Allison Cheston is a New York City-based career advisor who started her career 28 years ago in the usual way: she fell into it. Today she works with clients who are mid-career executives or young adults in high school, college or recent graduates, to help them understand how their strengths and interests fit in the world of work. A marketer and inveterate networker with a background in executive search, Allison has a flair for packaging people and ideas and a knack for translating a person’s interests, aptitudes and experiences into a career path, all which contribute to her 90% success rate for helping clients improve their careers and lives. She has been called a “strategic asset” and “a results-oriented, intensely focused and inspiring expert at managing people and their careers” by her clients.
Allison is a frequent speaker on career management. She blogs on career issues for young adults at her own blog, Career Connector, as well as at Forbes. She guest blogs for FoxNews.com, YouTern, TeenLife, NY Creative Interns, Brazen Careerist, My Footpath and others.
Allison delivers career workshops for NYU and Barnard College, and is an advisor and presenter for the Mediabistro JobSearch Bootcamp series. She will be teaching a course she developed entitled Launch Your Career: How to Find Your Best Fit and Get a Great Job, at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, beginning in Spring of 2013.
An entrepreneur with cross-cultural expertise, she holds a BA from the University of Michigan in International Relations & Romance Languages, and an MA in International Education and a Certificate in Adult Career Planning from New York University. Allison lives in New York City, and is the mother of two teenagers.