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Target Interview

Target Interview

Congratulations on getting a Target Interview.

We all know interviews are stressful and that competition is intense.

However, with a little bit of preparation, you can ace the Target Store Interview.

Here we will discuss how to successfully answer Target Interview Questions.

Target Interview Questions

1) What can you tell us about Target?

  • Target is an upscale discount retailer in the U.S.
  • They have 1,834 stores in the United States and 39 distribution centers which ship items directly to stores.
  • Targets retail formats include Target Department Stores (135,000 square feet), SuperTarget (174,000 square feet), CityTarget (80,000 square feet), and Target Express (14,000 square feet to 21,000 square feet).
  • In 2015, CityTarget, and Target Express were renamed Target.
  • The headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The company was founded by George Dayton.
  • The first store opened in 1962 in the Minneapolis suburb of Roseville.
  • Their slogan is: expect more, pay less.
  • Their mission statement is to make Target your preferred shopping destination in all channels by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation, and exceptional guest experiences by consistently fulfilling our Expect More, Pay Less brand promise.
  • Their mascot is a dog named bullseye.
  • Target’s pharmacy division was acquired by CVS Health.
  • Target’s credit card is known as Target Redcard, which is issued by Target Financial Services.
  • Target Financial Services also manages Targets GiftCard Balance.
  • Target also offers the Target Debit Card.
  • Nearly all of its planned openings through 2019 are small formats, which is less than 50,000 square feet
  • In 2018, Target will sell products from Lord and Taylor on their website.

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2) Why do you want to work at Target?

  • If you are going to university or college, mention that you think Target will be a great way to pay for school.
  • State that you love the products and the service you receive at Target and, because of this, you would be proud to represent them.
  • Target is a Fortune 500 company and because of this, you feel you can learn a lot at Target.

3) Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • Target is a huge corporation so why not look at their career section and find a job you could see yourself doing in five years.  If you are willing to stay at Target for five years they will be more than willing to train you, as you are in it for the long haul.
  • If you don’t have a five-year career plan, then browse jobs on popular employment websites and find a something you would love to do in five years.

4) Why should I hire you?

  • Look at the job description you are applying for and look at the desired qualifications and required qualifications. Restate that you have these qualifications (or restate the ones that you possess).

5) What is your greatest weakness?
You want to answer this question in a way your greatest weakness does not cost you the job. Say something like:

  • When I get caught up in my work I don’t make enough time for my friends and family.
  • I work too much and I don’t take enough personal time for myself.

6) How would you deal with an upset customer?

First, I would find out what is wrong with the customer.

  • If the customer cannot find what they are looking for, I would walk them over to where the product is located and not simply point to where the product is.
  • If it is the product that they are upset with, I would see if the customer can exchange or replace it and redirect the customer to the customer service section of Target.  Tip: learn Targets Return Policy as it may help you answer this question.

Tip:  You should have a look at Target’s return policy.   Studying the return policy may help you answer this question.

7) Questions to ask when you are on a Target Interview?

  • What type of training program does Target offer?
  • What kind of career advancement can your top employers expect?
  • What are attributes of your top-performing employees?

Target Interview Attire

  • If you are interviewing for an entry-level position then dress business casual or formally.
  • If you are interviewing for a management then dress formally.

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