And I’m Back!

My name is Maryam Becker and I work as a Campus Recruiter in Headquarters Talent Acquisition in Minneapolis. I’ve been with Target for 5 years with my time doing staffing and recruiting for Target Headquarters. It’s a pretty fun gig to meet all the talented individuals that I do and help make their day when I offer the job. I pretty much yell, ‘YAY!’ every time a candidate accepts an offer from me. It may sound unprofessional, but I personally believe that it’s important to be real and who I am with the candidates I interact with. I love that I can have such a positive impact on people’s lives as they plan their career and walk them through what they want out of their career to help make an important decision for them in their life.

Two of my biggest values are balance along with personal growth and development. Which is also part of the reason I chose Target to start my career in. I have so much pride in the fact that I knew leaders I would work with would continuously invest their time in helping with my personal growth and development and instilling that balance for me to participate in activities outside of my work-life if I asked for it. Not to mention that they show interest in what I do outside of work is something I appreciate because it allows me to bring myself to work every day. My colleagues know that I’m a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student, a president of an alumni organization and a peer to some pretty outstanding professionals if I must say so myself.

If you haven’t heard of the author Tom Rath, I’d highly recommend looking into him. He’s written Strengthsfinder, Well-Being, and Eat.Move.Sleep. Target has a high focus on well-being in the five pillars that Tom Rath discusses in this book: Financial, Community, Social, Health and Career. This is such a great example of how this can ground you and help strive for balance. It’s reassuring to know that there are some times where certain pillars will take up more time than others, but again it’s not all the time and a reminder to everyone is you control that. Definitely an art, not a science and something I work to strive for everyday and I can’t say how thankful I am to have an employer to support this not only at work, but in my entire lifestyle.

Interested in joining Target?  Learn more here.

  • ted

    December 15th, 2015

    Love your story.

    Reply
  • Carl

    December 16th, 2015

    Many jobs can use someone with your spirit. A job that welcomes you with a cheer. Ill sign up. Lol

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  • Donald Naphen

    December 16th, 2015

    Need a part job so any help will do.Seasonal job will do.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    December 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,
    Heather

  • Vicki Singh

    December 17th, 2015

    Ma’am,
    I have been trying for a while now to get a position with your company with no success. I have recently moved to CT and again applied for a position with your company. I am the type of person that doesn’t mind working from the bottom and working my way up. All I ask is for a chance. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Vicki Singh

    Reply
  • Frank Domizio

    December 19th, 2015

    I was signed off and I would like to finish my application

    Reply
  • Moataz

    December 27th, 2015

    Great post Maryam!
    I read Strengthsfinder for Tom Rath based on your recommendation and I have to say it is one of the best books I have ever read.

    Regards,
    Moataz

    Reply
  • Marisella rodriguez

    December 28th, 2015

    Good Morning Target Team Member..I am also Very interested in working in this great company however I am almost at the end of my application and the web link gets stuck .. It wont allowe me to continue.. I have recieved a email from your website saying my application requires a promt response..Please help me cause i dont want to loose this opportunity..Thank You Marisella Rodriguez

    Reply
  • leon t hopewell

    December 31st, 2015

    none

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  • Temitope

    January 2nd, 2016

    please i will like to work as a cashier in target maryerland hall store in Houston Texas.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 4th, 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

  • Nuno Vidal

    January 4th, 2016

    If the Company Have Any Problem Just Contac To my Email, i´m a social Engineering great to resolved Any Problem of Your Company; thanks BigUp NVidal.

    Reply
  • Sandy Liliana Martinez

    January 6th, 2016

    Hello I did my application on line but it didn’t finish and it took me off of it and I had to start over can you help me with what I did wrong

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 7th, 2016

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in working at Target. You can 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

  • Robb Mowery

    January 7th, 2016

    Hello Maryam,
    My name is Robb Mowery and I am inquiring about any opportunities with Target as a Senior Director or GM in Distribution. Currently I’m a Director of Operations for the only Witron automated grocery DC with Meijer Distribution. I have 20 years of Operations management and supply chain experience and would love to put my experience and skill set to work for Target.
    Should you have any such opportunities, please let me know and I can forward you my resume’ for review. thank you and Best Regards,

    Robb Mowery

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 11th, 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

  • michael

    January 11th, 2016

    how do I finish my job app after I have “quit & saved”? due to an emergence I had to stop the job app. right in the middle.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 11th, 2016

    Hello,

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

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Tristian Stevens

    January 20th, 2016

    I applied to target in poway next pomerado road and i went there to do a follow up on my application and i waited like 2 hours for the manager to come out and give me my follow up but the manager never showed up and the next morning they send me an email that says we are unable to offer you a position at this time. the email didn’t even tell me why. I would still like to work there and i am willing to take any job position at target.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 28th, 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,
    Heather

  • Rafael Sepulveda

    January 24th, 2016

    My name is Rafael Sepulveda, I’m interested get an interview but I live in Puerto Rico. Which is the process.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 28th, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! We don’t currently have any stores in Puerto Rico, however; 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

  • Doug storch

    January 30th, 2016

    I filled the online app got all the way to the end and it just switched on me pls let me know

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    February 1st, 2016

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Target! You can log back in using the user ID and password that you originally created. The application will pick back up where it left off.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Walter Whipple

    February 3rd, 2016

    I finished my assessment and then after trying to log back in it was telling me invalid, I was apply for a maintenance position in Kalamazoo, Mi. Can you tell me if my app is still on your we’d site. Thank you.

