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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is well underway. In Washington D.C., where I reside, this means days are so humid that going outside can feel like stepping into one big steam shower. It also means lighter traffic, empty restaurants, and plentiful parking.

As the “out of office” email responses start flying in, it becomes increasingly obvious that the working world is on vacation. Especially in more vacation-leave generous places such as Europe, some offices virtually shut down during the months of July and August. But what if you are a job seeker — should you put your job search on hold, too?

This article was last updated on 5 June 2018

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  • Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.