While you might not need an education in safe beer drinking the same way a college freshman may, there are a few things you could do like a freshman that could potentially improve your job search, especially if you have been out of the workplace for some time.

For example, as WSJ’s Emily Glazer writes in her article, Dear Class of 2016: Get Moving on Your Future, college freshman should consider taking a personality test to help them hone in on a career path. What to do in your sophomore, junior and senior year? Glazer has specific tips that any career-searching mom could put to work today.

– SD (Oh, and just a little plug for Emily, a great reporter who was once the intern in my newsroom at MarketWatch/WSJ Digital in San Francisco and is a Northwestern Medill grad like me.)