Asked by Angela on May 19, 2017
Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on May 19, 2017
YES, it is OK. In fact, it shows initiative which is an attribute admired by many hiring managers. If there is nothing available, there is a chance that a hiring manager or recruiter would be impressed enough to pass your resume on to a colleague who could use your skills and knowledge. Being proactive can definitely be more effective than applying for jobs. Go for it!
Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on May 22, 2017
Yes, this is something we see pretty often. Companies today are very much about the online application process, however, so I would not recommend doing one or the other. I would suggest sending an email, letting the employer know what you're interested in, and then letting them know you'll keep up to date on their open positions and apply to anything you see as a fit. You could also link to this person on LinkedIn to make it a bit more personable, if you wanted.