Today, social media is all about fun and entertainment, and content creation. However, the thing people are missing out the most on is proper, professional networking with meaningful connections. It’s not that you can’t professionally network on other platforms; it’s just much more efficient and practical on a platform meant for it. Professionalism is a rare trait today with increased WFH, informal workplaces, and the new wave of cool, Gen Z employees.
We aren’t saying it’s bad; professionalism isn’t always necessary, and sometimes the lack thereof can be pretty useful. However, being professional and preferring to create strictly professional networks can give you an edge in non-professional crowds.
Moreover, being professional also helps you set boundaries that wouldn’t be possible for you with a person you consider to be a friend. Having a professional, firm opinion can make people generally deemed difficult to be nice to you.
So, coming back on point, LinkedIn is the most popular professional social media networking platform in the world today. Almost all big companies and organizations hire from LinkedIn, and it’s also a great place to meet people from largely varying fields of work. Even as a teenager with no established designation, you can learn a lot from people in your field.
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not it is possible for you to track the location of someone’s LinkedIn account. Stay with us until the end of this blog to learn all about it.
How to Track Location of Someone’s LinkedIn Account
LinkedIn is among the largest social media platforms for professional networking, whether entrepreneurial, freelance, or corporate. It’s the best place to get your daily dose of inspiration and creative content.
However, it didn’t get there by just providing a platform for professional networking; there’s a lot that goes into creating a social media networking site. One important factor to consider while creating one is privacy and security.
People are reluctant to hand over their data on random internet sites and for a good reason. While the internet might be a large helpful, it bites. To fully use the internet without cons, you must be careful where you put your data.
However, you don’t have to worry about this on LinkedIn. Your data is safe and secure, and you can browse along without constantly thinking about whether or not your data is safe.
Let’s move on to your initial question: how can you track the location of a LinkedIn account? Strictly speaking, it’s impossible to track a LinkedIn account’s location. Not only that, but it is also creepy and unethical to try and do so.
If you’re wondering whether or not it is possible to find out where the account owner is operating from, we might just be able to help you with that. Still, there is no surefire way to learn the location of a LinkedIn account owner unless you want to know that information.
On LinkedIn, all users can enter their current location on their profile. If any recruiter is looking at your profile, they’ll immediately be able to shortlist you if they know where you’re based. It is a pretty convenient feature to have on an employment-oriented online service.
So, coming back on topic, if you wish to know the location of a LinkedIn user, you can check their profile to see if they’ve added it. If they haven’t, you can message them, introducing yourself and explaining why you might need their location.
At that point, if they want to let you know their location, they can do it. However, if they still seem reluctant, it’s best to let it go. Anyhow, if they feel too bothered, they could always block you, so it’d best to avoid that embarrassment.
Here’s how you can see a user’s location on LinkedIn
Step 1: Launch LinkedIn on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: Locate and tap on the Search bar at the top, and enter the name of the user whose location you wish to find out.
Step 3: From the search results that appear, tap on their profile. At the top, right under their occupation, you’ll see the city, state, and country they reside in.
If they haven’t mentioned their address, they either don’t care much about their LinkedIn profile or are reluctant to let the general public know their residence. If you still wish to find their address, you can send them a good and polite message with your purpose.
Now that that’s covered, let’s move on to the next topic.
Here’s how to block someone on LinkedIn
Step 1: Launch the LinkedIn app on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first screen is your Home page. At the top, locate and tap on the Search bar. Type the name of the user you wish to block and hit enter.
Step 3: On their profile, you’ll see two rounded rectangular buttons: Follow and Message. Next to those, there’ll be another small circular icon with three dots arranged horizontally. Tap on it.
Step 4: A pop-up menu will appear with several options. Tap on the last option on this list: Report or block. On the next page, tap on the last option that says Block [username].
Step 5: Next, tap on the blue Block button at the bottom of the page, and you’re good to go!