I'm applying for a job with a large company that uses an online application system. I found the opening through a discussion group specific to the (small) field - posted by the department director himself, not HR. It had a description and said "Go to the website and search job number xxx."
Not sure if that means 1) "There's more information there, and you can apply through it" or 2) "Apply there. It's a large company and it has to be done that way" I did apply online, but I am afraid of it getting lost or at least severely delayed in the black hole of HR.
Would it be inappropriate to ALSO directly email my resume to the director? I don't want it to seem like I am directly ignoring his (unclear) instructions to (maybe?) apply through the website (?).