The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance's Mentor Match Program reflects the organization's commitment to you and your professional development. "This unique online networking and career development tool helps pool and spa professionals to find, connect and share experiences with others," says PHTA. "Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world."
Industry professionals looking to apply to Mentor Match can do so by following these four steps:
Complete your myPHTA profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand your bio, and import your education and job history information from LinkedIn. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching.
Are you looking to be a mentor or a mentee? Perhaps both? Sign up:
Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: topics, venue, specialties, career stage and start/end date. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match. Keep in mind that in order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program.
Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria.
You can also take advantage of features to help you find and recruit matches:
- Track your mentoring relationships
- Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
- Search for helpful mentoring resources
Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps one through three and are now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or multiple searches. If you're unsure of the search criteria, select "Search for ALL of the selected values." The Mentor Program Directory will do the work for you and populate the results.
Next, click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the Mentor Match badge, which when clicked, will allow you to request a connection. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results. Also, PHTA invites you to browse its Mentor Match FAQs for further information.