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Filter Candidates by Location


Greenhouse Recruiting's candidate location field allows candidates to include their current location as part of their job application. This information can be useful for your organization if your recruiters want to target prospects and candidates within your ideal geographic region. In this article, we will cover:


Enable Candidate Location Field on Existing Job Post

Note: Only users with Site Admin permission levels or Job Admin permission levels who can create, edit, and delete job posts can enable the candidate location field on a job post.

In order for he candidate location filter to work properly, the field must be enabled on at least one job post (either Optional or Required). This will allow candidates to input their location so your organization can subsequently search by this criteria. 

Click the All Jobs tab on the navigation bar and select a job from the subsequent list.


Click Job Setup and navigate to Job Posts on the left-hand panel.


Select a job post from the subsequent list and click the Edit icon edit.png inline with the job post name. 


From the Edit Your Job Post page, navigate to the Basic Application Information panel and toggle the Location field to either Optional or Required.

Navigate to the bottom of the page and click Save when finished.


The location field will be available (or required) for candidates to fill in when they apply to the job.



Filter Candidates by Location





Candidate responses will be recorded on their Details tab and can be edited by Job or Site Admins. For any candidates already in your pipeline, their recruiters can go back and add in this information retroactively.

Now that you've recorded your candidates' locations, you'll want to search for people nearby! On the left side of the Candidates tab, scroll down near the bottom of the list of filters. You'll have the option to search for any location and change the distance filter to Within 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 miles of a given city.