There are many reasons you may want to know where someone works. Perhaps you are a collection agency, and you want to learn what type of job a person has and where they work to decide on whether taking them to court will be worth the effort. You may also be looking to serve a summons to an individual, and although it can be difficult to find out where they are staying, if they are employed, they will likely show up to work and can be served court papers there. There are certain things you can do to get employment information, but to be honest, it can be time consuming, and the information available to the average person is limited. With that in mind, here are a few tips to get this information.

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Do a General Online Search

Naturally, you can simply use one of the popular search engines, but most likely, you will come up empty. People are not as easy to find as you might think. The bigger problem when using large, general search engines is that when you find the name and employer of a person, it may not be the person you are looking for.

Social media can be helpful. If you are looking for a professional person, you should focus your efforts on those sites that are dedicated to white-collar vocations. The top social media sites can also be helpful, but keep in mind, even if you locate the person you are looking for, there may not be any mention of where the person works.

Hire a Private Investigator

When you attempt to locate an individual’s place of employment and you are looking at the wrong person, you risk allegations of harassment. This situation is eliminated when you hire our private investigation service. Along with identifying a person’s place of employment, we always take the necessary and important step of verifying the person is actually the one you are looking for. A private investigator can sift through online data to find clues that you may not pick up on, but that could lead to the employer of the individual.

Check Licensing Agencies

If you believe that an individual is working in a profession that requires a license, then there will be information on file with the government. It is possible that the person’s current place of employment may be referenced either directly or indirectly. This type of investigation starts to cross over into what a professional investigator does, and is usually best left to us. We know which regulatory agencies, government or private, that will have the information needed to find a person’s place of employment. Some information you have a right to have, while some of it may remain private. Part of our professional service is knowing where the lines of the law are drawn, and to keep everything legitimate during the course of our investigation.

You will find that most of what you can do legally will be searches done on the Internet, but always remember that this is limited. If someone wants to keep their place of employment hidden, it is not difficult to do so. However, this is not the case with a private investigator. We have great resources and skill to apply to locating a person’s place of employment. Contact us today for a consultation. Let us know what information you have and what you hope to achieve, and we can explain how our services can help you.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.