How to Find Out Where Someone Works

If someone wants to hide their place of employment from you it can be a real headache trying to figure it out on your own. There are various reasons why you might need to know where someone works. Perhaps you’re trying to surprise a love interest with flowers at their desk. Maybe someone owes you money, and you’re attempting to garnish their wages through legal action.

Whatever your reasons there are several methods you can use to help you track down a person’s place of employment. Keep reading to learn more.

Dig through their social media

Of course, if the individual in question simply posted their occupation on their Facebook page or Linkedin profile, you likely wouldn’t be having difficulties. However, it’s certainly worth a shot to dig through their social media to see what you can find. The problem with relying entirely on social media alone is twofold.

First, what happens if the information was purposely deleted in an attempt to throw people off the trail? For example, a deadbeat ex-boyfriend may delete his work information from his Facebook page to avoid paying his ex-girlfriendĀ child support for the two children they have together.

Second, what if the person in question hasn’t updated their social media profiles in a long while? For all you know the work history posted on someone’s Facebook page could be several years old. That person could have moved on a long time ago, and you would never be the wiser.

Also keep in mind that snooping through a social media account may be free in terms of financial investment, but you’ll still have to invest a significant amount of time digging through pictures, comments, and various online profiles as you search for the information you need. While social media is a viable option if it’s updated regularly, it certainly can be a huge time waster.

Private Investigators (PI)

It’s hard to think in 2018 and beyond that private investigators are still relevant, but there are plenty of them out there. If you want to cut straight to the chase, you could always hire a private investigator. They’ll likely get you all the information you need. There’s one caveat, however, that you need to be aware of — private investigators aren’t cheap.

It should already be obvious that hiring a professional is going to cost much more than doing the job yourself. Some private investigators work on a retainer. That means you pay them up front before they even set foot outside of their office. Furthermore, many private investigators will only take on jobs with a minimum number of working hours to ensure they’re paid a decent amount.

You may also have to cover additional costs such as fuel, surveillance and more. In the end, you could be looking at a bill that exceeds $500 (and that’s being generous). Even if you have that kind of money laying around, that’s quite a bit just to find out where someone works.


Run an online background check

If you want information fast without wasting your time digging through social media profiles and paying hundreds of dollars to hire a PI then your best bet is to run an online background check with IDTrue.

IDTrue background reports not only provide information on an individual’s job history, but it also provides a wealth of additional information that you could use such as criminal history, phone numbers, address history, relatives, education and much more.

Reports are generated quickly, and the fee is a fraction of the price you would pay a private investigator. The process is simple. Type in the person’s first and last name and the state where they live into IDtrue’s easy to use interface. Give it a few moments to process, and you’ll have all the information you need plus much more.


Discovering where someone works does not have to be a difficult process. There are multiple ways you can go about doing this, but the quickest and cheapest option is by running an online background check with IDTrue. Give it a try today.

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