Did you know the compelling creative work at Target stores and on our website have an India connection? We have more than 200 team members in Bangalore who help develop innovative and world-class campaigns for Target. From art directors to copywriters, we have a super-creative team that works as an extension of the marketing team in Minneapolis.
As a senior recruiter at Target India, I hire diverse talent for various businesses. For us, diversity is not just a buzzword. It’s about realizing the potential that a group of people from various backgrounds can bring to the table.
Late last year, I was given the task of recruiting a 3D specialist. Someone with the knowledge, expertise and the skills to replace real-time photography with 3D software. At first, I was looking for candidates across the country (India). In my pursuit to promote inclusivity and hire the best talent, I started exploring other geographies. It was the first time I tried this approach and it was one of my best experiences at Target. It helped build my network as a recruiter and I soon started connecting with candidates from Singapore, Malaysia, Iran, U.S. and Italy.
After a thorough screening and interview process, we hired Gustavo, a Brazilian native with a passion for football. Trust me, this did not happen overnight. Numerous calls and e-mails were exchanged and he was soon ready to join us. What got him really interested was when I told him what he could expect from a cultural, social and learning perspective. Today, we have among us a team member from halfway across the world, working with the marketing team in India. Gustavo leads a group of designers and is helping build world-class 3D images for Target.
I’ve been with Target for 5 years and have always enjoyed the freedom to try new ideas. And, this is exactly why I love my job! Apart from recruitment, I also get to contribute to areas that I’m passionate about. We are always encouraged to bring our ideas to life and that’s the secret of my success as a recruiter.