How to find a Person’s Exact ZIP Code Using LinkedIn Recruiter

Have you ever been frustrated with not knowing exactly where someone is located on LinkedIn? Perhaps you wanted someone from the east side of San Francisco Bay, but didn’t trust the radius search? A common problem with a simple solution! Did you know that, with LinkedIn Recruiter, you can find out exactly what zip code someone lives in (or at least what they put into LinkedIn)?

Just as a note: I have only been able to verify this using LinkedIn Recruiter. This does not work with a free LinkedIn Account, and I do not have access to any of the other LinkedIn paid accounts.

There are two ways you can find someone’s ZIP code, using LinkedIn Recruiter.


1) Hover over the Location information, so in this case hover over “Greater New York City Area.” As you do that, you should see a link at the bottom which will look something like this:


As you can see, it clearly shows you that this person lives in the 06902 ZIP code!

2. Click on the location, “Greater New York City Area” and it will bring you to an advanced search page like this:

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Knowing how to narrow in on your search is will help you find the right candidate in the right area. If you use a different LinkedIn paid account, please test this for me and let me know if it works!

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Randy Bailey, CPSP-2, PHR, is a Career Consumer Insights and Analytics sourcing professional currently working on contract within Corporate America and has been a 2 time finalist for the Grand Master Challenge in 2013 & 2014. He has nearly a decade of experience working in both a corporate setting and for a small retained employment consulting company as both a senior researcher and sourcer. He loves the thrill of the hunt, playing with Data and experimenting with the latest tools and tricks while also staying grounded in the basics. You can find Randy on Twitter orLinkedin.



7 Comments on “How to find a Person’s Exact ZIP Code Using LinkedIn Recruiter

  1. Randy, nice find — that’s a useful tip when you have a LI profile for someone with a common name and you want a home phone – now you can populate specific town, state and zipcode in any of the online people lookup tools, which helps insure you have the right person among multiple choice.

  2. Hi Randy, I tried this on LinkedIn recruiter twice – once even with my own name. I couldn’t get it to work. They may have locked it down now (?), but thanks anyway!

      1. We can’t get it to work in Recruiter. When you hover over the city there is no highlight and nothing in the lower status bar. Are we missing something?

  3. Thanks for this info. Just shared this post and someone responded by trying it with their LI Recruiter Lite account, but it didn’t work for them.

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