Steve Jobs' Job Application From 1973 Had Some Errors

It's going on the auction block next month
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2018 6:35 AM CST
In this Oct. 14, 2008, file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs smiles during a product announcement at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

(Newser) – A resume filled with typos from an applicant who said he had no phone and probably no way to get to work normally wouldn't end up anywhere else but the trash can, but in this case, it might fetch as much as $50,000 at auction. That's because it's the CV of Steve Jobs, submitted to an unknown company for an unknown position in 1973, just three years before he founded Apple with Steve Wozniak, per the Guardian. Now that error-filled one-pager is set to go on the block next month as part of a pop culture sale held by RR Auction. The application lists the applicant's name as "Steven jobs" and address as Oregon's "reed college," which Jobs attended for one semester before dropping out, per the Telegraph.

Also of note on the application, which was filled out by hand: an answer of "none" when asked for a phone number, a "possible, but not probable" under the section asking about access to transportation, and a firm "yes" on whether he had computer and calculator skills. Under the section for "Special Abilities," Jobs wrote: "electronics tech or design engineer. digital.*from Bay near Hewitt-Packard" (meaning Hewlett-Packard). Also set for auction: a Mac OS X instructional guide signed by Jobs in 2001 (said to be worth $25,000), and a 2008 newspaper clipping for a $199 iPhone with his signature and photo, valued at $15,000. The auction will also hawk a fingerprint card from Jimi Hendrix's 1969 drug arrest, as well as a letter from the late Amy Winehouse to her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. (Read more Steve Jobs stories.)

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