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Career Transition

The Alliance has compiled this set of career transition resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

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When Your Museum Job is Terminated: some practical tips for what to do next

This session handout was originally presented during the 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, and was updated in 2020 following the coronavirus pandemic. Established museum professionals, Mary Jane Taylor, Anne Verplanck, Jeannine Disviscour, and Lee Vedder, provide strategies for coping with job loss, networking, finding interim contract and consulting work, and securing new positions.

Other Resources

Career Guidance and Resources

The Muse has a set of useful resources for career planning and advancement including a robust blog, case studies, e-books, and webinars.

Using a SWOT Analysis as a Career-Planning Tool

Live Career provides a helpful article on applying SWOT techniques to personal career planning.

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