Steve Jobs handwritten job application up for auction

Date:16 February 2021 Author: Leila Stein

Apple founder Steve Jobs is well known for revolutionising personal tech. Now, one of his handwritten job applications is up for auction, providing a memorable piece of history for a Jobs fan and showing how far technology has come since the 1970s.

The application is pretty sparse on details about the job itself and what exactly Steve Jobs was up to. It does have a date, 1973 – three years before he started Apple.

The auction house, Charterfields, gives some background on the piece of memorabilia.

The application is a questionnaire in which Jobs explains his experience with “computers and calculators” and special abilities in “electronic tech or design engineer – digital”.

As job reference Reed College in Portland, Oregon, it is assumed to have been from around the time he dropped out. The next year he would be working at Atari as a technician where he meets Steve Wozniak.

“The application is in very good condition with some overall creasing, light staining and old clear tape to the top edge. It is accompanied by letters and certificates of authenticity,” said the auction house description.

This is not the first time the piece is going up for auction. Previous owners placed it out for bid in 2018, where is was sold for over $175,000.

Picture: @valaafshar/ Twitter

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