About A Harrison Barnes

About A Harrison Barnes Follow Me on Google+

A. Harrison Barnes is the founder and CEO of The Employment Research Institute, a company of more than 150 job search websites, recruiting firms, online employment news magazines and various job search companies. The Employment Research Institute employs several hundred people and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

In 2000, Harrison started the legal recruiting firm BCG Attorney Search.

In 2001, Harrison started Legal Authority.

In 2003, Harrison started LawCrossing.com, a job board that aimed to consolidate every legal job that exists. Since being launched, LawCrossing has experienced great success and has been on the Inc. 500 twice.

Following the success of LawCrossing, the company soon broadened its range to include the 150+ EmploymentCrossing.com websites, each of which is specific to a particular industry or field of interest. These websites started with the launch of SellingCrossing in 2007.

In addition to running many job search websites, one of Harrison’s umbrella companies, EmploymentResearchInstitute.com, branched into legal staffing with the temporary staffing firm Law Firm Staff in 2002. In 2005 the Employment Research Institute branched into student loans with the success of EdFed, Law School Loans, Graduate School Loans, Medical School Loans and Dental School Loans. In the 2006 calendar year, EdFed became a federally recognized student loan lender and was among the top 15 student loan companies in the United States based on its volume of student loan consolidations.

Employment Research Institute also offers résumé development and distribution services through the companies EmploymentAuthority.com, Attorney Résumé and Preferred Résumés.

Among Harrison’s most recent companies is Hound.com. Using technology that took over 120 programmers on his staff two years to develop, Hound.com is able to pull job listings from tens of thousands of company sites throughout the world, giving its subscribing members the best opportunities to find and apply for jobs that are generally not advertised to the public market. This company has received numerous awards and has been ranked among the top 20 job sites in the world by PC Magazine; it has also received numerous other significant media mentions.

More recently, Employment Research Institute has started several online news magazines including JD Journal, Employment Spectator, Advertisement Journal, Human Resources Journal, Layoff Watch and EmploymentCrossroads. For the past several years the company has also successfully operated two community forum sites for the legal profession, Judged and JD2B.

In 2009 Harrison started Short Task. Short Task allows businesses of all sizes and individuals to post short tasks that anyone in any part of the world can accomplish online. These tasks range from paying a few cents to a few dollars and they are available to all. Short Task has put the promise of work within the hands of anyone with an Internet connection and a few hours to spare. Tens of thousands of otherwise unemployed people from North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world now make the site a daily destination for work. Short Task was recently named one of Trend Watching’s 50+ New Business Ideas that Defy Doom and Gloom.

In 2010 Harrison launched Resume Boomer, THE CAREER TRANSFORMATION SYSTEM, Recruit Attorney, Granted and Employment Research Group.

In 2012 Harrison joined Business Breakthroughs International (BBI) as Chief Technology Officer. BBI is a business consulting and strategy firm founded by Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes, two of the most influential business coaches in the world. BBI offers a full range of business services for owners and executives at every level.

In 2014 Harrison launched Law.net, a comprehensive directory of attorneys across the United States.

Harrison also writes daily articles to inspire and motivate job seekers that he publishes and emails out to over 500,000 individual subscribers each week, HarrisonBarnes.com.

Harrison began his career as a litigation attorney, after attending the University of Virginia Law School. At Virginia he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review and the Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Politics. Harrison is also an honors graduate of the University of Chicago, where he received his bachelor’s in public policy studies and was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship. Harrison has worked for the United States Department of Justice, a federal district judge for a one year clerkship, and as an attorney for the law firms Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, and Dewey Ballantine (now Dewey Lebouef). Harrison also taught at Whittier Law School when he practiced law.

Follow Harrison on Google+

See Harrison’s Publications
View Harrison’s Articles You Can Read Elsewhere

For a step-by-step guide to transforming your career in just 44 days—including interviewing, where to find jobs people are not applying to, negotiating the best offers and strategies for the on-the-job success—check out Harrison Barnes' Career Transformation System.

TIMELINE

BCG FEATURED JOB

Attorney with 7-10 years of business litigation experience

USA-CA-Century City

Small to mid-size Century City law firm is seeking an attorney with 7 - 10 years...

Learn More

Trust and Estate Attorney with 5-8 Years Experience

USA-MA-Wellesley

Mid-sized law firm in Wellesley is seeking a trust and estate attorney with 5-8 ...

Learn More

Project Finance and Energy Attorney with 6 years of experience

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of top firm seeks class 2012 associate with energy and project fi...

Learn More

TOP LEGAL JOB

  • SEARCH LEGAL JOBS

RELEVANT JOBS

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH

USA-NH-Lebanon

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Learn More

Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial an...

Learn More

Business Law Associate | Burlington

USA-VT-Burlington

Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy pr...

Learn More

Job Market

Employers Want to Hire You

By on Jan 05,2018

Whenever you attend an interview, remember that you are there because your prospective employer has already made an investment in calling you in. and really wants to hire you. Most people enter interview with negative preconceptions about their employers’ opinions and their own prospects, and ultimately bring about their own failures. Bringing such thoughts into an interview projects negative vibes, and signals a lack of enthusiasm and confidence to your employer. Always keep a positive outlook when walking into an interview.

continue reading

recent posts

Related Posts:

Want Powerful Career Advice?

Get my free newsletter and strategies that make people successful




Subscribe!