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 white listed with many employers to make sure your resume actually gets to the employer.
When you use the email address, i.e. Jobfirstname.lastname@example.org, 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 10,000 emails per day and while the vast majority of it is spam, unfortunately, legit resumes do get caught in there.
When you use the online application system, we track the application in your application history and 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.