Good article in the WSJ about over-eager job searchers.
Some career books tell you to jump in with both feet. No answer to an email or snail mail resume? Just show up in person.
But as this article points out, companies evaluate you on whether you will be a good team member. If you’re showing up without an appointment, will you barge into someone else’s office uninvited? If you send a gift to a manager in hopes of getting an interview, will you try to buy your way to get what you want from the corporation?