On the Hunt for Great Talent!

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!

Interested in a store management role at Target? Learn more and apply for openings here.

13 Replies to “On the Hunt for Great Talent!”

  1. Hi, my name is Najee W. , and i’m 18 years old. I’m a senior at Newark’s Arts high school, and have been accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston Ma. i think i would be a great team member of target because , i enjoy meeting new people, punctual, great personality, and i’m talented. i can play 14 musical instruments but my main instrument is the violin. i wold be a great team member !

  2. Dear Target, I am a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. I presently work for Target in La PLata, MD. I enjoy my job. I would want to persue a career in my major. I would like to know if Target has any positions or jobs in the Fine Arts Department. Thank You for your time. William T.

  3. Looking for feedback. I have applied for several Target positions. I would appreciate an email or an update as to the status of jobs that I have expressed interest in. Is there a way, a recruiter, or follow up email address that addresses the status of a job? I would like to follow up and express interest in a position that I am well qualified and bring customer service and award winning enthusiasm for Target Corporation. Thanks for your time.

  4. Hi Michael-

    So glad you’re interested in joining the Target team! For in-store roles please check with the HR Manager at your local store for an application update. For headquarters or management positions, please visit http://www.target.com/careers to log into your account and check the status of your individual applications.

    Thank you!
    Elisa and the Target Careers team

  5. Hey Jeremy! I really enjoyed reading about your enthusiasm for recruiting students and graduates. I am really excited because I have an interview on the 18th for a Executive Intern position. I look forward to learning more about Target’s culture and I aspired to work with a great team of individuals such as yourself. Thank you!

    -Edmond, Oklahoma

  6. I just applied for asst. director at local target. Am very excited about an opportunity with Target
    I have tons of retail experience and hop you will consider my application.
    Hope to hear back for you.



  7. Hi Jeff-

    We are so glad that you are considering a career at Target! Please login to your candidate profile on http://www.target.com/careers at any time to check the status of your application.

    Thank you!
    Elisa and the Target Careers team

  8. Hi, I am Penny, I have 23 yrs of retail experience. Loving customer service, and have lots of energy to get the job done. Work well with others, side by side, or leading. giving good examples on work ethics.I have applied. Just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that i am interested. Thank you for your time. Penny

  9. I have applied for 4 opportunities at Target. I have a great resume…excellent education and experience. I meet every qualfication of the job.

    I check the status of my application, and I find I am rejected within the same day of my application. Has my resume been tagged not to be considered for employment?

  10. Hi Louise-

    The status of your application will be updated based on where Target is in the hiring process for that particularly position. This varies by position & where the role currently is in the interview process– and is not tied directly to your individual resume. We encourage you to continue to search and apply on http://www.target.com/careers for positions that fit your skills and interests.

    Thank you,
    Elisa & the Target Careers team

  11. Hello
    My name is Alyson and I currently intern with a company called Delaware County Transportation Management Association. We are currently looking for vendors for our job fair we host every year. There are many Targets in our area. I could not find a e mail or number to call to see if a Target representative would want to come out to out job fair.

  12. Hi Alyson-

    Thanks so much for your comment! While most of our fall campus events have already been scheduled for 2013, I have passed your information and request on to our campus recruiting team for review and consideration.


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