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 the 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 to the Location field will be recorded on the Details tab in the candidate's profile.


To filter candidates on jobs where you have access, click the All Candidates tab on the navigation bar and expand Location from the filter panel on the left-hand side.



From the Location panel, use the Location Radius dropdown menu to select the search radius around your desired location. Users can select between 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100 miles around a selected city. 

Use the Location field to input a city.


The candidate list will automatically filter by these criteria.