Anyone using Indeed can search for jobs by typing any keyword and location. Any relevant jobs posted within 25 miles of that location (the default search radius) will appear in the search. Applicants can also expand that search to a larger mile radius using the advanced search criteria.


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If an applicant from out of town applies, that means they actively typed in a zip code or city more than 25 miles away from your office location. They could be looking to relocate; if they are a quality applicant, it could be worth reaching out to ask.

Here's information on how to screen out applicants who live in a different city or state: Why am I receiving applicants from out of state?