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For those of you who haven’t found it yet, AstroBetter.com is a great resource for all sorts of astronomy-related professional development information and discussions about the field. Posts cover everything from career topics (interviewing, non-academic jobs…) to technology tips that could help you with your research. (And then some things just for fun🙂.
AstroBetter is now also the host of the Astro Jobs Rumor Mill wikis, and the new ones are up and ready for the 2012-2013 season.
“I was a Spitzer Fellow at the time and had just gotten a faculty job offer. It was like at that moment, with the job offer in hand, the idea had the freedom (permission?) to explode to the forefront…it had clearly been forming in my unconscious for sometime because I went from the idea to a first post in one sleepless night. It was the one and only time I have ever gotten out of bed because I had such an exciting idea that I couldn’t sleep. :)”
So checkout AstroBetter, and take a moment to contribute from our planetary science perspective: comment, edit the wiki, or send Ask AstroBetter post ideas for content you would like to see.