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Administrative Assistant
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in January 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process was grueling. First the phone interview with the behavioral Questions read to me and then paused while the person wrote down the answers. In person interview was a train of people asking and writing down more behavioral questions, some questions were repeats.

Interview Question – "Tell me about a time".....where it was something I never encountered. I told them I never had a time like that and I felt like they wanted me to make up an answer. (ie. Tell me about a time that your direct reports weren't in line with your goals for a project. I never had direct reports since I was administrative. I felt like they were not in touch with who they were interviewing.   View Answer

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Administrative Assistant
Broadview, IL

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Target in April 2010.

Interview Details – Process consisted of Phone Screen, Phone Interview, Intermediate Interview and 3rd round with direct report. All three interviews were Behavioral Evaluation Interviews, Phone screen & interview was with recruiter, Intermediate interview was with HR manager and a general VP, face2face was with Dir and HR VP. People were nice and courteous, seemed like it would be nice to work for. I was extremely qualified for the position. Although starting pay was lower than I had anticipated, it seemed that growth potential was solid. In the end it was all bout the personality of the person I would be supporting. He needed a specific sort of individual and I didn't meet his criteria. Follow up was a cold message letting me know that I wasn't selected. I returned the call and thanked them for the opportunity but let them know that I was not surprised that I wasn't selected because it seemed the director needed someone who was an exact fit. They thanked me for my feed back.

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  • Give me an example of a time where you had to make a decision that you didn't like.   Answer Question
  • Give me an example of a time where you needed to show leadership.   Answer Question

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Administrative Assist Interview

Administrative Assist

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2009.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with an HR recruiter. She wanted me to come in right away for a 2nd interview. The questions were: strengths, weakness, tell me a time when I felt rushed, tell me a time when I had a conflict with a fellow employee, tell me a time when my supervisor had to talk to me about something I was doing wrong, tell me a time when I was part of a team, tell me a time when I was effective, and tell me a time when I had a goal to meet.

I go tomorrow for the 2nd interview. I take the assessment test and interview with an HR Specialist, Senior Group Manager and VP Admin Assist.

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