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“When you come to a fork in the road, take it ” -Yogi Berra

When I started at Target 3 years ago, I was so excited to have landed an amazing job working in the health promotion field, just like my MA degree granted me the authority to do. My resume was solidly health focused—Corporate Fitness Center specialist, Public Health grant coordinator, and now an entry proudly baring Target’s name.

What most people didn’t know though was how much I thought about one single line on my resume: BA, English.

I couldn’t shake the feeling, yet again, that I was heading down a path that had nothing to do with English. I love health (like, I really dig it) but my first love of writing and communication was never far from my heart.

Even after I had started at Target and got the initial “so, what do you want to do next?” question, I felt like I couldn’t look back. The thought of doing something else caught me pretty off guard. Because, seriously, I had JUST started this super-great health job. And if getting the swing of things at Target wasn’t difficult enough, to also take on planning for what was next? Woof.

During that first year, even while I was working on really cool projects that I could have only dreamed about (like opening a Fitness Center, increasing café healthy food options, and biometric screenings) the nagging question of “is this really what you want to do?” didn’t go away. But the more times I asked myself that question and others asked me “what’s next?” the more I felt like it really was up to me to define my place at Target.

Then it hit me: even though health was why I was here, maybe the reason I would stay would be because somehow, maybe, just maybe I could find a way to rekindle my first love.

The more I started to tell people that I’d be happy to edit their anything-document, or draft their talking points, the more kudos (and confidence!) I got. It was clear to my peers and leaders that I really like that “English-stuff”.

And what do you know? Pretty quickly a fork appeared in the health-road I was on.

A little over a year ago I got my new gig working with my “old” team who still does all the super cool health stuff. AND I work with the communications team to write stories and the marketing team to design things like brochures, posters and giveaways. I write narrative responses to health-related award applications on behalf of Target and sometimes spend days editing communications all about health and benefits for our team members.

It’s like the absolute perfect job was created just for me. And though I’m not quite ready to think about “what I want to do next”, it is pretty cool to think that the road at Target can go nearly any direction I want it to.

Interested in joining Target?  Learn more here.

  • David

    September 11th, 2015

    Great read. Thank you for sharing. I am currently at a fork in the road and your article keeps me optimistic that I just might be on the right road after all! Good vibes 🙂

    Reply
  • Amelia Sedilko

    September 19th, 2015

    Stocker,Casher,

    Reply
  • RAY DONALDSON

    September 22nd, 2015

    EXP.5YRS FORTLIFT,10YRS LOADING AND UNLOADING AND INVENTORY.STOCK CLERK

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    September 23rd, 2015

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in working at Target. You visit http://www.Target.com/careers and login using the user name and password that you created when you started the process.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • angelareyes

    September 23rd, 2015

    Job backroom

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  • leon jackson

    September 29th, 2015

    Great blog can’t wait to really explore it.

    Reply
  • leon jackson

    September 29th, 2015

    Very interesting blog lots of interests lots of jobs and career’s to search I look forward to exploring it.

    Reply
  • Steve Scott

    November 16th, 2015

    I like food health and fitness. Sporting goods. Working with and helping customers. But am open to anything to get my foot in the door.I thrive on hard work and challenges.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    November 17th, 2015

    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,
    Amanda

  • MARLONA PETTIFORD

    May 16th, 2016

    would love to join the team at
    Target

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    May 23rd, 2016

    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,
    Amanda

  • Josephine Clerk

    September 17th, 2016

    I completed my application was about to start my assessment but had to leave. can you help me get back to the assessment please

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    September 19th, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! You can revisit your application by logging in to target.com/careers using the user ID and password that your originally created.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

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