I have 6 weeks vacation that I was planning to take for interview season. I'm trying decide between taking off a) from the start of November until 12/11 or b) from mid-November (11/13) until New Year's. When do the bulk of interviews occur? Do they die down in the two weeks leading up to winter break? Should I plan for interviews in early November vs mid/late-December? Does it all depend on how competitive your application is?