Sunday, November 2, 2008

How to really ace your Target Interview

Well, the time has finally come for the real post about acing your interview at Target. This is not a joke this time, and I will truly try and give you some helpful tips and advice. Alright, you are sitting here right now, thinking "I have an interview at Target, what do I do now"?. My position is this, if I was able to do it, then so can you. Also, just remember that its only Target. If you don't get this job, there will be plenty of other interviews at other stores. So don't lose too much sleep over it.

Alright, I don't want to make this long and boring, so I'll just go over some basic stuff. First of all, dress nice and don't be late. You don't need anything fancy, all I wore were some pants and a blue collared shirt. Don't be the person who comes into the interview in baggy jeans and a T-shirt, and a bout an hour late. That's what one guy did and I didn't see him after that.

Obviously, you are stressing most over the interview itself and the types of questions that will be asked of you. Many of the questions are similar to those you had to answer on the computer during the application process, but in an open ended format. The interviewer reads a question, and you have to answer as best you can. This may seem a bit scary at first, but hey, if I was able to pull some stuff out of my ass, so can you. A lot of the questions are pretty basic:

  • How did you deal with a problem
  • Many times I was asked to recall some sort of situation, and how you dealt with it
  • A question on why you applied for the job
  • Some workplace situations
The thing to remember is just to use your common sense and take your time in coming up with an answer. Look the interviewer in the eyes when speaking, and just use a conversational tone. Appear confident and friendly(remember Targets moto, "fast, fun and friendly") and you should be fine. And as always, just relax. The interviewer is a human, just like you, and won't harm you in any way.

It may be best to apply during the holiday season, because of the extra help that's always needed. The downside to that is you might not be able to keep the job, because it is considered seasonal.

And one more thing, just in case you are wondering, yes, you do have to take a drug test.

Alright, hope that helps, and good luck in your job endeavors.


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