Steve Jobs’ typo-laden CV set to fetch £35,800 at auction
February 23, 2018 04:27 pm
A pre-Apple job application filled out by Steve Jobs is going up for sale next month, complete with typos and punctuation errors.
The one-page application, dating from 1973, is being listed by Boston auction house RR Auction with an estimated value of over $50,000 (£35,800). Written for an unnamed position, the future Apple founder details his name as “Steven jobs”, and address as “reed college”; an Oregon college he briefly attended. Under the subsection “Phone”, Jobs simply states “none”.
The document also hints at Jobs’ aspirations to work in the nascent design and technology industries in California. Under “Special Abilities”, he somewhat confusingly states: “electronics tech or design engineer. digital. – from Bay near Hewitt-Packard,” possibly referring to the San Francisco Bay Area and the pioneering tech company Hewlett-Packard.
Jobs writes “yes” when asked if he owns a drivers license, but “possible, but not probable,” in response to “Access to transportation?” When asked about skills, he writes “yes (design, tech)” besides “Computer” and Calculator”.
Three years after the application, Jobs and Steve Wozniak would go on to found Apple.
The auction for the document will run between 8-15 March, alongside a number of other Jobs-related items: a Mac OS X technical manual signed by the Apple founder in 2001, valued at $25,000 (£17,900), and a 2008 newspaper clipping about the iPhone, also signed by Jobs, which is being valued at $15,000 (£10,700).
RR Auction is also selling a fingerprint card from Jimi Hendrix’s 1969 arrest in Toronto, signed by the musician, and valued at $15,000 (£10,700). There’s also a complete set of Harry Potter books signed by JK Rowling, valued at $10,000 (£7,100).