Steve Jobs' 4-decade old handwritten job application could fetch $50000 Apple


An job application that Steve Jobs filled out before he co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak is about to be sold on auction.

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.

In it, Jobs answered a question on what his special abilities are with, "electronics tech or design engineer, digital- from Bay near Hewlett-Packard [sic]". The first is a Mac OS X technical manual from 2001, and the other is a 2008 newspaper clipping from the Palo Alto Daily Post, covering the debut of the iPhone 3G at that year's Worldwide Developers Conference. In the middle section, he writes "yes" in response to "Driver's License?' and "possible, but not probable", in reply to "Access to transportation?' With regard to his skills, next to 'Computer" and 'Calculator, ' he writes, "yes (design, tech)". It is described on RR Auction's website as, "In very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall creasing, light staining, and some old clear tape to the top edge". Each item is signed by Jobs, with the latter also featuring the signature of Tony Fadell.

Reuters/Toru HanaiA portrait of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs is seen on a BMW vehicle at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district.

"Steve Jobs was a notoriously hard signer... and his autograph is incredibly scarce among contemporary figures", RR Auction writes. The company is now worth more than $875 billion.

The one-page pre-Apple employment questionnaire is among a collection of rare items signed by Jobs being sold by Boston's RR Auction announced Thursday. This remarkable employment questionnaire reveals Jobs' early aspiration to work in the fledgling tech industry, which he would soon revolutionize forever, isn't it?

Jobs left Apple in the 1980s, but he returned the following decade and served as CEO from 1997 until handing the reins in 2011 to Tim Cook.

During his tenure at Apple, the tech giant created some of its most well-known products, including the Macintosh Computer, the iPod, iTunes and the iPhone.