Steve Jobs’ job application letter that was written in 1973 has been sold for GBP 162,000. On March 24, this letter was placed on the auction website Charterfeilds. The application is consisting of a single page that is a hand-written letter by Jobs.
Steve Jobs’ job application letter has been bought for an amount of Rs 1.06 crores at an auction. In this letter, no role is mentioned for which Steve applied. Nor does it mentioned the name of the company for which he applied.
It is being reported that the letter is one of the first job applications filed by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He joined a company called Atari Inc as a Technician so this application was filed a year before he got his first job.
Chaterfeilds, describes the letter with the words, “A single page signed job application form 1973 is being offered for sale by auction. In the questionnaire Steve Jobs highlights his experience with “computers and calculators” and special abilities in “electronic tech or design engineer digital”. It is believed that the questionnaire has been completed following his drop out of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Next year, he joined Atari with the role of a technician and worked with Steve Wozniak before they founded Apple in 1976.
The application is still after passing many decades, in pretty good condition. However, it is a little light stained, with some creasing and old clear tape to the top edge. It is accompanied by letters and certificates of authenticity. In 2018, it was sold at auction for $175,000.
His colleague at Atari described him as “difficult but valuable”, stressing that “he was very often the smartest guy in the room, and he would let people know that.”
Years after he left his job in Atari, Steve Jobs in collaboration with Steve Wozniak founded Apple. In an interview, Jobs said that they founded Apple because they desired to have a personal computer but they couldn’t afford one. According to one quote of Jobs, “Not only couldn’t we afford the computers that were on the market, but those computers were also impractical for us to use. We needed a Volkswagen. The Volkswagen isn’t as fast or comfortable as other ways of traveling, but the VW owners can go where they want when they want and with whom they want. The VW owners have personal control of their car.”