Is there really such a thing as a recession-proof job?

The CareerBuilder team has written its fair share about protecting your career in a down economy and recession-proof jobs topic, including articles like Is Your Job Recession-Proof? and 10 Recession-Proof Jobs. But is "recession-proof" just the term du jour?

Today's Chicago Tribune published an article arguing there is no such thing as a recession-proof job. "Giant industries that have taken on the recession-proof mantle include health care and food, education and government. Clearly, it can't all be recession-proof," Greg Burns writes.