A 1973 handwritten job application sold for a whopping $ 222,400 or £ 162,000. The reason? It was written by none other than co-founder and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Jobs reportedly completed the application in 1973 after leaving Reed College. It was also about a year before Jobs took on a role at Atari, a move that saw him reunite with Steve Wozniak. Neither of them would have imagined that they would later create the company that gave us the iPhone 12 and much more.
A signed one-page 1973 job application is offered for sale at auction.
In the questionnaire Steve Jobs highlights his experience with “computers and calculators” and special skills in “electronic technology or design engineer – digital”.
The questionnaire is believed to have been completed 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 they founded Apple in 1976.
The application is in very good condition with some general wrinkles, light stains and old clear tape on the top edge. It is accompanied by letters and certificates of authenticity.
It previously sold at auction in 2018 for over $ 175,000.
The auction ran from February 24 and ended a few minutes ago. Someone somewhere now has a very expensive paper and hopefully some insurance to go with it!
Did you miss this little piece of history? May I suggest that you comfort yourself by spending a lot less on one of the best Macs Apple has ever made?