Job Seeking & Re-Entry Program

Foot in the Door

Whether you are looking for your first job, switching jobs or re-entering the workplace, one thing is certain: To get what you want, you've got to work your way through a process. The more prepared and knowledgeable you are about the process, the better your results will be. The Foot in the Door job seeking and re-entry program is designed to provide a basic understanding of the steps involved in finding and acquiring a job.

The purpose of this program is to provide participants an opportunity to gather thoughts, skills and information which will make the job seeking process, as simple AND successful as possible!

Specific topics covered:

  • Identifying values, interests and skills
  • Goal setting
  • Applications (paper & online)
  • Identifying references
  • Cover letters
  • Resume writing
  • Interview mastery
  • Thank you letters
  • Keeping your job


Useful Resources

NM Workforce Connection
The New Mexico Workforce Connection site can assist with career exploration, training and conducting a job search.

CareerOneStop
Explore careers, find training, and job search through this website. Great info for career changers, veterans, laid-off workers, workers with crimilar convictions, entry-level workers, older workers, students and workers with disabilities.

Forbes | Invest
There's an app for that! Take a look at apps which can improve your career search success. One in particular is a free app which provides practice interview questions.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Provides minimum wage information by state.

Laura Bittner
Valencia County Program Director
Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
Phone: 505-565-3002
Email: lbittner@nmsu.edu