Steve Jobs' Job Application May Unlock Inspiration for iPhone Creation

Steve Jobs

Jobs dropped out of Reed College in 1972, but he remained on campus for the next year-and-a-half, during which he wrote his CV, according to the newspaper.

The one-page document dates back to 1973, three years before the launch of Apple, and shows Jobs' to-the-point yet error-laden responses to a series of employment questions, Boston's RR Auction said in its listing published on Thursday.

Then, later in the application, the former Apple CEO writes only "none" in the box asking for his phone number.

Under "Skills", next to "Computer" and "Calculator", he writes "yes (design, tech)". At the bottom, he describes his "Special Abilities" as "electronics tech or design engineer. digital. -from Bay near Hewitt-Packard [sic]".

It remains unclear what company Jobs was applying to.

Although Steve Jobs did drop out of Reed College before he finished his degree, the importance of education was not lost on him.

There he relied heavily on the help of Steve Wozniak, who he would go on to found Apple with in 1976 and introduce the world to some of the most recognisable technology products in history. That friend turned out to be Tony Fadell, known as the Father of the iPod, who was working at Apple during that time and instrumental in the design and development of the first iPod which later morphed into the iPhone.

Steve Jobs was a notoriously hard signer-evinced by his reluctance to sign this OS X guide in 2001-and his autograph is incredibly scarce among contemporary figures.

On its website, RR Auction said the application remains in "very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall creasing, light staining, and some old clear tape to the top edge".

The bidding will open March 8, and close March 15.

Two other Jobs items will appear in the same auction - a Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001, valued at $25,000, and a signed 2008 newspaper clipping, valued at $15,000, with a photo of Jobs and a headline that reads "New, faster iPhone will sell for $199".

"Steve Jobs was a notoriously hard signer...and his autograph is incredibly scarce among contemporary figures", RR Auction noted.

Related news: