What is the best recession proof job?

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  1. easyspeak profile image68
    easyspeakposted 13 years ago

    According to CNBC, it's sales jobs and technology jobs.  Do you agree, disagree, have any others to add?  I know there are some hardcore job hunters here that would love to get some ideas.  I have some hubs on good jobs in management consulting and sales if that helps anyone.

    1. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well for a couple of years at least...President of the US, Primeminister of England....

  2. G Miah profile image81
    G Miahposted 13 years ago

    Employment adviser is always a recession proof job, which is my job title, and i help people who are looking for jobs, advising them on training, job searches and referring them to partner organisations.

    1. multifunctions profile image61
      multifunctionsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i thought at the time of recession the work tapers at job consulting firms. is that true

  3. dyonder profile image73
    dyonderposted 13 years ago

    grave digger

    1. easyspeak profile image68
      easyspeakposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, in the same vein, nursing homes and assisted living institutions or anything that is geared toward the graying baby boomer population is going to boom as well..pardon the pun.

    2. Cagsil profile image75
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

  4. fishtiger58 profile image67
    fishtiger58posted 13 years ago

    Yes have to agree with the grave digger comment or funeral stuff in general. Also the transportation of goods, especially food. No matter how bad things get we gotta eat. We eat and we die. No getting around that.

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    Rosa Bergerposted 13 years ago

    Apparently what is also quite recession proof are those who bury pets. I think it would be an interesting study to learn why people are so attached to their pets that they are willing to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on giving their pets a burial. Or does anybody have any insights.

    1. h.a.borcich profile image60
      h.a.borcichposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      In just a few hours I am having to put down a beloved pet. She has been a cherished companion for seven years. She has an incurable disease and it would be cruel to make her suffer just to put off the pain I will feel losing her.
        Her name is Lightning...130 pound white shephard I have had since she was 5 weeks old.
      I have not spent thousands of dollars for her care, but I skipped getting my prescriptions filled trying to afford hers.
      That is all the insight I have. Holly

      1. WriteAngled profile image76
        WriteAngledposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Holly, I feel for you so much. I know what you are going through.

        Have you ever seen this:

        "When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

        All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

        They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

        You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart."

        I know that two black pussy cats, Liquorice and Cleo, are there, waiting for me.


        1. h.a.borcich profile image60
          h.a.borcichposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you, and I will check it out when I am ready. Still too raw and all over the map with it. Holly

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    health care industry, it is also growing

    1. Stimp profile image60
      Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, pharmaceuticals is where its at, Baby.

  7. TINA V profile image68
    TINA Vposted 13 years ago

    caregiver or babysitter jobs are also affected because ...

    1. grandparents now watches over their grandchildren instead of hiring a babysitter
    2. some adults who are unemployed takes care of their elderly parents instead of hiring caregivers

  8. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 13 years ago

    I read a report somewhere listing translation among recession-proof jobs. I follow a couple of translation-related forums. Many translators are reporting that they have either not been affected by the credit crunch or are getting more business that ever before. That is certainy my experience as well. I am currently having to turn down at least twice as much work as I am able to accept.

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    pgrundyposted 13 years ago

    Any hands-on skill like engine repair, carpentry, pruning, sewing---you may not be able to get a 'job' job with bennies and all, but you can't be outsourced, and you'll always be able to pick up side work to feed yourself.

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    bloodnlatexposted 13 years ago

    I'm going with a Garbage Man.  I don't care who you are, everyones got garbage....

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    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago


  12. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 13 years ago

    With all the baby boomer's coming of age, anything in the health field. And unfortunately the funeral business.....

  13. lrohner profile image69
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Anything to do with heating your home. Gotta have it. Can't live without it. Most things having to do with children are fairly recession-proof as well, ie private schools, summer camps, daycare, etc.

  14. Presigo profile image60
    Presigoposted 13 years ago

    actually what I am finding is high demand cosulting to large construction companies. Sounds nuts, but many very large firms are looking for ideas to augment their core business. Four months ago I was a CEO, now I am taking some of those ideas to companies as a consultant. Economic slow downs bring openness to new ideas that companies would not normally pursue.

  15. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 13 years ago


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  16. drej2522 profile image69
    drej2522posted 13 years ago

    escort service...one of the longest lasting professions!

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    baconmidgetposted 13 years ago


  18. Cagsil profile image75
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    There isn't one! lol lol


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