Steve Jobs's 1973 Application, That He Didn't Even Proofread, Is Up For Auction

This is picture-proof who we are on paper isn't always representative of who we are in life.

Nobody's perfect. Not even Steve Jobs, the man responsible for revolutionizing modern technology with the smartphone.

The job application of an 18-year-old Jobs, three years before he became cofounder of Apple Computers, is up for auction at RRAuction with a starting bid of $50,000, and shows how the late tech pioneer was just a kid trying to find his way like any other young person.


Jobs not only misspelled "Hewlett-Packard" on the application, but he also wrote that transportation to work was up in the air or "possible, but not probable." 

Although he didn't have much in the way of technology at the time he submitted the 1973 job application, the Reed College drop-out knew his interests lie in "electronics tech or design engineer."

Jobs died at the age of 56 on Oct. 5, 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, but not before drastically changing his unemployment status to become one of the most widely known American inventors, designers and entrepreneurs on the planet. At the time of his death, his net worth was approximately $7 billion, according to   

His last words were reportedly, "OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW."

While having a good one-page cv, a really beautiful-looking résumé, or an amazing job application can certainly help people achieve career goals, Job's legacy proves these things are not necessarily indicators of how far a person can go in life. After all, who we are on paper should not define us. 

(H/T: Business Insider)

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