With stores in all 50 states in the U.S., Target Corporation is one of the biggest retailers in the country. Target is known for celebrating diversity and representing the surrounding communities with its employees. The company values different backgrounds and experiences, and is constantly seeking applicants with strong ties to the community, volunteer experience, and a positive attitude.
Below are helpful tips and information on applying to Target.
Target allows candidates to apply online in the comfort of their homes, or by filling out a printable PDF application form
Applicants for corporate or office positions must submit a resume through the Target website
Those seeking in-store roles, from entry-level to management, can also go to a local Target and use the kiosk to fill out and submit an application
Minimum Age Requirement
All Target applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Anyone seeking employment at a Target distribution center must be at least 18.
The Target website advises candidates that the application process may take 45 minutes to complete. If you're applying online, make sure you can dedicate that time to complete the application process
You must be at least 16 years old (18 years old for distribution centers) and have legal proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Prior to filling out the application, be ready and have the following information handy
When you click to start, the Target application site will direct you to a screen where you can search for jobs.
All applicants must consent to a drug screening and background check
Expect to answer questions regarding your family’s use of food stamps, welfare, and Social Security Income. The application will also ask about veteran and disability statuses
The applicant questionnaire is a 50-question personality test that helps hiring managers determine if a candidate will mesh well with the Target family. Take your time filling out this section — answer honestly and let your personality shine through. This is the first opportunity you will have to show the hiring manager that your ethics, beliefs, and values align with the company's.
A college education is not required for employment at Target, although many of the Team Leads have college degrees
Working at Target usually requires a considerable amount of interaction with customers and coworkers. If you aren’t great with people, you probably won’t enjoy it
Target employees are required to wear khaki pants or skirts with red shirts. The shirt can be a polo shirt, t-shirt, hoody, or sweater; the only requirement is that it is fully red
Employees must be friendly and physically able to stand, bend, climb up and down ladders, and frequently lift or move merchandise up to 40 pounds
Target expects employees to work assigned shifts, which can fall outside of normal daytime hours. This employer may not be able to accommodate daycare hours or other scheduling dependencies