Career Coach Authors "Got Career™: 25 Tips on Beating the Recession Blues" and Delivers Recession Buster Advice on Fox News Live

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Career coach and personal branding expert Dr. Ryan Yip believes that professionals who are currently experiencing a career transition can use this opportunity to not only conduct a self-assessment of their motivation and skills, but increase their chances for success by seeking new opportunities where they exist--namely in programs funded by the US Federal Government American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Dr. Yip has authored the brochure "Got Career™: 25 Tips to Beat the Recession Blues" and was recently interviewed on Fox News Live in which he offered a host of recession busting career tips for the disconcerted employee either anticipating a lay off or experiencing career transition blues.

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As the economy continues to remain in a state of flux without showing any signs of stable upward momentum, career coach and branding strategist Dr. Ryan Yip has authored the brochure "Got Career™25 Tips to Beat the Recession Blues". During a recent interview on Fox News Live, he advises job seekers to take stock of their career assets and plan for a 2009 in which the US Government provides the greatest employment opportunities through jobs, contracts, grants, and loans.

Career transition expert and personal branding advisor Dr. Ryan Yip believes that those seeking new career opportunities due to loss of employment should not only put the grief cycle behind them as quickly as possible, they should re-examine their motivation and skills set, filter possible career paths through the lens of a projected $88 billion in US government-subsidized employment programs in 2009, and distinguish themselves using a well-articulated branding strategy. He has authored the brochure "Got Career™25 Tips to Beat the Recession Blues" and during a recent interview on Fox News Live, the career advisor said that every worker should have a career contingency plan even if they are already employed owing to a highly unpredictable job climate.

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"There are two clearly defined scenarios and it is best that employees plan for both due to the rising tide of uncertainty," he believes. The first is an environment in which you are employed but continue to remain on shaky ground. It is a good idea to evaluate whether you are perceived as a "superstar" in your current job because that gives you the best chance of being "lay-off" proof. Having the motivation to become a superstar and implementing an on-the-job personal branding strategy will go a long way in improving your odds of job retention. You should expertly leverage the opportunity to acquire as many job skills as possible while remaining employed with your company. IT skills and business skills are best acquired when you are employed because your existing employer provides you with a context in which to hone these skills and become indispensable to the organization, Dr. Yip asserts

"You want to be proactive; you want to have control of your career. Now is the time to assess your priorities, what you want out of your life, and what you value."

Although the best time to seek a career transition is when you are gainfully employed, that is not always possible. The second scenario is the actual loss of your job.

"If you can retain your job, that's the best. But if, for some reason, you are laid off, this is the time when you can reflect back on your values, your life's purpose and create a strong brand for yourself."

Making a career transition after being laid off can be especially challenging. However, in the event that you are let go, there are a number of strategies you can adopt, Dr. Yip advises.

"You want as quickly as possible to go through the grief process or the mourning period which every one goes through when they lose their jobs, the anger, the fear and the resentment, then do the positive things, get a positive focus and get back into the exploration of the next step into your career."

For any professional who is already in the grips of a career vacuum and is considering making a transition, Dr. Yip advises that in 2009 the US Federal Government American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide the greatest number of employment opportunities by creating jobs, contracts, grants, and loans. Dr. Yip has provided an ARRA resource list on his Enlightened Leaders Network (ELN) website:

Job seekers should explore career options in urban education and healthcare, solar/wind energy, mass transit, regulation of financial services, and other initiatives that the Obama Administration has identified as priorities. Dr. Yip's ARRA resource webpage provides an exceptional list of links suitable for those individuals seeking new avenues of employment. He also recommends networking with US government-approved contractors since much of the ARRA funds are being funneled to the private sector.

About Ryan Yip

Ryan E. Yip, Ph.D. is a career coach whose mission is to discover a mutually beneficial relationship between each client's life purpose and what the world needs. He assists those wanting to enhance their career possibilities by advising them, conducting individual assessments, personal branding, and group seminars. Ryan recently appeared on Fox News Live giving advice on career transition. He has been designated an Expert Author and is certified as both a 360 Reach Personal Brand Analyst and StoryManager Brand Consultant. Ryan also has certifications in negotiation strategy (masters), business process reengineering, managing people, interpersonal communication, sales concepts, training development, and technical writing (Masters) from In addition to working with individuals, Ryan can also work with companies to help improve the productivity of their employees by merging organizational and individual career goals. He can play a pivotal role in facilitating effective management practices, turning difficult interactions into cohesive relationships. Those interested in seeking his career transition and personal branding services should write to him at:


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