What are some entry-level jobs?
Target is a growing company, which is a testament to the value customers place in them. In just three months, the number of shoppers in their stores increased by three percent. More shoppers means they need more employees.
So, what kind of jobs can you expect at Target? If you look at their employment page, you will likely always find postings for positions such as the following:
- Sales floor members
- Food service assistant
- Logistics team (shelf stocking)
- Electronics department member
- Beauty team member
For these jobs, you can expect light labor, like cleaning, stocking shelves and getting the shopping carts out of the parking lot. Most of these entry-level positions do not require a high level of education, though you should always highlight your skills on the initial application and in an interview.
Does this sound like something you want to do? More importantly, does it sound like something you can do? Remember, there’s always room for growth. You are building your resume just by being employed.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
One of the best ways to get a job at Target with a felony is to show you would make an excellent team member from the moment you show up. Get online and explore the positions you are interested in applying for, then get your resume together.
We’ve put together an excellent guide to building a resume for former offenders put their best foot forward. Read it here.
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t have experience in this area. Get creative. What jobs did you hold in prison that can translate to real-world skills? Dorm jobs, librarians, kitchen workers, clerks, and more, are all positions that have given you valuable skills.
Think about the things you can put on a resume after working those jobs:
- Organizational skills
- Excellent time management skills
- Kitchen work experience (for Target’s food services)
Choose the store you want to apply for and go there in person. Yes, you can apply online, but getting face-to-face with the person who will be hiring you is always better. When you show up, be positive and upbeat. Make sure you are well-dressed and groomed.
You don’t want a manager’s first thought to be, “I bet they did time.” You want them to think, “I want this person on my team.”
We could not find any information regarding Target’s tattoo policy. So, if you went a little crazy with the prison tats, cover them up the best you can when you first go put an application in or for an interview.
If it is getting close to a holiday, they may be looking for immediate help. If you land an interview, that is your opportunity to explain your record and let them know how much you’ve changed. Ask questions about the job you are applying for and about the company. This will show them you are interested.