Are Search Jobs Recession-Proof? If So, How Do You Get One?

In the past, traditional marketing budgets and jobs have been among the first to be cut whenever the economy hits a rough patch. So what should those marketing folks do this time around? One option is to come join their search marketing brethren, since search is expected to weather the coming economic storm better than most forms of marketing or advertising.

In today's SearchDay, "Finding Recession-Proof SEM Jobs," Greg Jarboe shows that search engine marketing jobs and budgets really are recession-proof, and that going to SES New York this week may help traditional marketers get through the roughest economic times since World War II.

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.