Steve Jobs’ $50,000 error-strewn CV

The application is expected to fetch $U50,000. Source: RR Auction.
The application is expected to fetch $U50,000. Source: RR Auction.

ALMOST everybody on the planet has been affected by the genius of Steve Jobs in some way.

But a freshly unearthed 1973 job application from the Apple founder shows that the revolutionary tech genius made mistakes just like the rest of us.

The questionnaire, filled out by Jobs three years before starting the company that would make him billions of dollars, is riddled with spelling errors.

He wrote his name as "Steven jobs" and his address as "reed college", the school he attended briefly in Portland, Oregon before dropping out.

The document is expected to fetch $US50,000 ($63,000) when it goes up for auction next month. The news comes just a day after Job's birthday. He would have turned 63.

The document also shows the Apple founder's aspirations to work in technology.

Under a section titled "Special Abilities", Jobs wrote "tech or design engineer. digital. from Bay near Hewitt-Packard," in reference to the pioneering California technology company.

It is not known what the application was for, nor whether Jobs was successful.

Incredibly, it appears that the creator of the revolutionary iPhone did not have a phone at the time of the application either. Next to "Phone", Jobs wrote "none".

Though Jobs responded on the form that he had a driver's license, he said his access to transportation was "possible, but not probable".

The document will be on sale in a pop culture auction, hosted by RR Auction in Boston, Massachusetts, next month.

The sale will also feature a Mac OS X technical manual signed by Jobs in 2001, valued at $US25,000 ($31,000), and a signed 2008 newspaper clipping, valued at $US15,000 ($19,000), with a photo of Jobs and a headline that reads "New, faster iPhone will sell for $199."

Jobs died of cancer in 2011 at the age of 56.

The auction will also feature a love letter from the late British singer Amy Winehouse to her husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

"Do nothing 'til you hear from me handsome, I need your arms around me so I can inhale, open my eyes, breathe my heart's breathe out," the letter, valued at $US4000 ($5100), reads.

The auction will also feature a 1969 fingerprint card from Jimi Hendrix's Toronto arrest on drug charges. It is signed by late musician and valued at $US15,000 ($19,000).

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