Literature for Astronomy Job Hunting

The libraries in Garching and Santiago have created Job Hunting/Career Advice areas where documents on these topics are displayed. Links to the electronic versions are provided below.


We also bought the following books. Please be aware that they should be available at all times and therefore cannot be checked out.

  • Andrews, B. (Brad): How to Land a Top-Paying Physicists and Astronomers Job : Your complete guide to opportunities, resumes and cover letters, interviews, what to expect from recruiters and more!, 2010 (library catalog)
  • Gladwell, S. (Stephen): Physicists and Astronomers : Job Hunting - A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers, 2011 (library catalog)
  • Kuchner, M.J. (Marc J.): Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times, 2012 (library catalog)
  • Ruben, A. (Adam): Surviving your stupid, stupid decision to go to grad school (library catalog)
  • Weinschenk, S.M. (Susan): 100 things every designer needs to know about people (library catalog)
  • Weinschenk, S.M. (Susan): 100 things every presenter needs to know about people (library catalog)
  • Young, V. (Valerie): The secret thoughts of successful women : why capable people suffer from the impostor syndrome and how to thrive in spite of it (library catalog)