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    February 8th, 2016

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in Target! Please close out of the site completely and log back in using the UserID and password you originally created. You can complete your application this way if needed, as well as check that status of your application at any time.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Dwight Zemlicka

    February 10th, 2016

    I’m an owner operator looking to do some hauling for target from distribution center to stores in South Dakota.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    February 15th, 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

  • Manuel Ramirez

    March 8th, 2016

    I put an application in it told me to go back in sign in with e-sign when i sign in it says that I’m not registered and I just put a application how do I go about getting in to my profile so I can send the application through and it gets approved

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    March 15th, 2016

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in working at Target. You can log back in to your profile using the user ID and password that you created when you applied.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Jennifer Gates

    March 9th, 2016

    As someone who understands how online advertising/marketing campaigns are run across a variety of different channels, I am extremely surprised that a company with such a well rounded and advanced digital/social strategy works with an agency that can’t even schedule promotions properly. Yes mistakes happen, but serving an expired promotional display banner ad messaging a Swimsuit BOGO 50% Sale on the UPS tracking landing page for the Target Swimsuit Order that I just purchased full price (with NO promo code)? At first I was confused because it wasn’t advertised on the site, and then I spent a moment absolutely pissed that I didn’t save any money or get that deal in time.

    After going about my evening, later that night I refreshed the page to get an update on my delivery date and I noticed the Swimsuit BOGO display banner loaded again on the page. Well thanks for reminding me of how mad I was? Taking a closer look at the display creative I noticed the small grey blurry fine print that stated the offer expired 3/5. Well GREAT. Now I’m mad I didn’t see the expiration date before and spent time being upset and ranting about it to my friends throughout the day!

    Once I got over that, I became furious that of course I placed my order on 3/6 one day after the promo ended, because that’s just my luck. Ugh.

    After accepting my bad luck in every aspect of life, the digital marketer in me started to surface. What a horrible customer experience your agency consciously and actively created for me? Purchased product online, excited about the order shipping, served an ad when checking shipping status, mad the deal wasn’t messaged clearly on the site, pissed to learn the offer in the ad was actually expired; and most importantly thoroughly disappointed and upset that such a fabulous brand such as Target subjected me to this experience through their digital marketing.

    Don’t get me wrong, I complained some more to friends who work in the industry and would understand my frustration and then I went about the next 48 hours without any thought of the incident. THREE DAYS later I track my shipment because I want my new swimmies and I receive THE SAME EXPIRED Swimsuit BOGO 50% Banner?!?!?

    At first I felt guilt for thinking your agency was so horrible for running an incorrect promo just one day after its expired…but three full days? Doesn’t your agency monitor performance daily and optimize, wouldn’t they see this was still running in reporting and pause it? The list of reasons why it was just unacceptable and alluded to the fact that whoever runs your digital marketing campaigns isn’t doing their job (at least display) just continued to build in my mind.

    Does Target brand their UPS orders landing page and everyone sees an ad? If so, is everyone who placed an order getting that ad or just me? Is Target targeting (lol) customers on mobile who have already converted? That seems like an efficient way to spend your budget…not to mention all the wasted impressions! And obviously I’ve refreshed millions of times just to really prove my point and show you who’s boss.

    The irony of the entire experience and the fact that I understand how intentional yet unintentional it all was, was far too comical not to share.

    Please fire whoever runs your display campaigns and hire someone like me! Someone who is honored to work for a fabulous brand with such a talented and strategic marketing team, that they always create the most seamless, pleasant and accurate experiences for their loyal customers!

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  • Sharon Brennan

    March 10th, 2016

    Part time as a cashier

    Reply
  • M. Wade Depew

    April 18th, 2016

    Hi Maryam. I’m buying a house and am looking to supplement my income. I love Target and would love to work with the backroom team here in Long Beach. I saw they were hiring for the exact position I am interested in and applied. I’m having difficulty logging in to check the status of my application. Do I need to apply again or is someone available to assist me?

    I don’t want to miss this great opportunity.

    Thank you,

    Wade Depew

    Reply
  • Sarah Grice

    May 3rd, 2016

    Enjoy learning and meeting new people

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  • debbie boatwright

    July 12th, 2016

    i use to work at k&m beauty supply store stocking maintance &retail

    Reply
  • Lynda

    November 6th, 2016

    Working with your team being helpful

    Reply
  • Cristal

    July 13th, 2017

    Hello I am interested in working as a Buyer and or Designer in San Francisco Area. I live in Northern California.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    July 18th, 2017

    Hi!

    We’re excited to hear that you’re interested in becoming a part of #TeamTarget! Find current openings and information about the application process here: target.com/careers.

    Thanks,
    ET

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