Recession Proof Jobs You Can Start Right Now

April 8th, 2009 Posted in Life|Money Smart Tips

Recession Proof Jobs You Can Start Right Now

Survive A Layoff; Start Recession Proof Jobs

Ever since I wrote the Recession-Proof Jobs article, I’ve been thinking about writing more on the subject. Initially, I was thinking of writing an article describing all recession-proof jobs. Then again, I thought, what would be the purpose of describing jobs which would require long training and won’t let you start right away?

Today, I will describe a few jobs that you can start right away or within a few months. These jobs require short-term, very little, or no training. I am sure there are more opportunities like these but these are the ones I can currently think of off the top of my head. Always keep your mind and eyes open and be on the lookout. Soon enough, you will find opportunities to ride out this economic crisis.

Repo Man – A repo man repossesses property or goods from buyers who defaulted on payments and can’t pay them anymore. During recessions, this trade seems to flourish as many people lose jobs and are unable to keep up with payments. To work as a repo man, you need to find bailiffs or repo firms that employ repo workers. If you don’t have training or experience, you will be starting off as an assistant or helper. To locate a firm near you, search online by using these keywords: “bailiffs jobs Canada” or “repo man jobs Canada.”

Auto Mechanic – Qualified mechanics are always in short supply, and you can use this to secure an entry-level job, such as parts-runner or assistant to the mechanic, and complete your automotive courses towards achieving certification as a full-time mechanic. A job as a mechanic will always be on demand, not just during a recession. Check with local auto-repair shops or look in the newspaper for opportunities.

Fast-Food Worker – Layoffs are abundant these days; however, long lines at Tim Horton coffee shops tell me that fast-food stores are nowhere near feeling the heat of recession and they are constantly hiring. As more and more people are losing jobs, they are avoiding fancy restaurants and gathering at fast-food shops to socialize. Therefore, fast-food shops have to hire more workers to keep up with the excess flow of customers. You do not need any training or certification to work at a fast-food restaurant. Although it does not pay well, something is better than nothing and during a recession any employment opportunities should not be overlooked.

Thrift Store Worker – During a recession, thrift stores like Goodwill and The Salvation Army seem to do well. People avoid buying new and costly products and these second hand stores flourish. I have seen that these types of stores are on a hiring spree to keep up with increased demand and you don’t need any formal training to be hired.

Security Guard – During an economic downturn, stealing and other offences go up and so does the demand for private security guards. You can be hired by security firms with no training and they will give you some quick training to put you on the fast track.

These are only a few worth mentioning. There are many other job opportunities that exist in a financial crisis which we may not even know about. Keep your eyes open and always be on the lookout.

A rough economy also brings fresh opportunities for entrepreneurs. Creative entrepreneurs can weather the global financial crisis by looking ahead and seeing opportunities in the future. For example, regardless of economic conditions, Green and environment-related opportunities will flourish and there are opportunities in these areas.

Also, some particular sectors do well in recessions and you need to find and utilize those sectors. I can give you a couple of quick examples:

1. People like to stay home and use more cable TV and Internet.

2. People cut services and products they hardly use and stick to the basics, such as gym memberships, magazine subscriptions, luxury items, etc.

An optimistic entrepreneur should always track these trends and come up with innovative products and services to fill the gap. With innovative thinking and the right information, yes – you will be able to ride out the recession and work towards achieving your dreams.

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  1. 8 Responses to “Recession Proof Jobs You Can Start Right Now”

  2. By Les McCook on Apr 10, 2009

    Your comment about the job of “repo man” being recession proof may prove to be a short sighted, ill thought out statement. In a recession the auto market crashes, what is he going to repo if there are no cars being sold? The short gain in the beginning does not nearly offset the long term lack of income. The second concern may be that an inexperienced “repo man” is more likely to suffer the fate of at least three asset recovery professionals in the US recently, death by shooting.

  3. By A.D. on Apr 10, 2009

    Do you think all these homes that banks trying to foreclose and cars/goods the repo men trying to repossess were just bought in a recession? That’s very short sighted thinking. These were bought long before economic crisis started.

    This article does not suggest to make these jobs a long term prospect. These are light hearted suggestions to ride out the recession. I am not sure how many readers would like to work at a fast food restaurant or Goodwill for their lifetime. I am a bit surprised that you are looking at these jobs that way.

    Three incidents of death by shooting does not come into percentage. You have more chances of dying just by walking on the street than these shooting incidents. Is that going to make us staying in home and not going outside to walk? Another short sighted concern.

  4. By liquidmelatonin on Jul 27, 2009

    the Economic Recession has been pretty hard on us. some of my friends lost their job because of the massive job cuts. i just hope that our economy becomes better in the following years.

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