Steve Jobs' job application shows a normal guy, pre-Apple


He mentioned his job experience as design engineer at Hewlett-Packard as a special ability.

A job application form filled out by the Apple co-founder in 1973 is being put up for auction next month with an estimated value of over $50,000. 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.

The single-page CV lists the entrepreneur's name Steven Jobs, his date of birth as 24 February 1955 and his place of study as "Reed College" in the U.S. state of Oregon, The Guardian reports.

With an estimated value of about $50,000, the one-page application from 1973, complete with spelling and punctuation errors, lists his name as "Steven jobs" and address as "reed college", the OR college he attended briefly, Boston auction house RR Auction said. For skills, next to "Computer" and "Calculator", he has written, "yes (design, tech)".

Then, later in the application, the former Apple CEO writes only "none" in the box asking for his phone number. Jobs died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 56.

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RR Auction noted that the application is "in very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall creasing, light staining, and some old clear tape to the top edge".

The auction house confirmed two other Apple-related items will also go under the hammer, a technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001 that is valued at $25,000 and a signed newspaper clipping from a June 2008 edition of the Palo Alto Daily Post valued at $15,000. If you're interested in acquiring this item, you still have some time to get your funds in order: bidding runs from March 8 through March 15.

In his 2005 Stanford commencement speech, Jobs credited the calligraphy class in particular with influencing Macintosh design elements.

The full collection will also include documents signed by pop culture icons including Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, J.K Rowling, Matt Groening, Allen Ginsberg and Bob Marley.