Steve Jobs' typo-laden CV set to fetch £35800 at auction

Yolanda Curtis
February 23, 2018

A job application filled by Apple's late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is reportedly up for an auction and is expected to fetch a whopping $50,000, which translates to approximately Rs 3,238,000 (that's about 50 iPhone X models). And while not an error, Jobs responded on the form that he had a driver's license, but noted his access to transportation was "possible, but not probable", something you'd not expect even the most inexperienced job applicants to write.

The one-page application, dating from 1973, is being listed by Boston auction house RR Auction with an estimated value of over $50,000 (£35,800). "With regard to skills, he scribbled "(design, tech)" under two sections titled "Computer" and "Calculator". At the bottom, he describes his "Special Abilities" as "electronics tech or design engineer. digital. -from Bay near Hewitt-Packard [sic]".

On the form, Jobs responded "yes" to having a driving licence but when asked if he had access to a auto he wrote "possible, but not probable".


Jobs enrolled at Reed College for the fall semester in 1972, but dropped out in just six months to preserve his parents' meager funds.

And the youngster who would go on to invent the iPhone was also unable to provide a contact number - because he did not have a phone.

It is not known what the application was for, nor whether Jobs was successful. But he stuck around the campus for a year and a half to audit creative courses, including classes on Shakespeare, dance, and calligraphy, according to a news release. For as little as three years later, Steve Jobs along with Steve Wozniak founded Apple.


Jobs died of cancer at age 56 in 2011.

Bidding will be open between 8 March and 15 March.

The items are part of a dedicated pop culture auction, which also features a pair of Rene Mancini pumps owned by Audrey Hepburn, and a complete set of first edition Harry Potter books signed by JK Rowling.


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