I thought you would get a kick out of this. A job application filled out by Steve Jobs in 1973 was recently auctioned off for $174,757. The application doesn’t indicate the company, or the position.
The application also has misspellings and blank areas. Under address, Jobs hand-wrote “reed college (lowercase). He also didn’t capitalize his major, “english, lit.” He must have felt like a free spirit at an early age.
When Jobs was asked about his special abilities, he wrote, “electronics tech or design engineer. digital.-from Bay near Hewitt-Packard” — misspelling Hewlett-Packard.
Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction, in Boston, said entrepreneurs and successful internet company owners who grew up admiring Steve Jobs and Apple bid on the application. The name of the person who made the winning bid was not disclosed. “For many, the document was a connection to Steve Jobs,” Livingston said. “He went from nothing, to one of the most important people in the 20th century.”
A number of Steve Jobs memorabilia items have done well over the years at auction. In October, a magazine signed by Jobs went for over $50,000. A signed contract from 1978 sold for $40,000 four years ago. For more information about the auctions go to CNET.