Steve Jobs' typo-laden CV set to fetch £35800 at auction

  • Steve Jobs' typo-laden CV set to fetch £35800 at auction

Steve Jobs' typo-laden CV set to fetch £35800 at auction

The budding technology pioneer wrote his name as "Steven jobs" and listed his address as "reed college". Under the subsection "Phone", Jobs simply states "none".

The handwritten document, which dates back to 1973, lists electronics tech and design engineer among his special abilities and boasts of his adeptness with computers and calculators.

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.

Jobs stated his major as "english lit" and next to the question "Access to transportation?" the soon-to-be Apple co-founder wrote: "possible, but not probable".

It remains unclear what company Jobs was applying to.

Jobs enrolled at Reed College for the fall semester in 1972, but dropped out in just six months to preserve his parents' meager funds. Following the launch of the iPhone X previous year, Apple briefly crossed the $900 billion mark for the first time.

The questionnaire is in "very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall creasing, light staining and some old clear tape to the top edge", and accompanied by letters of authenticity, the auction house explained.

The document will be part of a pop culture sale by RR Auction that will take place between March 8 and 15. Other items available for bid include a signed newspaper clipping detailing a "New, faster iphone" that will "sell for $199" (those were the days) with an estimated worth of $15,000, and a signed Mac OS X technical manual from 2001, estimated at $25,000.

The application, from 1973, is now up for auction at RR Auction Company, and will likely fetch a hefty sum. A job application from Steve Jobs for one of his original positions is now up for auction, giving insight into the beginnings of a man who would change the world of technology forever. The material features albums, photographs, receipts and instruments.