careers FAQs

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

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applying for a position

  • How does a current Target team member refer me for a role? : minimize panel

    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.

  • Can I apply for multiple jobs? : minimize panel

    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.

  • How do I make a request for reasonable accommodation? : minimize panel

    Target will make accommodations for requests on a case-by-case basis. Store and distribution center candidates should reach out to the specific store or distribution center 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 should I prepare for my phone screen or interview? : minimize panel

    Target relies largely on behavior-based interviewing 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. Answers to behavior-based interview questions should follow a standard Situation Behavior Outcome format whereby you describe the past situation, the behavior you displayed to resolve the situation and the outcome caused by your behavior.

    For more ideas to help you prepare, check out these tips from our recruiters.

  • Is a background check required as part of my application? : minimize panel

    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, CareerBuilder. If you have questions about the results of your background check, contact CareerBuilder directly at 855.581.0580.

  • Is a drug test required as part of my application? : minimize panel

    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, CareerBuilder, and completed at Target’s expense. 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 CareerBuilder directly at 855.581.0580.

  • Will you notify me when a job I applied to has been filled? : minimize panel

    You should generally receive word when you are no longer in consideration for a role you applied to – either by 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 role. You can check the status of your application by logging into your Candidate Home page. 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 additional roles.

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

    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? : minimize panel

    If you’d like to be notified of new job openings that match your interests, sign up for 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 up-to-date. You can update your profile, including contact information, by logging into your Candidate Home page 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? : minimize panel

    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 did not yet create your candidate profile, either follow the steps provided in the email you received regarding your application or select “Create Account.”

  • What if my sign-in email address is no longer active? : minimize panel

    For accurate records, update your email address and other important details in your candidate profile. Login to your Candidate Home page with your old email address and navigate to “Account Settings” 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 or contact Guest Relations at 1.800.440.0680 for additional support.

  • Can I create another candidate profile with a different email address? : minimize panel

    If you already have a candidate profile in our system, it is not necessary to create a new profile. You can apply to additional roles using the same candidate profile. If you are 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. Contact Guest Relations at 1.800.440.0680 for additional support.

self-scheduling an appointment

  • How do I use the self-scheduling feature? : minimize panel

    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 take action from your Candidate Home page, where you’ll find the pending task as indicated by a yellow exclamation point. 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? : minimize panel

    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.

    For distribution center applicants scheduling a drug screen: Please note that mandatory drug screens must be completed within 24 hours of accepting your job offer. Failure to complete a drug screen in this time may result in withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment. If you require assistance finding a time that works for you, contact us at 1.800.394.1885.

  • What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment? : minimize panel

    If you need to reschedule an appointment that you scheduled using the self-schedule feature, first navigate to your Candidate Home page. 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
    • Headquarters applicants: Contact your recruiter directly
    • Distribution center applicants: Call us at 1.800.394.1885

    For distribution center applicants: Please note that mandatory drug screens must be completed within 24 hours of accepting your job offer. Failure to complete a drug screen in this time may result in withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.