A job application that an 18-year-old Steve Jobs filled out 45 years ago will be sold at an auction. The job application is pre-Apple and was filled out by Jobs shortly after he dropped out of Reed College. Jobs was majoring in English Literature at Reed College in Oregon before he left to pursue a career in tech, which was probably the right decision seeing how that whole Apple thing turned out and that there were grammatical errors on this application. The application is from 1973, three years before Jobs and Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976.
The pre-Apple job application is being auctioned off next month by RR Auction. Jobs did not indicate his previous employment but does show his passion for tech. In the “Skills” section, Jobs wrote “yes” next to “Computer” and “Calculator,” and added, “(design, tech).” In the “Special Abilities” section, Jobs wrote, “electronics tech or design engineer. digital.—from Bay near Hewitt-Packard.”
The job application auction will be held between March 8 and 15 at RR Auction. Early estimates suggest that the Steve Jobs pre-Apple job application could fetch more than $50,000 at the Boston-based auction house. Steve Jobs was Apple’s CEO from 1997 until 2011. This really is something considering that Apple’s humble beginnings were building personal computers in a garage to Apple Inc., that is marching towards being the world’s first trillion-dollar company.