Tips for Applying for a Job at Target

The Application and Hiring Process

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 30: A clerk rings up sales for a customer at a Target store November 30, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. High oil prices and a weak economy have retailers concerned about holiday sales figures.
Scott Olson / Getty Images

Target is the second biggest American retailer (after Walmart), selling furniture, groceries, clothing and more in its nearly 2,000 stores throughout the United States. Here's information about the types of jobs available at Target and how to apply for them.

Applying for a Job With Target

According to, the company is committed to balancing their employees' lives in terms of their physical health, financial security, social relationships, career engagement and community involvement in order to make work meaningful.

Health benefits include the traditional medical, dental and vision in addition to a maternity support programs, a nurse line and programs and rewards to encourage healthy living. Their social well-being program includes discounts, social networks (including diversity and inclusion business councils), leisure activities and life event resources to help employees create meaningful relationships both within and outside of work.

Target's financial plan offers savings and investment plans, insurance options, team member discounts, and some unique benefits including: adoption assistance reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, childcare discount, commuter benefits and Daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Target's Hiring Process
The hiring process takes one to two weeks on average to complete, though some applicants may spend four weeks completing procedure when competition is high.

Target places importance on teamwork and customer service in their interviews so focus on your skills in those arenas. An interviewer might also pose some behavioral situations to to assess how you deal with issues like loss prevention and employee conflict. Here are some typical interview questions you might encounter:

  • Why do you want to work for Target?
  • Which department do you want to work for and why?
  • Tell me about your experience with front-end sales or customer service.
  • Describe how you resolve a conflict with a customer.

Tips for Applying for a Job at Target

Target employment information including store job openings, employment application information, career information, and how to apply online is available at Check out Target Career Information.

Target Job Application
You can search for jobs on Target's Career website by job category (administrative, store hourly job, etc.), store location or by group. To apply for a position, you will need to create an account in order to set up a profile and fill out an application. If you are applying for an hourly position at a store, your application will be saved in Target's system and you will have 48 hours to complete it at a Target store, distribution center or online.

    Target Campus Recruiting
    Information on undergraduate, graduate and MBA recruiting, as well as internships. Filter Target recruiting events occurring both on- and off-campus by state. Check out Target College Students Recruiting.

    Target Store Job Openings
    Search for jobs at Target and complete a Target job application online for the location and job that interests you. Job applicants can also apply in Target stores where there are booths available to apply. If you don't see the application center, ask Customer Service for information. Check out Target Job Openings

    Why Target?
    Information on Target careers, employees, guests, stores and locations, as well as the recognition Target has achieved as a top employer. Review Target Benefits.

    More About Retail Job Opportunities

    Continue Reading...