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The AAS Job Register is widely used by the astronomical community, both within the US and internationally, and has served many employers as an effective recruitment tool. It is most effective, however, when combined with some knowledge of hiring cycles and related conventions in the field. We offer the following recommendations and best practices for those considering using the AAS Job Register as part of their hiring process.
Sites that publish astronomy-related job advertisements.
How to find internships in astronomy.
Websites with statistics relevant to the astronomy community and a few related articles.
This section gives advice and articles related to making good presentations.
Resources including networking websites and advice on networking.
This page gives advice and assistance for people choosing to leave the academic path. It is appropriate for people looking to make a career change, for those interested in going into industry, national labs, or other types of STEM-related employment.
Education and career advice for the BS through PhD levels. This subsection of the website is specifically aimed at academic careers. It includes links to articles relevant to academic career searches.
Below are the presentations from recent workshops. The AAS Committee on Employment will hold similar events at future AAS meetings.
The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Committee on Employment have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers both inside and outside of academia.
The AAS Career Center is one of the most popular features of every January/winter AAS meeting. It's a place for job seekers to learn about current opportunities and to interview with prospective employers, and it's a place for employers to advertise their openings and to interview applicants.
There is no cost to employers or job seekers to participate in the AAS Career Center.