About Phyllis Brust, PhD, Career Counselor and Webmaster

Phyllis is an award-winning career counselor with more than 20 years of experience helping people find jobs, academic programs, internships and volunteer experiences. She has worked at Yale University, the University of Chicago, Muhlenberg College and Haverford College. Her works have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education,, Careers and the MBA and Resumes for Dummies. She has additional expertise working with career changers and accompanying faculty partners. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the the University of Pennsylvania.

How Do I Use the Site?

Have fun and learn. Let me know if you are looking for something and don't see it--or you have something to add.


The site is not a substitute for legal, medical and other expertise. Recommendations, advice, etc. may not apply in your situation. Do your due diligence. We try our best to avoid, but cannot be responsible for, errors.

I've Never Had a Job With Animals. Where Do I Start?

If you don't know what you would like to do, start by looking over the lists of jobs. Write down any that seem interesting and learn more about them. If you have a sense of what you want to do, use the site to develop a targeted resume that reflects your skills and passions.

Is There a Fee?

There is no fee for people to use the site.

For Organizations/Employers

CareerMutt can help you find employees, interns and volunteers and promote your programs.

Through Career Tactics, our sister practice, we offer staff development and outplacement workshops, presentations and webinars on every aspect of the career search, including the MBTI, writing resumes and interviewing. Other workshops and presentations include, but are not limited to, changing careers, finding an internship, the older worker, careers with animals, being a dual-career couple and finding confidence. We also offer customized publications for your organization.

Your information is never shared.