Steve Jobs' pre-Apple job application expected to raise $50000 at auction


Steve Jobs was not your everyday CEO of a company.

While Steve Jobs was one of the most influential men alive due to his position as the CEO of Apple, he got his starts in a much more humble manner.

Listing his name as "Steven Jobs", and an address as "reed college", the OR college he attended briefly, Jobs filled out the "Special Abilities" section with: "tech OR design engineer. digital. -from Bay near Hewitt-Packard", instead of Hewlett-Packard. "At the bottom, he describes his 'Special Abilities" as "electronics tech or design engineer. digital. -from Bay near Hewitt-Packard [sic]". 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)".

Jobs was born in 1955 to a Syrian Arab father and an American mother of Swiss-German descent, who put him up for adoption in San Francisco.

That's right, the document doesn't truly reflect he perfectionism you'd expect from the entrepreneur that went on to found one of the world's most successful and influential technology companies.

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After a term studying at Reed he dropped out, but spent the next year and a half auditing courses on Shakespeare, arts and design.

Despite the threadbare resume, which also features a misspelling of renowned tech firm Hewlett Packard, Mr Jobs did manage to secure a job as a technician at gaming giant Atari in 1974.

It was in 1976 that Jobs and Steve Wozniak set out to build Apple and introduced many revolutionary products including the iPhone which featured a touchscreen, iPod that could store hundreds of songs, and the personal computer for the masses. In 2011, at the age of 56, Steve Jobs died due to cancer.

The sale is being handled next month by RR Auction, and also includes a newspaper article about Apple signed by Jobs, and signed OG Mac OS X manual.

The auction runs from 8 to 15 March in Boston, Massachussetts.