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Top 30 Target Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
How can I trust you not to steal?
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Question 2 of 30
Do you have any friends or relatives that work at Target?
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There's no right or wrong answer here -- just be honest with the interviewer! If you have had a friend or relative who works or worked at Target, let the interviewer know what a positive experience they had and that they have wonderful things to say about their time at Target. If you don't know anyone who's worked at Target, that's okay, too! You can talk about some of your experience as a Target customer instead, or describe your impression of the Target team-members you've encountered as a shopper.

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"My sister was a part-time worker at Target during her senior year of high school, and she loved it! She always came home from work with stories about her coworkers and customers, and she seemed really excited about all of the great experience she was getting."
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"I don't know anyone who has worked at Target, but I've been a dedicated Target shopper for years! I love that it's a one-stop shop for everything I need from fashion to gift-giving. I've always been impressed with the Target employees I've spoken to -- they always have cheerful, helpful attitudes."
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Question 3 of 30
Why should we not hire you?
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Don't give the interviewer a reason not to hire you! Tell them that you're excited about being a member of the Target family; that you love the product, mission, and aesthetic of the Target brand; and that you are a customer-focused worker who would be a great team-member. Confidently tell the interviewer that there is no reason not to hire you!

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"I think I would be an excellent member of the Target family! I love meeting new people and helping them find what they're looking for, and I'm excited about the opportunity to work on a team. Target is a wonderful organization: I've always loved being a Target customer, and I would love to transition to a Target employee!"
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"My job experience has really prepared me to be an excellent addition to the Target team. Over the last several years, I've honed my organization and and strategy skills, as well as my interpersonal skills -- all of the things that make a great Target team-member. As you can see from my employment record, once I find a great job, I stay at the company for the long-haul. Target is a company whose mission, goals, and aesthetic I stand behind."
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Question 4 of 30
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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The interviewer wants to know that they are making an investment and that you want to be part of the Target family for the long-term. If you're a student, let the interviewer know about your plans during school and after graduation. Describe your ambitions, education and career goals, and what you want your life to be like in five years. Think about how your career at Target can help you meet your goals. If you're not a student, share some of your goals and maybe some of your previous work experience. Chart a course for your future that includes career advancement with Target -- maybe even describe how you plan to advance in the company and receive potential promotions!

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"As I work on my degree in Business, I believe experience at Target at any level would prepare me for success in my future. I really appreciate the way that Target has always run their business, and I'm inspired by the different ways I could put what I'm learning in the classroom into action as a member of the Target team. In five years, once my degree is completed, I'm hopeful that I will have proved myself to be a hard, dedicated worker who wants to learn -- and that I'll be prepared to move up in the company."
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"I've spent the last couple of decades as a stay-at-home-mom, and I would be so thrilled to rejoin the workforce as a team-member at Target. Wrangling kids and their various, complicated schedules has really honed my organizational skills, which I believe sets me up for success in the retail world. In five years, I would love to be in some kind of leadership role. I love managing people, discovering what they're best at, and setting them up for success as well -- that's probably the mom in me! I hope to prove my merits as a leader at Target so that in five years, I've proven I can handle the responsibilities of being a team leader or a manager."
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Question 5 of 30
How well do you handle customer complaints?
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Question 6 of 30
Why do you think you will like working at Target?
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Question 7 of 30
Have you ever called off from work before?
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Question 8 of 30
How would you deal with an angry customer while you were busy completing tasks?
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Question 9 of 30
Name your three best qualities.
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Question 10 of 30
What would you do if a coworker asked you to help them steal?
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Author of Target Answers and Questions

Jordan Henry
Jordan Henry is a technical and creative writer working in Chattanooga. She has worked as a career developer and freelance resume/cover letter builder for the last ten years. You can find her on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-henry-81539072/
First written on: 02/24/2014
Last modified on: 07/06/2018

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Question 11 of 30
How would your references describe you?
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Question 12 of 30
Have you ever helped someone else achieve their goal or better themselves? If so, how?
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Question 13 of 30
Do you need a job at Target, or are you just working for fun?
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Question 14 of 30
Do you prefer working in a team environment or alone?
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Question 15 of 30
What are some of your weaknesses?
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Question 16 of 30
Describe an instance when you did not have enough time to complete all assigned tasks. How did you prioritize?
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Question 17 of 30
Tell me about a time you had to be a leader. What was the outcome?
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Question 18 of 30
Why do you feel you will be better suited for this job than the other applicants?
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Question 19 of 30
Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a customer.
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Question 20 of 30
What is your best personal trait?
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Question 21 of 30
How do you expect to make a difference at Target?
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Question 22 of 30
How often are you late for your responsibilities, such as school or work?
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Question 23 of 30
Tell me about your experience working in retail.
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Question 24 of 30
Would you say you are a sociable person?
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Question 25 of 30
Describe a time when you disliked company rules in a previous job.
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Question 26 of 30
What do you know about Target?
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Question 27 of 30
How would you handle an unruly customer?
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Question 28 of 30
Have you ever goofed off, played pranks, or planned surprises in the classroom or in past jobs?
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Question 29 of 30
When was the last time you contributed to a team effort, and what was your role?
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Question 30 of 30
Have you ever been faced with enforcing a company policy that you did not agree with? How did you handle it?
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About Target

Target Corporation (Target) operates Target general merchandise stores with an assortment of general merchandise and food items. During the fiscal year ended January 30, 2010 (fiscal 2009), the Target stores also included a deeper food assortment, including perishables and an offering of dry, dairy and frozen items. In addition, the Company operates SuperTarget stores with a line of food and general merchandise items. Target.com offers an assortment of general merchandise, including various items found in its stores and a complementary assortment, such as extended sizes and colors, sold only online. It operates in two segments: Retail and Credit Card. The Retail segment includes all of its merchandising operations, including its general merchandise and food discount stores in the United States and its integrated online business. The Credit Card segment offers credit to qualified guests through its branded credit cards, the Target Visa and the Target Card (collectively, REDcards).

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