nine bosses
nine bosses

More jobs are being lost as Coronavirus lockdowns hit the economy.

For the jobs that remain, the question is, how to stand out as an applicant?

We ask nine top bosses for their thoughts.

Holly Tucker, founder of Not On The High Street: ‘I want to be wowed’

Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet
Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet

When you apply for a job with Ms Tucker, founder of online marketplace Not On The High Street, she’s looking for one thing: “Creativity.”

She says: “I want to be wowed by the application, whatever the role. I want to see the care, attention to detail and creativity in their application that I will want to see from them in their job every day.”

She suggests a handwritten letter or an imaginative design as a good starting place.

“Some of my favourite CVs have gone the extra mile and showcased

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“Losers will have to be compensated in a fair way.”

Returning to a strong-skilled immigration program and state government infrastructure asset sales would also be important, the former AustralianSuper chair said.

Businesswoman Heather Ridout says a broad reform agenda is needed during the recovery. AFR

Facing up to the 7 per cent June quarter economic contraction, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg signalled on Wednesday the October 6 budget may contain a tax break for business investment and accelerate some of the $158 billion in personal income tax cuts already legislated from July 2022 and 2024.

Lockdowns hurting says Costello

Chairman of the federal government’s $161 billion Future Fund and former Liberal treasurer Peter Costello warned the “hard work” would begin once the Commonweath’s $180 billion fiscal stimulus was gradually withdrawn.

“What is in state governments’ control is the level to which they close down the economy and they open it up again,”

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Black players matter.

They mattered when they knelt to protest police brutality.

They mattered when they decried the killing of George Floyd.

They have raised fists and boycotted anthems and broadcast their grief, but sadly they may never have mattered as much, in terms of social impact, as they did on Wednesday.

The Milwaukee Bucks refused to participate in a playoff game because police officers in Kenosha, Wis., shot a Black man seven times in the back while his children watched.

Three NBA playoff games were postponed by the players.

The WNBA, leaders on social justice all along, decided not to play.

The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds became the first Major League Baseball teams to boycott a game in support of social justice. Two more baseball games followed, along with five MLS matches.

Oh, and the NHL threw a few words on a scoreboard.

You didn’t like Colin Kaepernick

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