One of the definitions of dog days, according to Merriam Webster, is "a period of stagnation or inactivity." That can happen to the best of us when the temperature is hot, the beaches are packed, and we're trying to hustle up a new job when everyone else is having fun.
Sometimes, it just doesn't seem fair, but even though August is a big month for vacations, employers are hiring and this is a good time to be job searching - especially since lots of people quit looking until after Labor Day. There may be less competition for available jobs and even if you split your time, some at the beach and some working on your job search, you will still be able to make headway and beat the crowds who will be job searching in force after the summer.
My Online Job Search Guide has all the resources you'll need for a successful job search including how to write resumes, CVs, cover letters and other employment letters, where to look for jobs, how to effectively conduct a job search, how to interview successfully, and how to negotiate compensation.