Step 1 – Determine if you are eligible to be hired by Target
The first step in getting hired by Target is to determine whether you have a shot at getting the job. There are a few felonies that will make you 100% ineligible to be hired.
Ineligible types of felonies
Before we get started it is important to note that Target will not hire you if you have certain types of felonies. There is nothing you can do to change their mind. These felonies include the following: felony assault, any type of sex offense, armed robbery, or robbery.
If you have any of these conviction in your background, I suggest you check out my page about high paying jobs for felons to look at other options. In addition to that skip down to the portion of this article titled “Location of the Target store” because that information may help you since some states limit how far background checks can go.
Moderate types of felonies
These types of felony convictions make it hard for you to get hired by Target, but it is not impossible. The more time that has passed since you have completed your sentence then the better.
These types of felonies include the following: theft, shoplifting, forgery, grand theft, theft be deception and theft of services. If you have any of these convictions, I suggest you move forward with applying to Target but do not get your hopes up.
Easiest types of felonies
Any felonies related to drugs, particularly possession or DUI are easier for Target to overlook. When you combine this with the other information in this guide then it becomes very possible for Target to hire you.
Location of the Target store you are applying at
The Location of the target store that you are applying at will also make a big difference. Some states limit how far back they can go back when they run your background check.
Twelve states do not allow any felony conviction information older than seven years to be reported. The seven years starts from your release date in most states.
- New Hampshire*
- New York *
- Texas *
(* exceptions based on pay/salary)
You can find more information on 7-year background check states here.