Steve Jobs job application hits auction block for $50,000

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Steve Jobs
Jobs during the early days of Apple.
Photo: Apple

Steve Jobs probably never had to fill out a job application after founding Apple Computer Inc., but if you want proof that he was once some regular Joe, one of his last job applications is up for auction.

A signed copy of Steve’s job application is expected to fetch as much as $50,000 at an auction next month. The document is a single 8.5 x 11-inch paper questionnaire filled out in Steve’s own handwriting.

Take a look at the full document:

Steve Jobs
Steve didn’t bother to fill out some sections.
Photo: RR Auction

The application was filled out in 1973, three year before Steve went on to found Apple with Steve Wozniak. In the middle section of the application, Jobs writes “yes” in response to ‘Driver’s License?’ and “possible, but not probable,” in reply to ‘Access to transportation?’

Steve enrolled in Reed College in 1972 and was already pretty confident in his design talents. With regard to his skills, next to ‘Computer’ and ‘Calculator,’ he writes, “yes (design, tech).” At the bottom, he describes his ‘Special Abilities’ as “electronics tech or design engineer. digital.—from Bay near Hewitt-Packard.”

Bidding on the document opens on March 8th. There are a number of other Steve Jobs memorabilia items included in the auction. One of which is a Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs and a newspaper article signed by the late Apple CEO.