I can’t believe it’s already February! It’s by far one of my favorite times of the year– the craziness of the holiday season is well behind us, my team has settled into their new year routines, and Valentine’s is just around the corner. In addition to all this, February is a big time for us to ramp up campus recruiting for our stores’ executive team Leader in training and executive intern positions!
I have been actively involved in campus recruiting with Target since the start of my career. I usually head back to my alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, every semester to participate in a wide range of recruiting events like career fairs, on-campus interviews, classroom presentations, and more. Campus involvement is not a requirement of all store team leaders, but many of us, as well as our district team leaders and executive team leaders, get involved to help generate buzz about Target and find some great talent to add to our stores.
For those large events like the career fairs, we usually bring along a few of our executive team leaders to help assist in giving prospective students a realistic look at what our jobs look like from day to day, as well as speak to what we offer with our in-store executive internships. It’s really a fun day– we get to quickly meet hundreds of great and interesting students while talking about our careers and what we love about Target. Even though the fairs are typically only four hours long, I usually walk away exhausted and without my voice from talking so much with students!
Even after seven years of doing campus recruiting, I am always still excited about how much buzz our booth makes at the fairs and how much students want to know more about what we do. Without a doubt, our Target swag (career fair lingo for “Stuff that recruiters give out”) is always a hit with students– we typically hand out a re-usable & foldable shopping bag (perfect for putting all your career fair goodies in), Bullseye pens, and company information.
It’s also important to note that while career fairs are a great way to meet with a Target team member and learn about our jobs, the Target Careers Website (http://target.com/careers) has great resources about all kind of careers with Target. Additionally, you can upload your resume and apply for positions online to. It’s pretty much a one-stop shop!
I hope this recruiting season continues to be just as great as previous ones– I’m obviously enthused to discuss what Target is all about with students and continue to help find great talent to join our teams!
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