A 63-year-old jobseeker who is a Buckingham Palace trained butler stood outside his local train station handing out CVs.
Desperate Trevor Walford lost his job as a cruise ship manager in March when the industry was ravaged by coronavirus.
Six months later Trevor donned his finest suit and took to the streets of Leeds in a mission to find work.
He said he was fed up with “rejection after rejection”after he sent out 700 CVs with no takers. .
Trevor took himself out this week with a plan to make himself stand out from the crowd.
On Tuesday he visited for train stations with a sign reading: “I would like to work, please feel free to take a CV”.
Trevor, who trained as a butler at Buckingham Palace, said the response since has been "unbelievable", adding that a number of employers have already been in touch with potential work.
He said: "I got to the point where I thought, 'I can't just be sitting here in front of a computer any more'.
"None of the applications were getting me anywhere so I decided to do something different to get myself out there.
"I think some people who saw me thought I was a bit mad but I got an amazing response from plenty of others.
"With all this exposure, I think a job is around the corner."
Trevor wore a smart dark suit with a red tie as he tried to appeal to would-be employers on Tuesday.
The jobseeker, from Keighley in West Yorkshire, has updated his CV 25 times in the past few months.
He said: “"I was sending CVs out left right and centre but kept on receiving rejection after rejection after rejection.
"I thought to myself, 'why on earth can't I get a job?'
"The whole process has been incredibly stressful, I used to wake up some mornings thinking that there was no way out."
He says his preferable line of work is in the hospitality industry but that he would take "anything", whether it be stacking shelves or in a warehouse.
Trevor had been working as a restaurant manager onboard cruise ships for Saga for 16 years when he was notified of his redundancy via email in March.
He said: "It was a huge blow to me, I had put a lot of work into and really dedicated myself to the company for many years."
Prior to working for Saga, Trevor mainly worked in hotels, including the Ritz in London, and has around 40 years' experience working in hospitality.
He began his career training as a butler at Buckingham Palace aged just 15.
Trevor, who has no children and has been divorced three times, said: "I'm 63 years old but I still have so much more to give.
"I've worked in hotels all over the world and have so much experience that I can pass on to the younger generation."
Trevor, who enjoys running and hiking, describes himself as "fit and healthy" and says he believes ageism is at the root of his employment woes.
He added: "Considering the amount of experience I have and the jobs I've been applying for the only possible reason I don't have a job right now is ageism.
"Everyone seems to want young workers but who is going to train them?
That's what people like me are for."
Trevor is encouraging other older people in his position to "get themselves out there" and refuse to "give up" searching for work.
He said: "It's easy to feel sorry for yourself and get into a rut but just try to get online, make contacts and, if you can, do something a bit different."
Trevor said he "can't wait" to be back in work again, adding: "If I have to have a conversation with my kettle one more time I don't know what I'll do."
The jobseeker can be found on LinkedIn.