/ Asked by Emily
Is it OK to email companies asking for a job, even if they don't have any positions posted? If yes,what's the best way to go about that?
Answered by Ashlyn, Hiring Expert at Worthington Industries, on Monday, March 5, 2018
Hello! Yes. This is certainly acceptable, however, most companies don't post names of employees on their careers site. Some companies have a Email Us link where you can submit questions, or provide a resume. I would suggest rather than emailing a company, to do some research out on LinkedIn and identify one or two people to reach out to. These people can be in HR or within the field that you're hoping to get into. I would reach out more as a networking opportunity than you asking for a job. Explain your background and excitement to work for the organization and ask if they'd be open to answering a few questions for you. Good luck!
Answered by Alisha, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I would not necessarily email the company asking for a position. I would approach it a little differently. If there is a company you are interested in and the work they do, then I would email your resume to them and introduce yourself. Tell them what type of position you would be interested in and your qualifications/skills. I would also keep an eye on the open positions they have that you might be interested in when they come available.
Answered by Phil, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on Thursday, March 8, 2018
Hi there - I would agree and rather than "ask for a job", treat this as more of a networking opportunity. Reach out to some folks at the company you're looking at, especially those within the field you're trying to enter. Professional conferences are often a great way to meet with and network with people like this in a casual and informal way. I also like to utilize LinkedIn as much as I can. Best of luck! -Phil
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