I have been getting your newsletter for a couple of years. I do love it and have gotten a couple of great jobs. I was just wondering if there is another way of having some of the jobs listed give alternate address, especially if they have you contact their jobs through craigslist. I really am a big fan of craigslist but I can never seem to get an email to go to those. It always comes back as undeliverable.
Tiffany (in comments)
Glad you’ve gotten some jobs through my list. I always like to hear that.
I’m surprised you’re getting undeliverable email on the craigslist ads. I respond to some of the ads and I don’t think I’ve ever had one returned as undeliverable, certainly not many. A couple of things occur to me:
- Be sure you respond the same day as the job is posted or no later than the next day. Employers tell me they often get so many responses they take down the ad which would make the email undeliverable. The easy way is to simply click on the listing again when you’re ready to respond to make sure it’s still up.
- I assume you’re actually clicking on the email listed at the top of the ad (in most cases) and letting it bring up your email program. That’s how I do it. If you’re not, it may be something is happening when you copy and paste the email address.
I guess I should also point out that I have absolutely no control over the ads on craigslist or any other organization. If their email doesn’t work I won’t even know that unless I happen to apply for the job myself. I don’t research these jobs. I just post ’em.
I can’t think what else might be the problem.