Target Department Stores were first established in 1962, with one store in Roseville, Minnesota. Since then, it has evolved into a 1,700 store corporation, bringing in about $61 billion annually and providing jobs for over 350,000 people. In 2008, Fortune Magazine ranked Target #11 in the Most Admired Companies, and its red bulls-eye logo joined the Apple and Nike Swoosh as the most recognized logos.
Want to join the Target team? There are a lot of different retail careers available with the company. Like many large retailers, Target no longer accepts paper job applications. All applicants must apply at an in-store kiosk or online. Here's how apply:
Before You Begin
Target requires all associates be at least 16 years old and able to work in the United States. The job application for their department store typically takes about 45 minutes, so make sure you have plenty of time. Before beginning, you will need the following:
- Social Security Number
- Address and Phone Number
- Name and zip code of last school attended
- Information about last three previous jobs, if any. This means: the company name, city/state, job title, start date, duties and reason for leaving. You may enter the company address, phone number and job end date, but it is not necessary.
- Days and times you can/cannot work.
- Look for job opportunities that Target offers. You can find these on their Web site.
Applying In Store
The kiosk is a computer terminal located near the front of the store. If you are unsure where to find it, ask a team member and he or she will be glad to assist you. At the kiosk, Target stores provide an easy to understand and informative application. During the application, if you need to quit, you may press, Save and Quit. The computer saves your application for up to 48 hours. The last stage of the application is the Applicant Questionnaire. This is a lengthy test asking about your attitudes toward work, your general personality and ethics. You will notice that many times, it asks the same questions in different ways. The key is to be consistent.
Once you finish, pick up the red telephone. It will page the manager. He or she will set an interview or immediately hire you. If the manager does not answer, ask a team member for help.
If you don't have time to apply at the in-store kiosk, you may apply from any computer. The choice to apply online or in-store does not affect your application in any way. To apply, log on to www.target.com/careers. The store's online application is the same user friendly one as in the store. Good luck!