Believe in yourself. You will hit the Target!

Senior year in college is a scary and exciting year for everyone. You are finishing up another chapter in your life, you may or may not have to go back home, and now all of your hard work must result in a job! I worked so hard throughout college to maintain a great GPA, but being a mother of 2 did not make me into the traditional college student who had a lot of time for extracurricular activities to show for.

I went to my school’s Career Fair, and Target was there recruiting interns. I spoke to the recruiters about who I am and what motivates me. Listening to other students speak to the recruiters about the leadership program they joined for 4 years, or the 2 years studying abroad made me second guess myself. I asked myself, why would Target want a person with a psychology major? I put my resume on the pile with everyone else’s and walked away.

To my surprise my school Career Center called me and told me that Target requested me for an interview for the internship program. As you already imagine, I got the internship. During an intern event I saw my recruiter and asked him why did he call me back? He said “I knew you would be perfect for Target; you are passionate about what you love, you know hard work pays off, and that not everything is black and white”.

After my internship, I was offered a position to be the Executive Team Leader of Guest Experience. I was in that position for 18 months, and during that time I was able to help people, and use what motivates them to shape them into better professionals while at the same time driving results for Target. Now I am training to be a Human Resource Executive where I believe I can make more of an impact, and continue to find those who need someone to believe in them.

A leader at Target is not necessarily the one with the longest resume. It is the one with the most passion, who knows who to believe in, and how to motivate them to achieve their best. That’s how Target achieves results.

Interested in joining Target?  Learn more here.

63 Replies to “Believe in yourself. You will hit the Target!”

  1. I will not be shopping at Target anytime to soon. This politically correct stuff you are doing because you don’t want to offend anyone is ridiculous.

    I am 72 years old and stores have always advertised where boys and girls toys, clothing or whatever was located. I think what you are doing is carrying this “PC” junk to far. I will be telling my friends to do the same. You people need a reality check.

  2. I’m in need of a job ASAP. I’m reliable, dependable and punctual.

  3. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  4. Awesome and inspirational story, Orietta! Thank you for sharing, and I hope you love your upcoming ETL-HR assignment. No doubt you’ll continue to be a great success with Target!

  5. Hi whoever is reading this. I’m looking for a job as a team lead in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. My application got shot down through the careers website but I think I have a pretty good resume in that I have a lot of retail experience and some management experience. It might have got rejected because my college background is more towards public accounting. I’m not sure if the system auto pulls backgrounds that are not an exact match for the job.

    I wanted to get my profile in front of real person. What should I do next? If you can’t help me, can you direct me to someone who can?

    Thanks,
    Grant

  6. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  7. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  8. Awesome profile Orietta. I know you will do a great job and I can not wit to meet you.

  9. Awesome profile Orietta. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with you.

  10. Thank you for the encouraging profile statement, Orietta. I am seeking a new career after almost three decades of working with students, families and administration. I can not imagine working in an environment oriented toward something other than helping people achieve! As teachers, we see the wide spectrum of students’ needs and the different measurements of success. I commend you for assisting others in developing their skills and potentials! “Success” is not a final goal, but a progression of events in learning what you CAN do! I am glad you were selected and moving into a great opportunity, as I hope to be, too. 🙂

  11. Thanks Orietta! I am in the same position, a senior in college looking for an internship, but may not have the most polished resume! You have reminded me to stay optimistic throughout this journey! Good luck in your HR position!

  12. I’m a hard worker and am comittited to my assigned positions. I am serious about what I need to do. I am also very cooperative and am a good listener.

  13. I’m a good person and I like work with people and I’m always smile with people and. I love helping people that like to be help I will like to work with you guys at target if you guys give me a change may god bless you guys

  14. I am a hard worker and am committed to my assigned positions. I can do anything that involves cleaning, retail, and handling money. I am a serious person and i am cooperative.

  15. Really interested in a job in logistics.Think it will be a great opportunity.

  16. Hola:
    ¡Nos alegra su interés en Target! Todos los puestos vacantes están anunciados en target.com/careers. Puede encontrar más información sobre el proceso de solicitud de empleo si visita nuestra página y busca los puestos que le interesan, o puede solicitar un puesto en persona en cualquiera de nuestras tiendas o centros de distribución.
    Gracias
    Amanda

  17. I enjoy shopping at Target.
    So it would be a great place to work

  18. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  19. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  20. I want a job at Target so bad, I hope that Target will hire me for Back Room Associate. I have the passion!!!!

  21. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  22. My favorite thing working for target i enjoy the people and my co workers.

  23. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  24. I like working at Target because it seem like yall is a good store to start my career and finish here ask a good workers and more on from here

  25. Hello Target Team , I have nothing fancy ONLY the truth I am a young man looking for employment . I am willing to take on any task , I am a head worker and always willing to learn more !! Thanks Robert Tarvin

  26. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  27. i ike to shop at target because they have everything that you are looking for

  28. I enjoy working with people and have work unload and loadinloadin truck

  29. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  30. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  31. I’m looking 4 ward 2 working with your im helpful I’m a good salea and a good talker

  32. Hello
    My name is Jacob and I’m looking for a job with you guys .
    Please contact me

  33. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  34. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  35. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  36. Target is a great store with a great variety of clothes, games, toys, furniture, clothes, shoes and much more.

  37. I would love to be employed at Target. I’m a very hard and reliable worker. I learn things very quickly. I am responsible.

  38. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  39. It must be a great place to work. All of the employees were not expecting to have a job turning into a career.

  40. I can’t stress enough how I feel about Target. They help schools, they care not only about customers but also employees. A business with morals and values, I want to be part of it

  41. Hello,

    Thanks for looking into opportunities at Target! Visit target.com/careers to explore openings and learn more about the application process.

    Erika

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