Careers FAQs

Find answers to your questions about applying for jobs at Target.

Applying for a position

I'm already a Target team member, where do I apply?

If you are a current team member, partner with your HR contact or leader to start the process. Login to Workday, select the “Career” app from the home page, then “Careers at Target – Current Job Openings” to view and apply for job opportunities. Be sure to apply via the internal career site and upload your Talent Card to your application. 

How does a current Target team member refer me for a role?

If you see a position you feel is a great fit for you and you know a current Target team member who can speak to your qualifications, they can refer you as a candidate for the role before you apply. Once they have completed their referral steps, you’ll receive an email with a link to the job description. For your referral to process, you must use the provided link and the same email address at which you received the email to create your candidate profile and apply for the role. 

Do I have to apply with a resume or a Curriculum Vitae (CV)? What about applying using my LinkedIn profile?

A resume or CV is not required to apply for positions, but highly encouraged. You may choose to upload documents (e.g., resumes, CVs, letters of recommendation, references and cover letters) during the application process. You also have the option to apply using information from your LinkedIn profile. 

Can I apply for multiple jobs?

Yes, you can apply for more than one role at a time and use the same candidate profile. However, we do recommend that you apply only for those roles that align with your experience and interests.

What happens after I apply for a position? How do I check the status of my application?

Immediately after you apply for a position, you will receive email confirmation of submission. You can monitor the status of your application by logging into your Candidate Homepage and selecting from your current applications under “My Applications.” From the Candidate Home you can view the status of your application, take action on pending tasks or update your information via Account Settings.

How do I make a request for reasonable accommodation?

Target will make accommodations for requests on a case-by-case basis. Store and supply chain candidates should reach out to the specific store or supply chain facility directly to ask about assistance with the application process and other accommodation requests. All other candidates should work with your recruiter or contact Guest Relations at +1-800-440-0680. 

How can I prepare for my phone screen or interview?

Target relies largely on behavior-based interviewing to assess the knowledge and skills needed for most roles. In this style of interview, the interviewer asks for specific examples of how you have performed or responded in a particular situation or how you would handle a similar business problem in the future. Practice explaining professional experiences and challenges where you took actions to achieve a desired outcome. Consider any relevant skills, people, processes, timelines or regulations that would facilitate success in this role. 

For more ideas to help you prepare, check out these tips from our recruiters or our Interview Prep Guide

Is a background check required as part of my application?

All Target job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of our pre-employment screening process, which includes a background check. The background check is initiated after you have accepted your conditional job offer and is managed by our vendor, Accurate Background. If you have questions about the results of your background check, contact Accurate Background directly at +1-855-581-0580. 

Is a drug test required as part of my application?

In accordance with Target’s Drug Free Workplace (DFW) Policy, certain roles may require a mandatory drug screen as a condition of employment. If the role you’ve received an offer for requires a drug screen, you will be notified at the time of offer and be prompted with next steps during the screening process. The drug screen must be completed within 24 hours of accepting your job offer. Failure to complete a required drug screen in the allotted time may result in the withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.  

Drug screens are managed by our vendor, Accurate Background.  You will complete your screening either at a testing location near you or on-site at your future work location. Be prepared to provide your government issued photo ID to confirm your identity when you arrive for a drug screen. 

If you have questions about the results of your drug screen, contact Accurate Background directly at +1-855-581-0580. 

Will you notify me when a job I applied to has been filled?

When you are no longer in consideration for a role you applied to, typically you’ll be contacted via email or directly from the recruiter. If for some reason you have not heard from us for several weeks about a role, we may have moved forward with other candidates for that position. You can check the status of your application by logging into your Candidate Homepage. We encourage you to keep an eye out for future opportunities and apply again when a role matches your experience and interests. We’ll also keep your resume on file and reach out if we think you may be a good fit for other jobs.

I recently applied or interviewed for a job and wasn’t selected. May I reapply?

If you were not selected for a particular role, you may always reapply to a similar or alternate role at any time. However, due to application system limitations, you may not be able to reapply to the same specific position for which you were previously not selected for up to one year after being turned down from the position. We do recommend that you apply only for those roles that align with your experience and interests. 

How do I learn about future openings?

If you’d like to be notified of new job openings that match your interests, sign up for our job alerts. You’ll be able to select your preferences and receive an email when a role is available in your area of interest. Our recruiters are also able to perform searches based on the information provided in your candidate profile, so it’s important to keep this updated. You can update your profile, including contact information, by logging into your Candidate Homepage at any time. If your experience matches what our recruiters are looking for, they may contact you. 

Issues with an application

How do I reset my password?

If you need to reset your password, navigate to the login page, select “Forgot Password” below the login and follow the prompts. Note: If you haven’t created your candidate profile, either follow the steps provided in the email you received regarding your application or select “Create Account.” 

My account is locked. What can I do to unlock it?

After 10 failed login attempts, the system will automatically lock your account. Select “Forgot Password” and follow the prompts to reset your password. 

What if my sign-in email address is no longer active?

For accurate records, update your email address and other important details in your candidate profile. Login to your Candidate Homepage with your old email address and navigate to “Account Settings,” by clicking on your email in the top right corner, to update your email address. If you do not remember the email address used to create your profile, create a new account with an active email.

Can I create another candidate profile with a different email address?

If you already have a candidate profile in our system, it is not necessary to create a new profile. You can apply for other roles using the same candidate profile. If you’re no longer using the same email address and/or do not remember your password, refer to the instructions above to update your email address or reset your password.  

How do I view my offer letter after accepting a position?

Log into your Candidate Homepage and navigate to the “My Tasks” section of the page. Select the “Completed” tab, and you will see the link to “Review Conditional Offer.” That will take you back to the original offer.

Self-scheduling an appointment

How do I use the self-scheduling feature?

Some positions or recruiters may leverage a tool to assist in scheduling phone screens, in-person interviews, and/or mandatory drug screens. If you are invited to use this feature, you will receive an email notifying you of the task. The email will direct you to your Candidate Homepage, where you’ll find the pending task as indicated by a blue “Start” button. Select the task and choose from a list of available dates and times, then select “OK.” You’ll then receive a confirmation email including all necessary details. 

What if no dates or times work for me?

If you don’t see an available date or time that works for your schedule, select the “No Dates or Times Work for Me” button. Your recruiter will reach out with alternate options or next steps. 

For store applicants: If you require further assistance, contact the store you applied to directly. 

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?

If you need to reschedule an appointment that you scheduled using the self-schedule feature, first navigate to your Candidate Homepage. Select your upcoming appointment from “My Scheduled Events,” then follow the prompts to either cancel or reschedule your appointment. If you require assistance, please contact one of the following resources:

Stores applicants: Call or visit the store you applied to

Other applicants: Contact your recruiter directly

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