The application for an unspecified position is estimated to be worth more than $50,000.
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Before Steve Jobs dominated the tech industry, he was just a regular guy looking for a job.
After dropping out of Reed College only six months after enrolling for the 1972 fall semester, he stuck around the Portland campus for a year and a half to audit courses on calligraphy, dance and Shakespeare.
In 1973, he filled out a job application for an unspecified position, which is now being auctioned by RR Auction. The company estimates its worth at more than $50,000.
The one-page application isn't as put-together as one might expect from the man who co-founded Apple three years later. Under address, Jobs hand-wrote "reed college" (lowercase). His major, "english, lit," also wasn't capitalized. When asked about access to transportation, he wrote, "possible, but not probable."
What's less surprising is that he noted he has skills with computers and calculators. And under "Special Abilities," he wrote, "electronics tech or design engineer. digital.-from Bay near Hewitt-Packard." Yes, Hewlett-Packard is misspelled.
"It breathes more life into him and his memory," said Bobby Livingston, executive vice president at RR Auction.
A Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001 will also be auctioned, as will a signed newspaper clipping from 2008 about Jobs speaking at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Those items are valued at more than $25,000 and $15,000, respectively.