Veterans, Don't Quit Job Searching During the Holidays

Businesswoman welcoming man to meeting

By Peter A. Gudmundsson

"I guess that I will have to take the holidays off."

"It is impossible to conduct a job search during the holidays when no one is working."

How often have you heard one of these comments from someone engaged in a job search? Like so many assumptions about career transitions, this conjecture is unequivocally wrong. The ill-informed conclusion that job search activity is suspended through holidays is based on many factors, chiefly a misunderstanding of the role of networking in career development.