July 17, 2008, 10:30 AM — Recession? What recession? The government says we're not really in one, and former congressman Phil Gramm says it's only a "mental recession" and we're all just a bunch of whiners. But from where I'm sitting here in the heart of the Industrial Midwest, it sure seems real enough.
But while I see plenty of people either out of work or worried about being out of work around here, there are nonetheless still some jobs out there that are recession-proof. I wouldn't recommend being a Hummer salesman these days, but a recent list of the top 20 recession-proof professions indicates that professionals in the IT channel are safe from the axe during tough economic times.
Sales reps were number one on the list, and number two listed software designers and developers.