Should I use the apply online feature or can I use the email address in the posting?
If you are a member, we always, always, always recommend that you use the "apply online" feature of the membership. When you use the apply online button, the application is sent directly to the employer, and we can track it to ensure that it is delivered correctly. Our system is whitelisted with many employers to make sure your resume actually gets to the employer.
When you use the email address, i.e. Jobemail@example.com, it is sent through a 30-step filtration process to weed out spam, illegitimate applications etc. so there is a possibility of it getting caught in one of the filters. We block over 100,000 emails per month, and while the vast majority of it is spam, unfortunately, legit resumes do get caught in there every day (a very small number).
When you use the online application system, we track the application in your application history. If there is any reason it doesn't reach the employer, we can resend on your behalf or let you know it didn't go through. If you send via your own email program, we have no ability to track what you have sent.
When a posting is in the "member only" area, we do not show the email address so you must use the apply online feature.