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The costly career mistake millennials are making

first_imgMore than 60% of millennials don’t negotiate salary when receiving their first job offers. It’s costing them big time over the course of their careers.by: Kerri Anne RenzulliWhen millennials land job offers, it seems the only question they’re debating is whether to accept. But they should also be thinking about the terms of that acceptance, since there’s a good chance they’re being offered less than they deserve.Maybe it is because we are just grateful to get any job offer, or maybe we feel we don’t have enough leverage to make a strong case, but only 38% of millennials negotiate their first salary, according to a new survey from NerdWallet and Looksharp, a company that helps connect graduates with jobs.That unwillingness to haggle and ask for more is costing us thousands of dollars a year. Three-quarters of employers said they could raise starting salary offers by 5% to 10% during negotiations, according to the survey, which collected responses from 700 employers and almost 8,000 recent grads who entered the job market between 2012 and 2015.There appears to be little risk in asking for a modest pay bump. Of the grads who did ask for a salary increase, 80% were at least partially successful. The vast majority of hiring managers—90%— said they had never retracted an offer because an entry-level candidate attempted to negotiate. Rather, 76% said candidates who negotiated appeared more confident for doing so. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Corner block development potential motivates buyers

first_img MISSED OUT ON THIS ONE? The level block has the potential to be subdivided and a new house built alongside the restored post-war home.The house sold to a local developer for $656,000 who has decided to do up the house, rather than demolish it.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Plenty of love needed to restore 76 Besham Parade, Wynnum, but the new owner has a big heart.DEVELOPERS swooped on this bayside corner block with two written offers presented to the seller within three days of it being listed.The original post-war home at 76 Besham Pde, Wynnum was being offered for sale for the first time and its 809sq m footprint attracted developers from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. As people were inspecting the property, others were on the phone to the agent offering for the house.“When you get 809sq m on a corner, there’s always going to be interest from the small local developers so I had 15 I could call on the first day.“I had three people on site inspecting when this person rang to put an offer on the house.“He turned up within 15 minutes.“Then by the time this gentleman had signed the contract, a lady who was a developer from the Gold Coast also put an offer in, so we had two offers to present to the seller.”center_img Traditional Real Estate Wynnum agent Kate Roeth said the elderly seller was happy her family home was being restored.“There was a potential for the house to be removed but he’s going to restore the old retro house,” Ms Roeth said. SEE WHAT OTHER 800SQ M BLOCKS ARE AVAILABLE IN WYNNUMlast_img read more

Bangor, Washington Academy among state soccer champions

first_imgBelow are winners from Saturday’s state championship soccer games.BoysClass A: (2N) Bangor 2, (1S) Gorham 1Class B: (2S) Yarmouth 5, (2N) Winslow 2Class C: (2N) Washington Academy 5, (1S) Monmouth 1Class D: (2N) Bangor Christian 4, (6S) Greenville 1GirlsClass A: (2N) Camden Hills 1, (1S) Gorham 0Class B: (1S) Yarmouth 3, (2N) Waterville 1Class C: (1N) Orono 2, (5S) Waynflete 0Class D: (1N) Ashland 2, (1S) Richmond 1This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Tradition gets swift kick at a Kentucky Derby like no other

first_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Change is slow in coming to the Kentucky Derby. From being run on the first Saturday in May to the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” since 1921, tradition rules America’s most famous race.Custom is getting a swift kick in 2020.The coronavirus pandemic forced the 146th Derby to be pushed back to Labor Day weekend, the first time since 1945 that it won’t be held on its usual May date.The 17-horse field will break from a new starting gate on Saturday, one to be used only for the Derby. It fits 20 horses, the typical size of the field, which is slightly smaller this year.Derby horses have previously been loaded into two gates — a main gate for the first 14 runners and an auxiliary gate for the rest. Churchill Downs began using starting gates in 1930; the first electronically operated 14-stall gate was introduced in 1941. The track has used the auxiliary gate for the past 22 years.“In the horse world, anything new no one wants to try,” said starter Scott Jordan, who presses the button that springs the gate simultaneously in the Derby. “They don’t like change.”Most American racetracks use 14-horse gates because there’s rarely more than that in a given race. Overseas, it’s common to have fields of 20 or more.The new Derby gate, designed by an Australian company, was modified slightly to make room for an assistant starter in the gate with a horse after loading. Their job is to keep the horse under control and hold its head straight when the gate springs open. Overseas, it’s common for a jockey to be alone in the gate and responsible for getting his horse off to a solid start.“The starter is so important,” said trainer Bob Baffert, a five-time Derby winner.The partitions between the horses are narrower in the new gate, which puts the horses standing closer together.“When they leave there if you break a step slow, there’ll be a lot of bouncing out of there,” Baffert said.Tiz the Law, the early 3-5 Derby favorite, and 5-1 second choice Honor A. P. have stood in the new gate this week to familiarize themselves with it. Other Derby runners will visit the gate before Saturday.Perhaps the biggest change with the new gate is that horses in the No. 1 and No. 20 posts would move in about 10-15 feet on each end, Jordan said. It’s the result of the length of the gate being shorter than the two other gates combined and also takes into account the wide gap that existed between the two old gates.It would have helped Lookin At Lucky, the Derby favorite in 2010. He got pinned to the rail coming out of the gate and had nowhere to go until making a late run and finishing sixth.The Derby field was reduced to 17 after King Guillermo was scratched Thursday because of a fever. As a result, posts No. 1, 2 and 20 will be vacant. However, the horses still keep their same post position numbers.Finnick the Fierce drew the No. 1 post, but will move in two spots. The chestnut gelding is missing his right eye, the result of a congenital cataract, so he won’t see the rest of the field on his right.Authentic drew the No. 20 post, but he’ll move in one spot, giving him less ground to make up as the field sprints away from the gate.“For those two horses, it’s a real advantage,” Jordan said.Jordan has one advantage this year. Without the noise from 150,000 raucous fans, he’ll be able to hear his gate crew yelling if a horse isn’t ready. Any other year, he’d have to watch for their frantic hand signals.Image credits: AP Written By Last Updated: 4th September, 2020 08:37 IST Tradition Gets Swift Kick At A Kentucky Derby Like No Other Change is slow in coming to the Kentucky Derby. From being run on the first Saturday in May to the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” since 1921, tradition rules America’s most famous racecenter_img First Published: 4th September, 2020 08:37 IST FOLLOW US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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