Two weeks ago I told you guys what it takes to become a Lyft mentor. I got my ‘mentor status’ after only 29 rides but I also had a perfect 5 star rating so that probably had something to do with it. I actually had a couple false alarms right after I became a mentor but eventually I got my first mentee a couple weeks ago. The whole process started off kind of fortuitously because I was actually working on a podcast for this site and I had my Lyft app on in driver mode.
I was working so hard though that I missed my first ride request of the day (and it didn’t help that the sound was off on my phone either). But within a few minutes of that missed call, I got my first mentee request. Since I’d had a couple false alarms I knew exactly what I had to do and within about 20 minutes, my mentee was at my house and he was getting some A+ mentoring.
The Actual Process of Getting a Mentee
The actual process of getting a mentee request is a little confusing at first but once you’ve done your first session it gets a lot easier. When a mentee requests his or her mentor session, Lyft will find the nearest available mentor and match you guys up. You’ll see a ‘Lyft Mentor’ request on your screen and once you accept the session you’ll have to drop a pin at your location. This part basically simulates requesting a ride as a passenger since after you drop the pin, the mentee will drive to your location.
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Now I know some mentors like to meet their mentees halfway or even drive to their mentee but I think that’s kind of dumb. This step is part of the interview. If you can’t figure out how to follow GPS directions to a pin on a map this gig might not be for you 🙂 I don’t remember ever having an interview where the employer came to me either. [Read more…]