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Sunny job market is good news

DEAR JOYCE: At 38, I'm a college graduate and a mom with children in school. I'm ready to hunt for a career position, not a holiday gig. I noted that the labor market is up across a broad spectrum of industries as American employers hired people for a net 271,000 new jobs in October, a big jump from 137,000 in September and 153,000 in August. Do you have suggestions? -- K.O.R.

If you haven't thought about job hunting for eons, figure out how you're going to reconnect with a job market you haven't seen for a dozen years. Technology has changed radically since then. The job you had in times gone by is handled much differently today. What has not changed is your need to package what...