How do I prepare for the testing process?

To prepare for the testing process, it is helpful to review the job announcement and job description to identify the responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position.  You should also conduct a self-assessment of the related competencies you possess which are transferable to the position for which you will be interviewing.

You might find that gathering information about the City, Department, and Division is helpful, and much information is available on the City of San Mateo’s website.

Finally, practicing your interviewing skills with a family member or friend can be helpful.

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1. How do I find out about job opportunities with the City of San Mateo?
2. How do I apply for a job with the City of San Mateo?
3. How do I prepare for the testing process?
4. Does the City offer internships?
5. Where can I get more information about the labor agreements between the City and its employees?
6. Where is the Human Resources Department located, and what are its office hours?
7. Where can I get information on salaries for City positions?
8. Does the City of San Mateo contribute to Social Security?
9. What employment benefits does the City offer?
10. Where can I get a copy of my Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate?
11. How can I get CalFresh assistance or apply for the CalFresh program?
12. How do I apply for unemployment benefits?
13. How do I apply for Social Security? I have questions about my Social Security check.
14. I was fired from my job and the company was/is unfair with the employees. How do I file a complaint?