So this is the strangest interview process I’ve ever experienced and I’ve no idea whether I’m going to get a call back, I need to keep looking, or somewhere in between.
First off, I’d like to thank everyone for the advice on ditching the tie.
Even in slacks and an open neck dress shirt, I was the best dressed person in the store…
I will start with the clown who was working the service desk.
He was maybe 20, long, shaggy hair, shaggy beard, wearing khakis and a polo that looked like he’d slept in them, with his shirttail hanging out.
He took me over to the computer to do the assessment and asked me if I needed any help.
Surely you jest, is what I wanted to say.
In his defense, he was very polite, even after he found out I was there for an interview and not a customer, he was still, yes, sir, no, sir, etc. and with the computer assessment he was probably just doing what he’s been told to.
I did the computer assessment and then he told me to go have a seat over in their Starbucks and somebody would be to get me for an interview.
From there, I first met a guy who seemed like an absolute prick, also wearing khakis that looked like he’d slept in them, with his shirttail hanging out and told me that somebody would be with me in a few minutes.
So, I was sitting in their little Starbucks thing and there were three employees on break/lunch, I don’t know which but they were all three wearing what seems to be the standard uniform of, pants and shirt you slept in, with your shirttail hanging out.
I did take the advice offered here and got to the interview early. Interview was supposed to be at 10:30, I got there about 10:15, I had the assessment done by 10:30 and it was about 10:45 by the time they came to get me for the interview.
When this woman came to get me for the interview, I thought she was just a flunky. Somebody dressed like that could not possibly be in a hiring manager position at a store as big as Target.
I didn’t much like her, but she seemed to be really impressed by me.
What I applied for was a cashier/customer service kind of job, but I can do a lot more than that and I told her that.
Her response was something to the effect of, yes, I can see that.
I told her some of what I did at my last job, which was the assistant manager at a convenience store and she was like, that’s exactly what we’re looking for.
From there, we moved on to the second interview, with a woman I did like.
She was about my age, attractive, professional, actually had her shirt tucked in, etc. but she acted like I was just wasting her time.
Yeah, we talked and cut up a bit, but at the same time, she seemed like she wanted to get it over with.
I’m hoping she was just busy with something else that I didn’t know about but I don’t really know.
I was told something to the effect of, we’re doing our seasonal hiring, we’re interviewing a lot of people, we’ll be in touch in a week or so, etc.
So, as I said, I’m not sure if I should wait for a callback, keep looking, or somewhere in between.
Oh and if they don't hire me, or at least call me back for a follow up interview, that's going to be REALLY depressing.
Especially given what I saw working there.