If you’re in college, now is the time to be doing informational interviews. Why? Because while there is not a job on the table during informational interviews, it’s not uncommon for one to be presented shortly thereafter (and graduation is just around the corner.)
At a minimum, a good professional has a network that he or she can rely on for support and recourses. You have to start somewhere and a great place to do that is with an informational interview.
If you are beyond college, but have never done an informational interview, I highly recommend that you do, even if you’re currently employed and love your job. You never know what will happen in the next six months.
For tips on informational interviews, check out my series on the topic.