The worst thing you can do after submitting your Target application is to sit at home and wait patiently by the phone hoping a company representative will call you back to set up an interview. Now is the time to take control of your destiny and you can do this by following up on your application. Every now and then someone gets lucky and gets a call back from the company merely days after the application online has been sent but this is not the the norm, and if you do not take action you may be lost in the shuffle of hundreds if not thousands of job applicants hoping to search for and find Target jobs in your area.
The first thing you should automatically do before you even submit an application for any desired position is to look over their careers web site and figure out what position interests you and matches your qualifications. Don’t worry too much if you don’t possess all the necessary qualifications listed. If you are hoping for a certain position and you believe you can carry it through and perform the job well even though you don’t necessarily have the exact qualifications they are asking for, put in for that position. You may be in the right place at the right time and it does not hurt to try. At the same time, you may also find out that you may qualify for a slightly lesser position for the time being and it may interest you in taking that position for career advancement.
Once you know what you are after, research the type of questions they are usually asking during the interview process. You will be so much more prepared and have a much better chance at getting hired if you know what to expect during the interview. After you submit your application for Target and you are waiting for a response, continue practicing how you will answer the different types of questions you have researched. Preparation is everything during a job interview and this is where most people fail regardless of their credentials.
If no one has called you back within a week, it’ time to visit the Target in your area and ask to speak to management regarding your online application. Don’t be afraid to approach them. Keep in mind that your skills will benefit them in the long run should they choose you. What’s the worst that can happen here, anyway? You can introduce yourself and make a great first impression, let them know you are highly interested and motivated to have a chance to become part of their team, and ask if they can direct you to any further guidance on how to proceed. You may very well impress them which will make your application move that much faster! A Target application may be rendered worthless sometimes if you don’t take initiative in following up and doing everything you can to get noticed.