Go on vacation, but don’t check out
Whether working or not, most people have vacation plans during the summer. It’s expected. When you’re searching for a job, however, you need to be flexible with your vacationing. If you are in the midst of interviewing, consider taking off one week instead of two. If you are deep in the process, offer to delay your vacation if possible. It’s rare that an employer will take you up on this, but they will definitely appreciate the gesture. Also, make sure you are reachable. Today, with video chat and mobile connectivity, unless you are traversing the Himalayas, you should be able to schedule a meeting, conduct a phone interview or review an offer from wherever you are.