Enfield North MP Nick de Bois hosted a job fair at Southbury Leisure Centre

Caz Kennedy and Geoff Folkes of Enterprise Enfied with MP Nick de Bois, centre

Caz Kennedy and Geoff Folkes of Enterprise Enfied with MP Nick de Bois, centre

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MP Nick de Bois has shared his own personal tips for job-seeking while hosting his third annual Enfield Job Fair at Southbury Leisure Centre.

The Enfield North representative brought together 32 companies alongside Enfield JobCentre Plus, between them showcasing 350 to 500 jobs to an expected crowd of 800 jobseekers on Friday.

Among those taking part were Tesco, Barclays and Asda.

Whilst recognising the challenges faced by those looking for work, Mr de Bois promoted a mixture of a strong work ethic and imagination as helping to support any job hunt.

Referring to his own endeavours to find work in the 1980s, he explained: "When I started, I took any job. I worked in a betting shop, I was a commission-only sales rep and then I got my break."

He added: "I covered my bedroom walls with rejection letters in the 1990s. You've only got to be lucky once when the circumstances are right and your hard work pays off."

Mr de Bois expressed his views while pointing to promising figures for Enfield unemployment, currently at 5.1 per cent, down from 7.2 per cent. However, he stated that he was keen to bring that figure down further.

Enfield JobCentre Plus distributed 3,000 leaflets within the last month to publicise the job fair.

For 26-year-old jobseeker and law graduate Esra Kartal, she welcomed the job fair to assist with her job hunt.

She said: "I don't mind starting off in admin. I have tried but I just can't seem to get through. I've lost count of the number of applications I've put in. I just want to be able to speak to companies."

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