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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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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.

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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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I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – applied for the job got called a couple of days later. i had the first phase of the interview was from a recruiter she asked basic questions. after passing that interview phase she told me i was set to move on to the next phase. total interviews for this position is 4. the recruiter was very helpful in providing tips to really get the attention of target hiring managers.

Interview Question – tell me what is your weakness?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – really take the time to research behavioral based questions. leadership questions are as well recommended to do research on.

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Executive Team Leader - Logistics

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Target in November 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process is very rigorous. My suggestion would be to think about the skills that are listed on the job description and develop a story behind it. Have about 5 stories that showcase each group of skill sets so you can refer to it. Don't worry about being perfect. List also how you have changed or adjusted to your company.

Interview Question – I had to travel a lot. From Brooklyn, NY to White Plains. This was a 5 hour trip going and coming.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate.

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Very to the point. Starts with self-intro, 'tell me about yourself', then about 4 behavior questions to be answered in STAR format. I was told there are four rounds of interviewing. Advancing only after passing the previous round. I have had two phone interviews, one FaceTime interview and will have another phone interview tomorrow. In order, I have spoken to a corporate recruiter, store manager (store team leader), HR manager (was supposed to speak with district team leader but 'she was called away'). I will speak with regional manager tomorrow so no offer is on the table just yet.

For the questions I wrote out experiences that directly relate to desired qualities for this job. I would recommend having at least 5.

Interview Question – Before the second interview I had to take an assessment. The questions were easy - things about your work behavior. the assessment also included a logic portion that was awful. it was really the only timed portion. I actually enjoyed the questions a lot, but I'm REALLLLY out of practice so I was slow at them - AND you lose points if you don't answer them. I literally only answered half of them and randomly selected the rest. I figured I 'failed' but sure enough I passed to the next round. The logic questions are like: if A costs $50 full price and B has a sale price that is less than A and C is $50 dollars more than A and all sale tickets are $10 less than the original price.....   Answer Question

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Interview Details – i first submitted my resume to a campus recruiter at my college's career fair. Shortly after, I got an email asking for a phone interview. The questions were pretty general. After this, i had to complete 2 more phone interviews and an online assessment. The entire process took about 2 weeks.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you were in a disagreement at work   Answer Question

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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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Interview Details – The initial contact was through a University's Career services to attend an Open House. Target employees gave attendee's a tour and then all had time to speak with them one on one. The next step was to apply online and wait.

Interview Question – Why do you want to get into retail now if you haven't used your degree before?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Situational Questions- expect to answer about your past behaviors and/or actions taken. You will receive several of these questions to discuss your behavior and expect to speak about why you want to work at Target.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you did not agree with a boss?   Answer Question

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Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection Interview

Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – easy over all just talked to the executive of the department but I was referred by another team member that was already apart of the company. I answered a few questions then got the job offer right away

Interview Question – questions are " tell me about a time you did this or where apart of that" who was involved. what was the situation and what was the outcome   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation they have pay scales they go off by

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