The Real Oggi
Meet the Oggi Pro: Get to Know Kari

What are you passionate about?

Success—for myself, my colleagues, my clients and my candidates.

What’s the best part about working at Oggi?

The people! (co-workers, candidates and clients). I am fortunate I get to work with so many amazing people.

What is the best professional advice you have ever received?

Focus on what you can control and let everything else go! This is so important, especially in business development. If you do good work and have good intentions the rest will take care of itself.

What was the hardest job you have ever had and what did you learn from it?

Working in fast food as a teenager. I learned accountability, customer service and teamwork. A lot of what I learned in that job is still applicable today. You have to show up, be professional and work together to achieve the best results.

The Art of Sending a Professional LinkedIn Message

How important is grammar in a LinkedIn message?

It is very important! Every message you send out into the world is a reflection of you. If there is only one chance to make an impression, you have to take the time to look and sound professional.

Why should you write professionally in LinkedIn messages?

In many cases it is a first impression—and you only get one chance to make a great first impression. Plus, you have to assume they may share your information with a colleague. Your best bet is to keep it professional at all times.

What are some good icebreakers for a cold LinkedIn Message?

I try to utilize our common connections, or a relevant event happening in their company or industry. There is no perfect recipe for this. Your best bet is to see if you have anything in common with them.

What time of day is best to send a message? Is there a best time to message someone?

There are many different theories to this, but I have had the most success before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. I would be curious to learn what others find to be the most conducive.

What is something you should never put in a LinkedIn message?

To make the best impression, stay away from using internet/texting slang. Keep it professional!