The only skill you need really is the desire to learn the locations of items at the store. I came in with literally no experience with department stores but they trained me in everything I needed to know. Being in good shape helps too.
To succeed as a Flow Team Member at Target, you’ll need to be flexible, be able to combine working quickly with working carefully, and be willing to walk and lift continually throughout a shift. Many Target stores have Flow Team hours that are either very early morning (my shift was usually about 4:30 AM to 12:00 PM) or overnight (a friend of mine worked from 10:30 PM to 5:00 AM at his store). These hours not only require you to be flexible in getting to the store during non-business hours, but they can cause you to have to shift your whole life schedule around as well. The Flow Team position is also a continuous balance between quick work and careful work. While working quickly does enable the Flow Team to clean up the store in preparation for customers, mistakes can be more prone to happen at that fast pace. You want to make sure you are doing the job quickly, but you don’t want to sacrifice accuracy. The Flow Team position is also very physically demanding. If you’re “Throwing” the truck, that means you’re in the truck lifting every single box that comes out of the truck and gets stocked in the store. If you’re “on the line,” you could be lifting boxes, organizing palettes, and working palette jacks. After the truck is fully unloaded, the Flow Team then moves throughout the store, moving everything to its final destination on the shelves. This requires a lot of walking, kneeling, and consistent lifting. If you work overnight and don’t have direct customer contact, you can wear whatever you want (so I’ve been told), but if you work when the store is open, you’ll be doing all of those things in your red and khakis. You should feel like you had a good workout at the end of your shift, and you got paid for it!