â??Tell me about a time when you had to make an important decision with very little information.â? â??Tell me about a time when you did something and did not at first succeed.â? They also wanted to know what it was about Target that made me want to work there. They expected me to know what direction I would take in the company (owner of a store, regional manager etc). I think it would be helpful to have spoken to someone that works in management at Target and use some of their experiences as motivation to want to work there. They expected me to be really excited about the company, maybe even more so than about the actual position and my past experiences.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a manager or leader of a group you were a part of.   Answer Question

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Executive Team Leader, Human Resources
Fort Lauderdale, FL

The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2009.

Interview Details – It started with a quick interview with a recriuter followed up by a formal interview later that same day. Both of these where done over the phone. Next was an assessment test followed by another phonew interview with the district manager. Then I was asked to come down to Miami from Alabama to interview with the district manager and the HR business partner. I recieved an EMAIL a week later sating they had gone in a different direction.

Interview Question – Name a time when you developed a coworker and where successful in doing so.   Answer Question

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Executive Team Leader, Human Resources Interview

Executive Team Leader, Human Resources
Camden, SC

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2007.

Interview Details – Step One - phone interview. Questions are very general. The HR department asks broad open ended behavioral questions. If you do well on the initial interview you will be scheduled for an on-line skills assesment.
Step Two - On-line skills assessment. Test is designed to quantify your critical thinking and mathmatical skills. Some questions also designed to address your ability to work with others.
Step Three - Interview with another higher positioned HR representative.
Step Four - Tour of facility and workgoup.
**I noted later in the review that the interview was easy but I work in HR and have done so for years and have been fortunate enought to conduct literally thousands of interviews. I no longer get nervous and can usually predict most questions that I will be asked depending upon the position. The skills assessment was not easy and I felt like it was a good validated assessment.

Interview Question – The questions all took place during a general discussion about my work history. I simply discussed what my job responsibilities were and through that discussion answered general questions.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I stopped the hiring process between step three and four. The position was entry level HR and in order to grow with the company I would have had to travel and relocate. I was testing my marketability in the workplace at the time and as an HR manager, always learn from other practices.

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Executive Team Leader, Human Resources
Fontana, CA

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in April 2009.

Interview Details – I received a call on Tuesday I think and the recruiter scheduled an interview within a week (Wednesday I believe), by the Friday of that week I received the "no thank you".

Basically, the interview does consist of a few behavioral questions, ex: tell me about a time you worked as a leader, tell me about a time you challenged your manager, etc... My advice is to be prepared with answers to these behavioral questions. Go to their website and read some of the example questions. Also, the recruiter explained the position to the best of her ability and then asked me if I had any questions. She expected me to have lots of questions for her, but given the nature of the job description, a lot of my questions would be answered after being hands-on in the job.

Although the recruiter was professional, I didn't feel that we made a connection from the beginning, which is why I was not surprised that I didn't get a call back. Phone interviews are usually more difficult for me, but this one felt awkward. Oh well, maybe the next interview.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you challenged your boss?   Answer Question

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Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

Executive Team Leader - Human Resources

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2010.

Interview Details – Applied to the position and heard back yesterday they wanted a phone interview -- it actually was a really fun interview. She loved the positive energy I gave (thanks to the folks on this message board), and liked my answers even more. Said I was one of the first she talked to, and that it'd take about 2 weeks to know if I would be brought in for the 3-interview process. I actually fully expect to receive an offer! These positions are required to work 50 hours a week, especially during the 6-week training period. It's a salaried, exempt, store management position with a TON of room to grow!

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