I don't recommend slacking off on your job search during the summer for several reasons. Companies are still hiring. Most recruiters and hiring managers are still available even if they're on vacation. And the competition isn't as fierce. Related: 5 Tips To Stay Positive And Motivated While Job Searching Still, with all the distractions —kids off from school, long weekends, and, if we're lucky, maybe a week away—many people do put their job search on hold until the fall. If that sounds like you, it's time to start getting ready to beat the summer-is-over rush.