A handwritten application for Steve Jobs ’job at auction sells for £ 162,000 from 1973

A 1973 handwritten job application by Steve Jobs sold at auction for £ 162,000 (approximately £ 1.6). The auction was conducted in the UK by Charterfields. The auction started on February 24 and closed on March 24. The handwritten one-page job application is reportedly one of the first that Jobs submitted after leaving Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA. This is not the first time this job application has been sold for big money at auction, as the tech entrepreneur bought it in early 2018.

The job application was said to be one of the first to be filed by Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, a year before he joined Atari in 1974 where he met his Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs and Wozniak opened Apple in 1976, with the first office set up in Jobs ’garage in Los Altos, California, USA. The app sees Jobs mention English literature as a major, and calculators and computer design technicians as his skills.

Charterfields described the job application as:

  • A 1973 one-page signed job application is being offered at auction.
  • In the questionnaire, Steve Jobs highlights his experience with “computers and calculators” and special abilities in “electronic technology or design engineer – digital”.
  • The questionnaire is believed to have been completed approximately at the time he left Reed College in Portland, Oregon.
  • A year later, he joined Atari as a technician, where he worked with Steve Wozniak before founding Apple in 1976.
  • The appliqué is in very good condition, has few creases, light stains and old transparent tape to the top edge. In addition, there are letters and certificates of authenticity.

Posthumously, job memorabilia was sold for big bucks as a signed diskette, and Newsweek magazine for $ 84,115 (approximately $ 60), or $ 50,000 (approximately Rs 35 lakh).


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